Race Face is back and making their products better than ever. Most of the items on display at Interbike are updates and improvements on existing models, but there are some entirely new items on offer. The new SixC carbon downhill crank is the lightest full production DH crank on the market (their claim), 100g lighter than closest competitor. All in, it’s just 650g with BB, 36T ring and 165mm arms. Rubber end caps protect the cranks’ aesthetics, but Marcel Jacob, Race Face’s sales mgr, says they’re not necessary to maintain structural integrity. All Six cranks get new steel pedal thread inserts rather than alloy and thicker 4.5mm chainring tabs, same as Shimano Saint. $549.99. Lots more when you click through… The Atlas Crank is completely redesigned and 50g lighter. It gets the thicker chainring tabs, too, and a new EXI interface that makes installation super easy. Jacob says it can be done with a multi tool rather than the major torque needed to tighten their old X-Type cranks. This change carries across all of their cranks. The Atlas also gets new
topic topographics of Whistler’s bike park, which replaces the North Shore map of old. $319 with BB (no rings). Comes with a granny spider, which is visible on the other crankset behind it in the pic above. By taking it off, it allows better clearance for chainguides when running it singlespeed. You can also run it as a double with bash guard. They don’t sell it with rings because they figure people will want to get the exact gearing they want rather than what RF tells them they should use. Chester crank replaces the Ride DH as the budget option. $99 with BB (no rings). Weight is 950g with 36T ring and 165mm. New 1.25″ rise Atlas handlebar. 785mm width, weight is about 330g. Black, orange, red, blue, stealth (matte black) and gold. $79.99 (shown at bottom compared to their original -and still available- half inch rise model) The Turbine stems, which got a refresh just before the company’s collapse earlier this year, gets new 0° rise option. $94.99. Not new but worth showing given the times, they have PF92 and PFBB30 bottom brackets that drop down to their 25.4mm spindles.