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Which would you choose? I am leaning towards the Race Face.

Also, if I were to choose Race Face, should I go with RF rings and BB or ...mix it up with Shimano rings and a differnt BB?

Sorry if this was....too much of a newbie, easy question for the pros! Thanks in advance!
 

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montgod said:
Which would you choose? I am leaning towards the Race Face.

Also, if I were to choose Race Face, should I go with RF rings and BB or ...mix it up with Shimano rings and a differnt BB?

Sorry if this was....too much of a newbie, easy question for the pros! Thanks in advance!
I don't think you can go wrong with either crank. Personal preference, I suppose. If you do go with the RF crank, RF makes very nice rings. They're about the only other ring out there that shifts on par with Shimano. Race Face also makes very good BBs. I've had nothing but great luck with them. They're up in the Pacifc NW, so they've got to make sure their seals are the real deal. If it's an ISIS crank & BB, also check out FSA bottom brackets. I've had good luck with them as well.
 

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the 2 weigh about the same

montgod said:
Which would you choose? I am leaning towards the Race Face.

Also, if I were to choose Race Face, should I go with RF rings and BB or ...mix it up with Shimano rings and a differnt BB?

Sorry if this was....too much of a newbie, easy question for the pros! Thanks in advance!
And right around the same weight of the 04' XT. IMO the shimano rings work fine and wear well.
 

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Personally, I'm saving up for the new X-Type Raceface Atlas cranks. They most closely resemble my old Turbines, a design I always admired both asthetically & structurally.

Plus, they will still look good years from now, whereas the XTR units will wear & I'm not sure I trust a (mostly) carbon crank, even from RF.
 

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Personally, I'm saving up for the new X-Type Raceface Atlas cranks. They most closely resemble my old Turbines, a design I always admired both asthetically & structurally.

Plus, they will still look good years from now, whereas the XTR units will wear & I'm not sure I trust a (mostly) carbon crank, even from RF.
Nice. I've had some of the Deus sets in. They're really nice cranks. I just installed some on my personal ride about a week ago. Initial impression is awesome. Easy to install, plus an adjustable chainline, to boot. Bearing quality, so far at least, seems to be the typical top notch Race Face folks expect. I like the polished silver for the same reason - I've had the same Turbine LPs on a bike for 7 years and they still look top notch.
 

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Race Face

I have had the Race Face Next Lp and rings on my c-dale for 3 years now. No problems at all and they are the best i have ever used. (also have a rf square taper bb) I am getting ready to build a new rig and i will be using RF again (i also have RF bar and post) I looked at XTR for almost a second and found that: RF is lighter, cheaper, and IMO looks a lot better :D

RF is my recomendation although the XTR is nice ( a friend has it on his blur and likes it) but the RF is the better choice!
 

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I have both an they are very nice cranks.

The Race Face is ISIS and has needed a new BB every 6 months (although RF has replaced it at no charge each time).

The XTR I have had since '97 or '98 (can't remember, it has been that long). I am still running the original BB which I have overhauled every year (at least).

If I were going to buy a new one, I would definitely stay away from ISIS due to premature bearing failure (although FSA has seemingly found a way past that problem).

Does this help?

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