Race Face Atlas FR Crankset

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $267.49


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Product Description

Tired of hollow promises? Engineered for riders wanting a lightweight FR/DH crank.These cranks are manufactured in Canada using OPTIM-AL, an alloy 20% strongerThan 7050 alloy, so no need for pedal inserts.Whether dropping in big or vying for a spot onThe podium, your prayers have been answered. ATLAS FR isThe new standard. * ATrue FR/DH race crank — light enough for fast pedaling & strong enough forThe gnarliest descents. * CNC machined in Race Faces British Columbia, Canada manufacturing fa


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by monkies a Downhiller from sf, ca

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2009

Strengths:    Looks cool, one of the top cranks out there

Weaknesses:    it's a pain to get on/off. bearings went fast but replaced with the enduro bearings that remove that plastic shim.

Bottom Line:   
I have these on my mojo, and the Saints on my turner highline. Great looking cranks, but taking them on/off for cleaning is a royal pain compared to the saints (push thru, and 2 pinch bolts, done).

mine also would come loose all the time after each ride. the trick i got from a shop was to thread the bolt in without any spacers so that the bolt cuts deep into the threads. then put the spacers in place, tighten and voila they haven't come loose since.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   chain reaction

Similar Products Used:   shimano saints

Bike Setup:   ibis mojo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave a Downhiller from fonthill, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2009

Strengths:    strenght

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this crankset is amazing, like no other, super light and super strong, and the purple looks terific

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Chain reaction cycle


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OverRev a Downhiller from Torrance CA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2009

Strengths:    Light, Strong, cheaper than saint

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great crank! Get one!

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Favorite Trail:   SD

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   www.go-ride.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano saint

Bike Setup:   08 DHR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matjaks a Weekend Warrior from ferndale, mi usofa

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2009

Strengths:    super stiff, light, looks, and feel

Weaknesses:    nadda

Bottom Line:   
I haven't used many cranks yet but out of all the ones I have been on this feels like no other. It is pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Favorite Trail:   the pines

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   truvativ

Bike Setup:   jamis komodo, e13 chain guide, raceface drive train

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick_M2R a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2009

Strengths:    
These cranks are bloody awesome
Strong!
They are lighter than saints, and equal in strength
Strong!
I have not felt ANY flex in these at all
Strong!
Easy to fit, work well with my diablous DH chainguide
Look awesome in blue steel,and the new colours coming out blow saint graphics outta the park


Weaknesses:    The new Anodised Blue colour wasnt available when i originally got mine end of last year.....

Bottom Line:   
These are by far the best cranks ive owned
After 3 months riding in the aussie dust they soin smooth and true, there is no flex in them at all, and their lighter than saints and just as tough
Also with the new colours coming out, they are orgasmic to look at to!

Also to the people who are worried about them not having pedal inserts, there is nothing to worry about, the optium Al threads are build like an aussie brick sh!t house
I smashed the left pedal in a rock face last week, hard enough to bend the axle on the pedal i was using (not the Wah Wah's) and the threads where fine

I pretty much swear by raceface products from now on

Only sucky thing is the new blue colour wasnt available when i first got these....

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with DH, jumps and Drops

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   FSA moto x crap
Raceface evolve DH (<- these are excellent cranks to!)


Bike Setup:   2007 kona stinky
2009 Fox DHX 5 coil
2009 Marz 66 RC3
X9
RF atlas FR
Abbah SOS rear hub
Elixir R's front and rear
SDG RL seat
Blue E-13 Superchrager bashring
Ghetto tubeless

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by j-claw a Downhiller from Squamish

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2009

Strengths:    Really stiff & strong. Loads of options for crank & spindle length & chainring configuration. As the guy above says, these are one of the lightest DH cranks available - lighter than 08 Saint. They have 6mm of chainline adjustment, so I could get them set-up just right with my chain device. Includes BB & a lifetime warranty.

Weaknesses:    Took me a while to fit, but that's mainly because I was swapping spacers around to get my chainline just right.

Bottom Line:   
By far the best DH cranks out there at the moment. Light, stiff & strong. The graphics feature a map of my local trails too - sick!
Just take you time fitting them.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Cove Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Saint

Bike Setup:   Demo 7, Atlas FR cranks, Marz 66, XT, Chromag bars, Mavic/Hope wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by milkmanmarce a Downhiller from North Vancouver

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2008

Strengths:    Very strong and stiff. 170mm crank with 36t ring and bash only weighs 1020g. Lighter than Saint

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This a fantastic crankset that never lets you down. In the past RF bb's have been suspect, but with the new Phil Wood grease and seals, the bb is outstanding. 6 months of wet muddy Shore and Whistler riding and the bb still feels like new. Love the graphics too. Made in Canada with US aluminium, a true North American product, AND it's lighter than Saint. What more could you ask for? If you want to go even lighter, but still want a bombproof crank, check out the Atlas AM.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   North Shore Bike Sho

Similar Products Used:   Saint, FSA Gravity

Bike Setup:   Cove STD, Atlas FR cranks, D2 Stem, Atlas bars, XT drivetrain, Mavic rims, Marz 66

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by atomicAdam a Downhiller from san mateo

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2008

Strengths:    Light and Stiff - 970g for a 165mm 73 shell 36t no bash w/ bb

Very stiff cranks - haven't felt any flex and i'm 230lbs.

self extracting is pretty nice too - and it looks good in person, on the raceface site the cranks don't look too hot.


Weaknesses:    self puller cap can back out if not locked tight.

Bottom Line:   
Very Great product - see the pro-review here: http://reviews.mtbr.com/blog/race-face-atlas-fr-x-type-crankset-review

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Duration Product Used:   4 months

Purchased At:   meh

Bike Setup:   matador, f1, jab

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