Race Face Evolve DH Crankset

4.54/5 (50 Reviews)
MSRP : $129.99


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The Evolve XC crankset has been completely redesigned & upgradedTo feature performance 7050 aluminum.These crank arms are strong enoughTo handle serious ‘All Mountain’ riding yet at an XC crank weight. With armsThat feature a sexy polished finish combined with our quick shifting rings,The Evolve XC is a high performance crankset at a reasonable price. Net shape forged 7050 aluminum arms CNC machined 7075 aluminum chainrings Updated EXI spindle interface External bb included works


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rockyflowtbay a Downhiller from London ON Canada

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, not too bad to install, better b/c of the larger bolt

Weaknesses:    none really

Bottom Line:   
Good cranks!

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Favorite Trail:   Mine

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike (used)

Similar Products Used:   Raceface Ride DH, Shimano Saint

Bike Setup:   Rocky Switch 07

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tyler d. a Downhiller from dansville, ny

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2009

Strengths:    amazing. fairly light with some serious beef. love em already

Weaknesses:    u smoke crack ?!

Bottom Line:   
perfect for dirt jump. and dh . perfect

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Favorite Trail:   greenmount cemetary

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   truative junk. dont get that garbage

Bike Setup:   07' iron horse warrior 1.5 hardtail( cant get any more). rox shox forks. azonic outlaw wheelset. fuse seat. usa grips. specilized 2.5 tires. hayes disc brakes. azonic head set. ect....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dresden a Cross Country Rider from NC

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    It is a very solid crank.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I have these crank on 2 bikes and I have never had one thing go wrong with them...listen to a guy that has been using these cranks for more than 2 years...I am a heavy guy (250) and I have barely rubbed the paint off of the arms....and I ride almost everyday...I ride trails...and its not like Im gentle with the bike either...bottom line....they are tough as nails.

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Favorite Trail:   USWWF

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   what came on the bike I cant remember it was crap though.

Bike Setup:   2006 mongoose

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by XSL_WiLL a Weekend Warrior from Naperville, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2009

Strengths:    Makes a good paperweight.

Weaknesses:    Poorly designed interface, heavy, makes a lot of noise, bottom bracket does not last, etc.

Bottom Line:   
I had these cranks very briefly.

They are HEAVY! I downgraded from Saints to these since I got a deal and I needed money. What a mistake. These cranks are about the same weight as Saints and are not nearly as reliable.

The interface is an interference fit. So everytime the cranks are removed and installed, a bit wears off. Eventually the spindle/crank interface becomes too worn and it will make noise and it will not stay tight.

Unlike the Shimano design, the bearing preload cannot be adjusted independently. You have to fumble with spacers and then torque the bolt.

Since the spindle is attached to the left side, it also makes the setup of a chainguide a bit more time consuming. That's not such a bit deal, but a pain.

I had issues with the pedal inserts creaking as well.

The bottom bracket started feeling very gritty after just 3 months. And this was with proper frame prep.

If you're on a budget and don't ride hard, then these cranks are certainly better than low end square taper/ISIS offerings. But in my experience, they have proven to be unreliable.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jack a Downhiller from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2009

Strengths:    Look alright, reasonably strong.

Weaknesses:    heavyish, i Bent a crankarm, Wouldn't recomend them go for something like the atlas or Saints

Bottom Line:   
Alright cranks wouldn't recomend them, but if them come stock on a bike or you can get a good deal on them get em. Ive bent a crank arm though and needed to buy a whole new crankset

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Favorite Trail:   Dellingup

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came stock on glory

Similar Products Used:   Husselfets, Saints, Raceface atlas

Bike Setup:   Glory DH1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EzE01 a Weekend Warrior from San Marcos, Tx

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2009

Strengths:    Crank arms, X-type bottom bracket, looks

Weaknesses:    They are heavy but who cares.

Bottom Line:   
These cranks are awesome!! I am 250 and the crank arms don't flex. I feel real sturdy when I am thrashing down stair cases. If you don't like tightening the bottom bracket every time you ride get these cranks. I ran my 44t in to some concreate the other day. I wore the paint off and a couple teeth chiped, but the chainring was not bent. These cranks look real cool too. You can't beat the price and strength of this product.

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Favorite Trail:   Texas State University endless downhill stair case

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Bike Setup:   Hard tail, X7, WTB Laserdisc, Nevegals, these cranks, and a bunch of other bomb proof parts.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BeanerSal a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2009

Strengths:    Thats it, Its super strong.

Weaknesses:    None. But, if you buy the tripple ring crank, you must grind down the granny gear bosses to use a chainguide, because thats why they have the single and tripple ring options. I got the tripple because it was on sale and modded it to fit.

Bottom Line:   
These cranks have to be the best mtb cranks ive had so far. They feel stiff and pedal great. Highly recomend if you want strength.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   WheelWorld.Com

Similar Products Used:   Profile Race, Profile SS, Primo Powerbite, FSA Moto X. We The People 3Pc.

Bike Setup:   08 Cowan, 9speed, saint trans and shifter, hussefelt bars, premium pedals, E Thirteen ls1 guide, primo bmx seat, primo grips, and ofcourse the Race Face Evolve DH crank.

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

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2009

Strengths:    Everything!
stiff
strong
bb spins great after 3 months of abuse
looks
not very heavy
Raceface


Weaknesses:    When installing the first time, youll need a pipe to put on the end of your wrench to be able to tighten the crank onto the axle, it gets extremely tight! at first i was waiting for something to break, but dont worry, thats how its meant to be, oh and a couple of drops of loctite on the crank bolt will stop peoples loosening problems

Bottom Line:   
These cranks are brilliant, from now on i will always use raceface cranks

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with jumps and drops

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   FSA, Shimano crap and Truvativ (<<< DO NOT BUY ANY CRANK THAT GOES BY THE NAME TRUVATIV!!!)

Bike Setup:   08 kona stinky
09 66 RCV
X9 RD and shifter
09 DHX 5
Sun Abbah SOS rear hub
FSA maximus bar and stem
SDG Belair
avid elixir r's
Raceface evolve DH cranks
Truvativ boxguide
Blue e13 supercharger
Sram pg 991 chain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Saxon9598 a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu Hi

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2009

Strengths:    They are bomb prof, I weigh 220lbs and have no worries of breaking them, they are super stiff and not nearly as heavy as they look.

Weaknesses:    none that I can think of

Bottom Line:   
Buy these if you want to ride an never think about your cranks, they shift right every time, solid, dependable and damn near indestructible....

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Favorite Trail:   Maunawili

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   Jensons

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Saint, nothing else comes close

Bike Setup:   BMC superstroke, Jamis Parker I have it on both bikes, if I had another bike i would buy a new set

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joshwalee a Racer from Phoenix, AZ USA

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, strong, excellent price.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
--$129
--175mm arms
--24/36/bash guard
--x-type bb

What can I say? The price is right, shifting is fast, and the thing is bulletproof. Throw it on, torque to spindle bolt to 60 ft. lbs. and forget about it!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $129.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Shimano hollowtech, Truvativ Powerspline.

Bike Setup:   2008 Mongoose Teocali Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Downhiller from Kent Wa Usa

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2008

Strengths:    Frickin beast this thing is bomb proof... amazingly strong and some what light weight

Weaknesses:    haven't seen any

Bottom Line:   
If u have the money all i can say is get it

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Favorite Trail:   tiger mountain preston railroad crossing

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Similar Products Used:   truvativ blaze (do not get)

Bike Setup:   2008 raleigh mojave 8.0 hard tail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jsaul a Downhiller from Philadelphia,PA,usa

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2008

Weaknesses:    The splines get mangled after 6months of use. These were correctly installed and maintained, I have them tight as they can be and the drive side arm wobbles because the splines are deformed.

Bottom Line:   
whats the point of a HEAVY solid crankset if it won't stay solid, why waste the money and take on the useless weight

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   ebay (new)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan bailey a Weekend Warrior from milton keynes

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2008

Strengths:    for my aggresive riding style these cranks are awesome !!!, big solid arms, xc weight great dh strength, look bling on my ride,

Weaknesses:    none really, crank bolt has come loose couple of times due exccesive hardcore riding but is to be expected with any crankset my tip is to tighten them up if uve had a hardcore w/end at trails..lol

Bottom Line:   
wel ive done a lot modding on my bike but buying these cranks at a crazy unbelivable 60quid of sum bloke of ebay was the best decision ive ever made coz there awesome they give me the best confidence to throw my ride at anything that stands in its way had them for 2 years now and there still really strong ill be sad when the times comes to replace them as they have served me very wel, wel done raceface for a proper quality build on these cranks !!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   bow brickhill

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   ebay seller payed £60..BARGAIN

Similar Products Used:   the bike came with truative blaze crank,enuff said i changed to these straight away

Bike Setup:   saracen xile rockshok judy j2,specalized carbon/titanium seat,titec pluto carbon fibre stem + easton vice dh stem, raceface evolve dh crankset,evolve dh bottom bracket,raceface evolve dh 31.8 riser bar,promax wheels. continental gravity 2.3 tyres,shim deore front n back mechs kona lock on grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex H. a Weekend Warrior from pembroke pines, FL

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2008

Strengths:    their alot stiffer than my old set, and run wayyy smoother as well....rather have a bashring to take the hard hits rather than a 3rd chainring...never used the 3rd ring anyway....steel pedal insterts

Weaknesses:    bolt loosens...although i think it was only temporary

Bottom Line:   
Their a great crankset for the price....go for use from XC to light freeride....burly enough to take big-ish drops yes light enough (for me anyway) to do XC...

ive needed a new crankset, and i wanted one that could handle my 210 pound gurth while still being stiff and not weight me down....i found the solution in the form of this crankset....the only thing is the bolt loosened on me once or twice....but i tightened it down more and its been good since.....

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Favorite Trail:   alligator alley

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar XLT (07')...stock setup besides new wheelset and these cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Leesburg

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2008

Strengths:    strong, looks, light, durable, awsome

Weaknesses:    come on, its raceface not shimano there are no weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
buy it its not heavy at all its perfect for a all mountain bike because it really does have xc wieght with superiour dh streangth

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   fisher tarpon, rockshox tora 308 u turn with lockout, ditchwitch wheelset, bontrager tires, easton bars, raceface evolve dh crankset w/ third chainwheel, shimano hg chain, pg 990 cassette, sram xo deralliur, ec. ec

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