Race Face Diabolus Crankset DBL w/ Bash Crankset

4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $239.00

Product Description

The Diabolus Crankset is simply the stiffest, strongest freeride crankset available on the planet, ridden by Darren Berrecloth and Paul Bas, two of the best free riders on the pro scene today, Diabolus cranks are proven as a performance big hit crank.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Phalophalot a Downhiller from The Gong, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2010

Strengths:    Ahh! I thought it was strong??

Weaknesses:    RaceFace warranty "Don't be fooled" there is no warranty.

Bottom Line:   
First ride on the new cranks and I crash as you do when you race DH. Hey these are advertised for DH/Freerideing. Anyway when I am cleaning my bike up for race day I notice cracks around the flange where the chainring and bashguard bolt onto the driveside crankarm. Bugger, I send it back to place of purchase to take a look expecting a warranty claim. (hey thats the sole reason I pay the big bucks for a solid crankset with a lifetime warranty). Na, Warranty will not replace as it was damaged in a crash.
What!, Thats what we do when DH and freeriding. We crash..
I can't beleive it. I ride on a $250 cranks set and it's broke on day one..
No product support from Raceface.
Wouldn't even sell me a replacement driveside crankarm.
Don't bother spending money on this crankset expecting a solid product and support to match. You won't get it.

Chilli's, No way, what do you expect.

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Favorite Trail:   yeah right!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $224.00

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Diabolus 175mm length.

Bike Setup:   Giant Faith "05 model" 66RC2X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by motoxkfx123 a Weekend Warrior from independence ky

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2009

Strengths:    Every thing it is crazy strong machined out of a solid pic of 7050 aluminum much stronger than the Truvativ Holzfeller Howitzer witch has a hollow core and still weighs all most the same lol. it just feels solid. not to mention the (LIFE TIME WARRANTY)!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    The bearing at least that's what people are saying i have yet to have any problems from it but it is still pretty new.

Bottom Line:   
this thing really is bomb proof and if for some god only knows reason you can break it it has the life time warranty as long as you have your bill of sale.

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Favorite Trail:   test of metal

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $229.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Holzfeller OCT 1.1DH Howitzer, Shimano Saint

Bike Setup:   maitua black elite' hayes 9 hydraulic disk breaks 203 mm rotors' Race Face Diabolus X-Type Crankset 22/32/Bash' Sram X.7 Trigger Shifter w/ X.7 Rear Derailleur' bontrager tubeless race lite rims' sette locking grips. all going on a better frame as soon as i can afford a yeti 575 frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crispycritter a Weekend Warrior from Somerset

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    BOMBPROOF

Weaknesses:    BOMBPROOF

Bottom Line:   
BOMBPROOF. oh and they look quite good too....

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Favorite Trail:   Brecon gap road, Wales

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Somerset Bike Centre

Similar Products Used:   TOTALLY BOMBPROOF


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rdrz14 a Downhiller from selinsgrove, pa, usa

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2009

Strengths:    very responsive! There is no lack of energy from your legs to the chain... NO FLEX!!!

Weaknesses:    none, its a tank!

Bottom Line:   
I would recomend this to anyone who is looking to buy their last crank! its worth every penny to have a solid setup.

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Favorite Trail:   test of metal

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   somewhere on the int

Similar Products Used:   tru-ative stock crankset and MPR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cupton a Weekend Warrior from Missouri

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, stiff,ah, stiff

Weaknesses:    a little heavy, but durable

Bottom Line:   
These are by far the stiffest crankset I have tried. I wanted to go lighter so I put a set of Atlas cranks on my Blitz but removed them after 1 ride and reinstalled the Diabolus. The Atlas just felt flexy compared to the Diabolus.
These are the perfect cranks for Freeride or downhill. A little heavy for XC..

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   Just about every crankset that Raceface has made

Bike Setup:   Versus Blitz 2, Diabolus Crankset 26/36 w/ Straitline bash ring, Syncros FL stem, Avid Codes with Straitline levers, Azonic carbon bar, 819 rims w/ Hadley hubs 20mm front 10mm thru in back, Push'ed DHX coil w/ ti spring, Syncros mental mags, Wicked Racin dualrailluer, X9 shifters and rear D,

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