Race Face Turbine LP Crankset

DESCRIPTION

A classic comes back! New and improved for 2001, our Turbine LP forging has been changed to make this crank even stronger and stiffer than ever before. Built in inner chainring bolts allow for the use of shorter bolts, and new contoured profiling on the front and sides make this crank stiffer and stronger than previous models.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 05, 2008]
TurboWookiee
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

industructable, super stiff, beautiful,

Weakness:

haven't found any in the 10yrs i've had it.

Buy one. there cheap these days from ebay. you won't be upset.

Similar Products Used:

nothing really i've broke numerous other cranks, i finally settled on this in the late 90's when i was about 18 and have ridden nothing other than race face turbines since. amazing cranks thats really all i can say.

[Aug 11, 2008]
dsnow23
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

No flex, light weight. last forever.

Weakness:

No weaknesses.

I've got the red ano square taper bb version and they still look great after many years of use. I've had other cranksets that started looking beat up after a few rides. The Turbine LPs look great, ride great, don't flex, and last forever. By the way, I weigh about 205 pounds and some cranks I've owned were super flexy.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano XT, Shimano LX, Topline SL

[Jul 10, 2003]
Sterling
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong, Stiff, Light if you care about that kinda thing.

Weakness:

None

I've taken these cranks over 13 foot cliffs and they keep coming back for more. I've had them come loose on me once after FIVE years of being on my bike. They're sooooo stiff and strong. There pretty light too if you care about that kinda thing.

Similar Products Used:

RF prodigy, (don't buy they suck) Shimano LX

[Jul 08, 2003]
Anonymous Gerbil
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Incredibly stiff, great looks

Weakness:

None yet. Losing some anodized finish at spots - but that just means I am using them the way they were designed to be used!

I have been using these cranks for more than six months now, and I can say that they deliver. Coupled to the ISIS BB, these things are unbelievably stiff. I guess a forged and machined block of aluminum would be extremely stiff and strong. A crank is supposed to transfer power to the rear wheel - and this does that.

Enough said.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano LX

[Jun 16, 2003]
eirc
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Physics dictates that a solid piece of aluminum that thick will not fail.

Weakness:

cost. rings usually seperate purchase, requiring additional labor (personal or for hire).

I have not had this product long enough to review its points. But I want to help with some intel.

I founnd Shimano's splined products failed frequently. I wen to two cranksets and a bb in two years. They have gone through 3 major releases for the XT line since Octalink came out.

The review submitted by "Gary a Cross Country Rider from Atlanta,Ga" knocking the chainrings is lame. Buy a different brand of rings, or a steel ring.

The review submitted by "chris a Cross Country Rider from northeast,USA" indicates a warn bottom bracket or incorrect installation, not a failure in the crank arm. I would have forced the shop to reimburse.

Similar Products Used:

Shim:STX (square), LX (splined), XT (splined)
Campi: chorus
sugino (old five bolt 42 tooth mono front thing)

[Jun 09, 2003]
Gonzo Breath
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Brute Force Strong and the piece of mind that comes with them.

Weakness:

tough to clean

First, I weigh ~225 pounds, and am not afraid to ride over logs or see a little air. Since having these cranks, I have broken 3 wheels, bent 3 set of handlebars, blown out 3 shocks, and destroyed 2 frames... I have been running the same set of these cranks the entire time.

I got these cranks courtesy of Canondale. I bought a high-end Canondale about 5 years ago. After less than 6 months of riding, I broke the Coda crank in the middle of a ride. Canondale wanted to first send me the same crank arm I broke... until I refused. After going back and forth for a couple months, Canondale agreed to give me a $175 credit towards any other set of cranks I wanted. I promptly paid the difference and got a set of these babies. Money well spent. I abuse the heck of these things, and they just work.

This year I have decided its time to move these guys to my wife's bike and get a new set. I fear that I am pushing my luck having ridden them for so long. Probably the best thing I can say in this review is that I will be buying another identical set to replace them. I would not even think of buying anything else.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano, Coda

[Sep 03, 2003]
adam
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

very durable and great looking. it screams "only a pro may use me!" low weight.

Weakness:

could be a little less expensive, but not really a huge problem

fantastic crank. mine came with the chainrings and they seem to hold up nicely to the occasional (and accidental!) bashing on a concrete curb. i am learning to yank on the bar a little so the bashing won't happen. the thing draws a lot of good attention.

[May 27, 2003]
Patrick
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Makes your bike look hot in yellow, really strong-no flex what-so-ever, doesn't squeak if you get the ISIS drive

Weakness:

none

Buy these cranks if you want a really strong and stiff crank set that looks really hot on your bike!

Similar Products Used:

XT-DON'T BUY! They will start creaking and won't stop, STX what can I say they are STX

[May 28, 2003]
johny boczar
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very strong crank, good looking, nice colors,

Weakness:

Price

I like Race Face espeacially the cranks and about this product what can I say but that is a very good crank, very strong and I like it .....

Similar Products Used:

Shimano LX, XT

[Sep 06, 2003]
joe
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff, lite, pimpin look, STRONG

Weakness:

Where's the crank bolts?

My friend had the splined version, and they were absolute crap. They creaked, everything loosened....
Found a guy selling used Turbine's with the taperlock and BB....Love em.
Stiffer than my old XTR level cranks, lighter, and look much cooler :)
I would recommend the taperlock version, as the splined one has WAY too many issues for the price. Also, no matter what kind of rider you are, these will work well. I've done DH and trials with them, and they can't be beat.

Similar Products Used:

The splined version, 95 Shimano FCM900(XTR)

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