The Race Face Aeffect R crankset comes in with a high end design and low end price. Made for riders on a budget that need something durable and versatile, it uses their CINCH direct-mount chainring system and a standard 24mm spindle to fit just about any set up from XC to trail to all-mountain to enduro to fat bike.
The arms use a “deep pocket, net forged” 7075 alloy construction that slides onto any of their five spindle lengths. And you can throw any of their round or oval chainrings on there, too. Even better, there’s a new 165mm arm length joining the usual 170mm and 175mm options. Claimed weight is 632g with a 32t alloy chainring, or 696g with a steel chainring. Chainring options range from 26-36t in alloy, 30-34t in Shimano 12-speed, and 28-32t in steel. Retail is just $129.99.
Race Face Aeffect R dropper post & remote
Keeping with the affordable durability theme, the new Aeffect R dropper post gives you a full hydraulic, user-serviceable cartridge inside an alloy body with new, larger diameter upper tube for better stiffness. Available with up to 170mm travel, they’re cable actuated using a standard shift cable and housing, all using stealth routing.
Quick specs are:
- Weights: 31.6×100=482g / 31.6×125=530g / 31.6×150=602g / 31.6×170=638g
- Length: 100mm = 323mm / 125mm = 378mm / 150mm = 425mm / 170mm = 465mm (not including actuation extension out the bottom of the lower tube)
- Size: 30.9 or 31.6mm
- DROP 100mm / 125mm / 150mm / 170mm
- Head Type: Zero offset, 2-bolt micro adjust
- Material: 7075 ALLOY
- Retail: $199 without lever
The post will work with any of their levers, including this Aeffect R 1x remote lever ($39.99) that sits under your bar. It works with their Turbine R post, too.