Race Face has updated its long-standing Turbine crankset, opting for a narrower Q-Factor of 176mm. The aluminum crankset also shaves 27g off its predecessor now weighing as little as 595g with a 32T chainring. There are three crank arm lengths available: 165mm, 170mm and 175mm.
New Race Face Turbine Crankset
The new Race Face Turbine has a narrower Q-Factor of 176mm for a 136mm spindle, as compared to the 180mm q-factor offered up by the Turbine crankset it replaces. Q-Factor is the measurement of the width from the outside surface of one crank arm to the outside surface of the other crank arm. Thus, Race Face tells us the narrower crankset should offer improved pedaling ergonomics and maximum power output.
Forged from 7000-series aluminum, the Turbine is the brand’s higher-end aluminum crankset, coming in a fair bit more expensive than the Race Face Aeffect crankset that is forged from 6061 aluminum. This latest edition retails at $179.99 USD / $219.99 CAD.
In addition to the narrower Q-Factor, the new Turbine crankset gets an updated pre-load collar said to be more user-friendly, losing the 2mm Allen bolt seen on the previous version. The Turbine still uses Race Face’s proven CINCH System allowing for quick chainring swaps.
Pricing & Availability
All Race Face Turbine cranksets are backed by a lifetime warranty. They retail at $179.99 USD / $219.99 CAD and come with Pedal Washers and Spindle Spacers. Bottom brackets and chainrings are sold separately.