Race Face Next LP Crankset

DESCRIPTION

Forged and CNC machined heat treated aluminum shell with carbon reinforcement. Hallow tubular spider and removable, replaceable chainring tabs. PC = Powdercoat. This is the first crank to effectively interface the high impact strength of aluminum and the virtually infinite fatigue life of carbon fiber. Weight: 650g/1.43lb

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2014]
Grant
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Feel the dampening in chatter
light

Weakness:

5 bolt (not much comparability with anything else)
BB is not compatible with chainguide

Overall these are great cranks, but the compatability with other products would turn me away if I had to buy again.I weigh 140lbs

Similar Products Used:

Xtr, ride dh raceface, deore xt, raceface ride xc

[Sep 04, 2010]
grainger
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

THIS CRANK IS KILLER IT CAN HANDLE ANYTHING

Weakness:

NON

U CAN STILL BUY 1 BUY IT

Similar Products Used:

XTR

[Jun 24, 2003]
Darren
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The looks! Weight and stiffness! Did I mentions the looks?

Weakness:

paint chips off and you cannot get them repainted

FROM THE MOMENT I FIRST SAW THESE I WANTED THEM. I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO AFFORD THEM, AND MAN AM I HAPPY THAT I DID. VERY NOTICEABLE INCREASE IN STIFFNESS OVER THE XT'S THAT WERE ON THE BIKE. WITH A RACEFACE ISIS BB, IT BLEW THE OLD XT'S OUT OF THE WATER! I AM NOT A LITTLE RACER BOY, BUT TIP THE SCALES AT 220 LBS PLUS, AND THE DIFFERENCE WAS HUGE! I NOW NOTICE THE FLEX IN THE FRAME BECAUSE THERE IS NONE FROM THESE BEAUTIES. THE SHIFTING IS GREAT.

BUT REALLY THESE CRANKS ARE ABOUT THE LOOKS! THEY LOOK SO DAMN HOT, THAT WHEN THE PAINT STARTED TO CHIP I NEARLY CRIED. THAT IS THE ONE BAD THING ABOUT THESE CRANKS, THEY LOOK ALMOST TOO GOOD TO RIDE BUT MAN DO THEY FLY!

RACEFACE MAKES GREAT PRODUCTS PERIOD! ONE OF THE BEST UPGRADES I HAVE EVER MADE. AWESOME POWER TRANSFER, SEXY LOOKS, AND CANADIAN!

Similar Products Used:

Turbine LP's, 2001 XT's

[Jun 09, 2003]
Lionel
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Over the past year I have been upgrading my rig. Although these cranks looked awesome I simply had no idea what a hugh difference they would make to my ride.

WOW! These cranks are absolutely awesome. Subjectively it feels as though my power/speed have increased about 15%.

They are beautiful, super light weight, and appear truely sexy!

Weakness:

None.

Fortunately I got these beauties during a half price sale in Jan. They are beautifully crafted, the workmanship is obvious. They improved my ride so draumatically that I had this "sh*t eating grin" on my face for the longest time. They are strong, rigid, and lightweight.

As mentioned in previous posts, if you are looking for a worthwhile conponnent to put on your bike, and cost is not a hugh factor, you cannot lose with these. They are great!

In fact I was so impressed I went out and bought the Race Face seat post which has served me very well.

keep it up boys, it is a pleasure to purchase something so well made. A solid 5!

Similar Products Used:

Stock cranks.

[Mar 17, 2002]
John
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

strong,light and look great,isis drive.

Weakness:

none so far

I have had these for about 10 rides so far. Performance wise, they are similar to the xtr. Honestly,I bought these largely due to their looks. My bike is anodized black, trimmed in red.The red cranks look awesome! I expected the performance to be as good as my xtr from reading reviews and talking to rf owners. I have not been disappointed. They definitely do get nicked as does any crank under hard xc use. I do not consider this a deficiency, rather expected normal wear. I chose to use xtr chainrings due to so many poor comments on the rf chainrings. The bottom line is if you want a great looking crank that performs great, this crank is for you. Take your time to get a good deal and you won't be disappointed.

Similar Products Used:

xtr

[Mar 16, 2002]
Josh
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Stiff, great performance, looks good when new

Weakness:

Expensive as hell, paint scratches of very easily, customer service leaves a bit to be desired.

These are good performance cranks, but are not worth the $$. Not that I am all caught up on looks, but there is NO REASON the paint should be chipping off a very expensive crankset during normal XC riding. The only way you can make sure that they do not look like they've been through a war zone is by keeping the bike in your basement forever. I am also not a big fan of this company's customer service, as I have had problems with a past RF crankset that were a pain to get fixed/replaced.

If you are some rich kid who wants to be a show-off by having a super-expensive crank that looks pretty, better keep away, it will get thrashed easily in the looks department. If you don't care if you spent alot of $$ for and beat-up looking cranks, then go for it....the performance is there, no question about it.

I just wonder about the quality of the rest of the product when they can't get the paint to stay on....

Similar Products Used:

Shimano XT/XTR and other race face in the past, which were not nearly as good as these.

[Mar 09, 2002]
Tommy
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks really cool. Green baby! :D

Weakness:

Would be cooler if they have color rings :D

Hmmm what can I say? It works just like how a crank should work. Is it stiffer? I can't tell the difference. I can't tell the difference with all the cranks that I've used.

Why did I get them? Because they're one of the best that I can get. How do I know? Because they're so dang expensive. Considering they cost about $350, you would expect them to pedal by themselves :D

If you want one of the most expensive and coolest crank, this is the crankset for you. That's why I got them :D

Oh, they're pretty light too. Then again, they weight about the same as my XT crank :S

Just get it for the looks! And if you get the best, you won't have a reason to upgrade again :D

Similar Products Used:

Sugino, XT, Turbine LP

[Dec 16, 2001]
Mark
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Heard people talk about stiffness, didnt understand until now,bike now climbs like a goat.stiffness=better transfer of power. choice of colors.

Weakness:

Are you kidding..hmmm..maybe wild orange color.
Other riders get angry when I pedal past them on steep climbs(kidding)

This is one of those products,when you buy it,on the first ride you say to yourself "oh this is what they meant"worth every penny.With this crank I now know I am holding my bike back.Bike performed ok before, with this crank steep hills are now a joke to climb and technical sections are easier too. The stiffness makes the bike firmer under foot and that translates to taking on tougher sections and less worry..
I have tried xtr on friends bikes Kona & Rocky mountain and race face kicks the big S butt on this product. I am not into one product over another just want quality not crap.
hope you like it as much as I do and see you on the trails

Similar Products Used:

shimano lx hollowtech/truvativ stylo team tapered/cheap stock stuff on baracuda A2B and specialized Rockhopper

[Jan 03, 2007]
MJ
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light weight, strong, stiff, looks very cool when new

Weakness:

Expensive, No longer available new

I have had these cranks on both my full suspension rides for the last 4+ years with no problems. I am heavy (200lbs) and ride hard and these cranks have been great. I pulled them off the GT this season because I have logged a lot of miles on them. These are carbon fiber components after all and have a expected lifespan just like handlebars and seatposts. I would buy more if I could find them, but would not suggest used ones unless I knew the age and history. Any part that lasts 5+ years on one of my bikes is quality.

Similar Products Used:

Race Face Next ISIS, XT octalink, XTR octalink, Travativ

[Jun 10, 2007]
font9a ninea
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

light. strong. good looks. tradiional mainentance.

Weakness:

i broke the non-drive side crank 3 years ago... I've been riding it ever since, and never noticed the difference.

There are lot of little parts you have to take apart to de-grease and regrease after ever ride. Invest in a 5mm ratchet and a chainring bolt holder (the 2007 shimanos use a torx, while everone else still uses that wierd split screwdriver with a boston in the middle.) Anyways, invest int the right tools and everything will be a cinch.

I would rather rider FSA, Crank Bros, Next than shimano -- however, Shimano makes the best XTR crankset on the market now... hands down.

I want the little guy to get a cult following and win against the japanse tidal wave... but so far they've all left me wondering why their products even compete against shimano.

Maybe in the downhill market the crank bros will win... and maybe in the XC race dept the Race Face will win... But these guys (especially raceface and crank bros) need to make an exernal bearing set the exeeds all XTR metrics and is simpler to adjust and cheaper to replace parts on.

Japan -- I hope you get your ass kicked here. I've wanted American or Swedich cranks ever since redline flicht cranks dissappeared.


- f9a

I love the hollowtech design.

I want a crankset as simple as the Redline Flights at lower weight than the XTRS and at half the price. Am I asking too much? Or maybe just half the weight or profiles, but still accept a tripple.

Heck, I love the new XTRs so much if you made every ring out of Ti ad Carbon, I just buy abother set.

Similar Products Used:

everything

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