Race Face Ride XC Crankset

DESCRIPTION

The Ride crankset is packed with features found on Race Face's higher end cranks, at a more affordable price. Crank arms are net forged from 6066 aluminum with aggressive styling for a high strengthTo weight ratio. FeaturesThe new 'EXI' interface external bottom bracket system for easier crank installation and removal with standardTools.RetainsThe same 3mm range chainline adjustment feature as X-Type cranksets which aids in dialing in driveTrain performance.Features a lightweight, forged and CN

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 18  
[Dec 06, 2015]
Kevlar3D
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Seems solid enough, haven't had the BB problems that others have described (yet?)

Weakness:

The center ring of the crankset is very sharp and I have shredded my ankle on it (bloody) with every ride.

This crankset came with the bike and I am currently looking for a replacement. This is really the only reason that this product is virtually unusable for me. I emailed Race Face to see if they will let me file down the sharp edge without voiding the warranty.

[Apr 15, 2015]
Michael G

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong. Cheap.

Weakness:

Heavy, Rust, RaceFace BBs stink.

Replaced with Shimano SLX (100bucks vs 50bucks for these). SLX much better shifting. SLX ~200g lighter. These are a great part to replace your crap square taper crank on your decent $800 bike (just get a shimano BB).

[Nov 21, 2014]
Cody Hansen
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price from Jenson!! 2x setup comes with a bashguard.

Weakness:

Somewhat heavy relative to more expensive options. Stock Chainrings are cheap (I replaced before use)

I have purchased two of the 2x setups from Jenson now. Both were converted to 1x with raceface narrow/wide chainsrings (32 on one bike, 34 one another). I never used the factory chainrings but the crankset is strong and very well made for the price. All I will ever need on an MTB for my uses in Eastern U.S.A. singletrack and moderate all mountain use. The 2x setup also comes with a bashguard which is nice.

All threads and edges were deburred well and everything went together smooth. Splines were pre-greased and capped as well.

[Nov 05, 2014]
rger8

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Seems plenty strong, I weigh 180lbs and was hammering it up and down hills and through sand washes and soggy creeks. So far it holds up and seems to shift well! Came on my new 2015 Kona WO.

Weakness:

None that I can think of so far.

Look great and seem to work very well, happy so far!

[Oct 07, 2013]
Buggyr333
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price
Looks Good
Works, plain and simple

Weakness:

Stock BB doesn't last

Why pay more? these cranks are solid. I have them on my freeride/AM rig, because they were all i could afford at the time, thinking i would upgrade later, but I don't feel the need to upgrade. They're stiff enough, and look good. the only complaint I have is that the stock bb developed creaks pretty quick, but it wasn't that big of a deal.

Similar Products Used:

Raceface Turbine, Atlas AM, Ride AM, Chester, Shimano XTR

[Oct 27, 2012]
bigpedaler
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Value, overall quality is there

Weakness:

Chainrings

THIS IS FOR THE ISIS VERSION**

I picked up the Ride crankset after being dissatisfied w/ the X-type Evolve (the product was good, but the design sucks, IMO) for next to nothing (since it was ISIS). Having had them for A while, the rings needed replacement; the crank itself is as good a platform for upgrades as anything out there, so I dropped the $$ for the rings.

I will run ISIS as long as I can still get the parts!

Similar Products Used:

RF Evolve-X, Shimano Deore Sq.T, XT Octalink, Truvativ Sq.T

[Jun 11, 2010]
SJSharks2010
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid. Shifts Well.

Weakness:

Had to put locktight glue on one of the crankarms to hold it in place.

This is a pretty basic crankset. But it's solid and will last you a long time.

[Apr 08, 2010]
JOwens14
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cool looking. Strong pedal threads. Paint does not wear easily.

Weakness:

The bottom bracket is pure junk. Throw it out the minute you get the crank and pick up a King or Wood. If you're on a budget, grab some Enduro bearings at the very least. The minute you go through some muck, the Race Face bearings will be shot....I would absolutely not recommend the bb to anyone.

Crank is fine and strong but the bottom bracket is garbage. If you're buying these, plan on investing in a new bb almost immediately.

Depending on your riding style, the shape of the crank arms my bump your ankle. Not an issue for me, but I've heard from others it can be annoying.

Similar Products Used:

Truvativ

[Sep 15, 2009]
mbuguy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Does just what it's supposed to do without any problems. Have had no problems with shifting, loosening or chain suck over two years of hard riding.

Weakness:

None so far. Figured the entry level BB would be the first thing to go on this bike, but it's still running smooth.

Bike came with this crankset and I figured it would be the first component to wear out, but it's still going strong after two years. Got a great price on the bike, so I'd give it five flamin' chilis.

Similar Products Used:

Truvative, Shimano XT & LX.

[May 27, 2009]
4130
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

tough enough, 160lb rider bashing it on logs and anything else in the way, and haven't bent a chain ring yet.

Weakness:

CHAIN SUCK
anytime I would shift from the middle to the granny under even slight pressure I got terrible chain suck. used a file on the pins that are supposed to act as shift ramps. After smoothing out the pins i have had no other problems with it.

Affordable, but i wouldn't buy it aftermarket. Only reason i have it is because it came on the bike.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano

MTBR Newsletter

Get the latest mountain bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the MTBR Newsletter

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2021 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.