Race Face Atlas FR Crankset

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Atlas FR

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

User Reviews (8)

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monkies   Downhiller [Sep 25, 2009]
Strength:

Looks cool, one of the top cranks out there

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: shimano saints
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
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dave   Downhiller [Sep 22, 2009]
Strength:

strenght

Weakness:

none

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

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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4
OverRev   Downhiller [Aug 12, 2009]
Strength:

Light, Strong, cheaper than saint

Weakness:

None

Great crank! Get one!

Similar Products Used: shimano saint
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RATING
5
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5
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matjaks   Weekend Warrior [May 29, 2009]
Strength:

super stiff, light, looks, and feel

Weakness:

nadda

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.

Similar Products Used: truvativ
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Nick_M2R   Downhiller [May 24, 2009]
Strength:


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

Weakness:

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

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....

Similar Products Used: FSA moto x crap
Raceface evolve DH (<- these are excellent cranks to!)
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
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j-claw   Downhiller [Jan 22, 2009]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Saint
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
milkmanmarce   Downhiller [Nov 04, 2008]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used: Saint, FSA Gravity
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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atomicAdam   Downhiller [May 06, 2008]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

self puller cap can back out if not locked tight.

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

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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