Race Face Prodigy DH ISIS Crankset

2.79/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $123.00


Product Description

Designed specifically for Freeride/DH riders.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Palo Alto, CA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2007

Strengths:    I like the colors, came with a bashguard, pedal threads haven't stripped... yet

Weaknesses:    ISIS=Crap; get an external bb, bolts come loose whenever they feel like it, don't track straight, HEAVY

Bottom Line:   
please do not buy this product, it seems to thrive on mediocrity. the drive side doesn't track straight, it's heavy, and most importantly it DOESN'T have an external bottom bracket. in this day and age, if you are buying cranks, buy only those that use an external bottom bracket

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on bike, bought from friend

Bike Setup:   Kona Coiler Dee-Luxe 05 frame (buy it), Manitou Sherman Flick (buy it), Sram X9 (buy it), Hayes El Caminoes (DON'T buy), Chris King HS (buy it), RF Prodigy DH (DON'T BUY IT, JUST DON'T!)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ob1 kenobee qwerty from ireland

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2007

Strengths:    looks good and its strong enough

Weaknesses:    pritty heavy and you do have to watch the threads but you still have to do something pritty extream to strip themsr

Bottom Line:   
theese cranks are great as long as you watch the threads on the pedals and extract point

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $118.00

Purchased At:   mikes bikes

Similar Products Used:   sr suntor cheapy


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ryan Parker a Racer from Riverside, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2006

Strengths:    they hold up for awhile thats about it

Weaknesses:    the pedal threads strip just like everyone says. these cranks are good until this happens

Bottom Line:   
if ur lookin for quality cranks go with something that has got better reviews. these cranks just dont hold up due to the pedal threads stripping. they work great for a little while then they are trash

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   truvativ, xt cranks


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Josh a Downhiller from New Hampshire

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2005

Strengths:    The arms seem relatively strong

Weaknesses:    The alloy used to make these cranks is very very soft. The crank puller threads crossthreaded and stripped almost immediately. Just today the non-drive side pedal threads stripped when my pedal hit a rock. Not cool, Race Face. I've had much more dependable performance out of an ancient pair of lightweight Shimano XT cranks.

Bottom Line:   
We'll see how the warranty goes. I'm not hopeful.

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Favorite Trail:   Jiminy Peak

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gear12 a Downhiller from Fort Wayne, IN

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2005

Strengths:    look nice, look strong, feel good while they work...

Weaknesses:    Yeah, these were great until the pedal thread stripped out while on a road ride. Oddly enough, I ended up using these cranks almost exclusively on the road, so they saw none of the real abuse they were supposedly designed for. Raceface was completely unsympathetic, saying that they only had a 1-yr warranty. That's what I get for "upgrading" from my old shimano. I wish I'd kept the old shimanos, because I'd put them back on. Why would I want to pay 68$ for a new crankarm when it's a piece-of-crap design, and raceface doesn't want to do anything about it? I emailed the addr on their website about this a couple days ago, and haven't heard anything back at all! I thought raceface was the stuff, but I used to beat the heck out a set of old LXs and they never gave out on me! Raceface has lost a customer in me... Don't buy these, maybe if you're lucky they've fixed the problems with the crappy threads in the new line... too bad I'll never find out!!!

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy these cranks unless you enjoy riding with one foot.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   115

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx, from before they were hollow

Bike Setup:   k2 flying monkey dual sus, noleen 5 in up front, magura rim brakes, sum mammoth on the rear, rhino lite up front

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hag a Downhiller from Daegu

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2005

Strengths:    Simple; cheap

Weaknesses:    pedal threads strip

Bottom Line:   
Strong, cheap and cheerful but LOCTITE pedal threads securely and cross thy fingers

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Hussefelt; LX

Bike Setup:   Ruckus hardtail

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ross a Cross Country Rider from boone nc usa

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2005

Strengths:    stiff, strong, burly looking

Weaknesses:    comes loose, pedal doesn't thread far enough through the pedal interface, i don't need a crank pull to remove drive side because of bb interface wear

Bottom Line:   
fine crank for the price i guess; feel like rocks; i'm disappointed that after 14 months of use the drive side bb interface has worn so i don't need a crank pull to remove; this is extra unnerving because i've had a problem with the crank bolts coming loose: one time the bolt came out during a ride. If you want a pair of cranks that can take abuse these do the job, however, if your abuse includes high miles along with big drops, these things don't seem to be up to the task. I'm switching to truvativ because i've heard they can handle long xc as well as drops. I'll give these things three hot turds because they're so stiff, and they have held up to 14 months of heavy use, but they probable only deserve 2 considering the premature bb interface wear.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   first DH crankset

Bike Setup:   hard tail: DH parts

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DSR*visuals a Downhiller from San Diego, CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2004

Strengths:    They worked great for 2 yrs. They took a beating. Lite.

Weaknesses:    Warranty is crap. The non pedal side stripped at the pedal. I am pissed. Those cranks are supposed to be tough and sustain a beating.

Bottom Line:   
Here is a great idea, don't buy these cranks. They are price point, purchase ones that are a bit more expensive. Get some reenforcements. You pay for what you get.

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Favorite Trail:   Anderson Truck Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   84.00

Bike Setup:   Bullit FR / DH

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brother Jethro a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2004

Strengths:    Worked great for 2 years. No flex, no creaks.

Weaknesses:    Pedal threads stripped out of non-drive side, pedal fell off while climbing stairs.

Bottom Line:   
Sounds like it's not at all uncommon for the pedal threads to strip out. I have to give them credit, though -- worked great for 2 years and you should see what this poor bike has been through. I figure any product that kept me happy for 2 years deserves at least three chilis.

I think what someone said about short threaded pedals is very true -- I'm using Ringle ZuZu pedals, and they have a pretty short thread that doesn't reach all the way through this crank. To make things worse, because the crank is all aluminum, you're supposed to use a washer, which reduces the thread a little more...

I'm going to replace it with the Race Face Evolve DH with the CroMo pedal inserts. I'm hoping that will keep it from stripping again.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Original Equipment

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky D

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kip a Downhiller from idaho

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2004

Strengths:    strong, dont flex, good looking

Weaknesses:    pedal threads strip

Bottom Line:   
These where great cranks for two years untill I bent my pedal spindals and screwed up the threads. The bike is in the shop now and they are puting steel inserts into the cranks for the pedals, hopefully that will work if not I plan on buying profiles if I have the cash if not I will get azonic 454s.

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Favorite Trail:   trails suck I ride urban

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   husselfelts ok, xt crap, profile the best

Bike Setup:   khs fr2000, dj1, atomic, hookworms, other urban stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Paul a Downhiller from London, UK

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004

Strengths:    They have not bent

Weaknesses:    The pedal threads stripped

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up post.

The pedal threads have stripped on the non drive side.

I have spoken to the UK importer and they told me that there can be a problem with these cranks with pedals with shorter threaded axels such as DMRs or Wellgo - be warned.

They did last a year though

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Favorite Trail:   Rose Hill in BC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Diabolus (recent upgrade)

Bike Setup:   SC Bullit, Shiver DCs etc etc

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Davey a Weekend Warrior from Bellevue washington

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2004

Strengths:    It is hard to say after only being able to use them for a week and half. But just for keeping things fair I have ridden a set for an entire season but they 2002's.

Weaknesses:    The drive side threads stripped while riding on an intermediate level single track.

Bottom Line:   
It is too bad that after spending two grand plus that something so simple as the drive side threads have to strip and put all riding to a halt. Not to mention the three and half mile walk down primo single track I had to endure , at least the scenery was beutiful. But hey The fact of the matter is that if I wanted to walk something it would be my dog not my bike lets pick it up rf.

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Favorite Trail:   green mountain trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   supergo stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   shimano lx and deore both ,out lasted these but again in all fairness I will refer to the 2002's race face prodigy that lasted a whole season and are still going on the bike that is now my friends but 50 50 odds arent good enough odds for cranks

Bike Setup:   Giant ac , swinger four way, z159 , 6.3" by 6", hayes eight inch bla bla bla bla bla

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zeph a Downhiller from bainbridge Is. ,washington

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2004

Strengths:    stiff, burly as heck

Weaknesses:    smallest ring threads rub on chainguide if tightened comletely

Bottom Line:   
if you are someone who bashes everything...i'd say these are for you...if you don't need the strength...get something lighter. Any way...these beasts are going to be one of my favorite and strongest cranks i have ever run...get them. do it.

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Favorite Trail:   all whistler

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   das rad haus

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ hussefelts

Bike Setup:   kona stab, super T, mag 30's, avid mechs, shimano, azonic

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl Friedrich a Downhiller from St. Paul, MN

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap, Isis, Strong,

Weaknesses:    Bash guard bent on me, they flex a bit for me (~250 geared up).

Bottom Line:   
A great crank for the price, if you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with these. If you're counting grams you're in the wrong sport.

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Favorite Trail:   Molly Pup

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Saints, Truvativ, FSA, StrongArms

Bike Setup:   Enduro Expert, nothing stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike a Weekend Warrior from Nova Scotia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2004

Strengths:    nice , strong cranks ,no flex what so ever

Weaknesses:    Stripped the non drive side pedal thread in less that a month

Bottom Line:   
Nice strong cranks , no flex, Just beware of the pedal threads , seemed to be made of a weeker metal.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Truvative

Bike Setup:   Vps buzz, Dwides, Xt , Avid

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