The NEXT crank representsanother milestone for race face. NEXT cranks are one ofTheThelightest, strongest 100% carbon fiber cranks ever made. Race Face hascreated a crankThat goes beyond existing carbon material & processlimitations, setting a new benchmark in performance XC components. Carbon fiber construction w/outThe use of a internal spline,These cranks are hollow Pedal & spindle inserts are co-molded 100% CNC machined chainrings EXI external bottom bracket interface CNC machined Cr
Weaknesses: Junk, got cranks and noticed drive side threads where crossthreaded for the pedal axle. Had bike shop re tap it with only to have whole aluminum insert start wobbling after about 1 month of light xc rides on Lynskey hardtail 29r. Threw on old RF Dues cranks while trying to get cranks warrantied and now the included bottom bracket is shot, lots of side to side play on 1 month old turbine bottom bracket. Thes cranks are pretty pricy to be such crap, guess they are too busy drinking up there to worry about quality control.
Expensive junk!, poor warranty system, complete lack of quality!!!
I do XC stuff on local trails in the Bay Area (Alum Rock mostly, Skeggs a few times) on a '98 Homegrown Factory XT hardtail, in 19" size (I'm 6') that I scored for really cheap on craigslist a couple years ago. I've only been riding since.
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I started mountain biking in march. I have a 2013 raleigh talus 4.0 I've done a few cross country races with poor results. I'm unsure on upgrading components or buying a new bike. I'm looking at a specialized carve pro 29. But unsure if I should buy a new bike or just upgrade my raleigh which is a 2 ... Read More »
Hey everyone. First post here. I bought a 2006 Trek 4300 about a month ago and I am loving riding! I installed a roof rack and bike rack ( Rhino Rack and Mountain Trail Carrier) so I'm pretty sold. I spent more on the racks then bike actually, $400 to $260. Anyway, the bike is great, but I am gettin ... Read More »
I'm taking my family on a trip up to Bellingham where we will ride Galbraith then make our way North to Abbotsford and East through Princeton arriving at Rossland where we will stay for three days.
1. On that route are there any places we should stop and ride?
2. What should we n ... Read More »