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Race Face teases new crankset for 2015

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Race Face just teased this new crankset via Instagram, saying it’s coming this year as “another exciting and industry leading RF product!”

Based on the profile, we’re pretty sure they’re based on the fantastic Cinch system that allows swapping between crank arms, chainrings and spindles to create any size and fit you need. The blurb says samples just arrived for testing, which suggests they’re likely metal of some sort since they make their carbon crank arms in house (check our Factory Tour for pics!). That, and the silhouette’s curved transition from spindle to mid-arm looks very much like the Turbine Cinch shape.

We’ve reached out, and all they’d tell us for now is that it’ll launch at Sea Otter in April. More as we get it…

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shafty
shafty
8 years ago

I’m hoping that’s a new road or Cx oriented crank. It’s already modular, so what more is there to change? They could make the Turbine lighter, but I doubt that’s their move. Maybe something crazy like North American production.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
8 years ago

I’d love to see some Cross/road cranks too

pdxfixed
pdxfixed
8 years ago

I’d enjoy a hollow-forged Turbine

CeeJay
CeeJay
8 years ago

Looks like a crankset.

gibe
gibe
8 years ago

Probably a new ride/evolve level cinch – bye bye deore/slx !

Nick
Nick
8 years ago

Another vote for a CX/Road option, but it seems like they tried that once before…

Sevo
Sevo
8 years ago

Count the teeth 😉

wuffles
wuffles
8 years ago

Looks like 38T, the one missing from the cinch lineup is the Atlas DH crank, and thats a DH tooth count. I’m guessing that’s what it is.

Ol' Shel'
Ol' Shel'
8 years ago

They’re 176mm arms. It’s obvious.

'Merika
'Merika
8 years ago

Holy crap, does that look COMPLETELY different than my NEXT SL cranks!!! Looking at the crank arm on the left side of the photo, go right exactly 6.543mm, you will see that the radius of that curve differs from the NEXT SL crankset at that same point by 0.00053mm.

Amazing!

Fan Boy
Fan Boy
8 years ago

so it’s not a Campy seatpost?

Seraph
Seraph
8 years ago

99.9% sure it’s an Atlas CINCH.

Some Guy
Some Guy
8 years ago

It’s Atlas Cinch. Actually.

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

38t? neq Atlas DH cranks! rad.

Sam
Sam
8 years ago

38t can mean cross too.

denny
denny
8 years ago

Do the spindle steel or aluminim? Look very great~! 🙂

saddlesniffer
saddlesniffer
8 years ago

hmmm I wonder what filter they used??

Lance h
Lance h
8 years ago

Hopefully they can ramp up production of there current products enough to ship to retailers in a reasonable time frame before they release more cranks!!!

Tom
Tom
8 years ago

Enjoy the mysterious photo before they cover it in ugly graphics!

kev
kev
8 years ago

I honestly hope its an Aluminum Atlas crank with the Cinch setup

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