New Race Face Turbine Crankset goes narrower & lighter

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

2022 race face turbine crankset lightweight alloy

The new Race Face Turbine crankset is forged from 7050 aluminum

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.

new race face turbine crankset 165mm 170mm 175mm arm lengths

The Race Face Turbine Crankset gives a 52mm chainline with a 136mm spindle and a DM chainring

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.

new race face turbine crankset pre-load collar

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.

race face turbine light stiff durable alloy crankset narrow q-factor

The update is said to retain the Turbine’s low flex and high strength properties

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. 

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Seraph
Seraph
4 days ago

Bring back CNC’d turbine cranks.

Sean
Sean
4 days ago
Reply to  Seraph

I also really liked the CNC aesthetic of the previous version of this crank. I have 2 sets of them on 2 different bikes. The old version was actually forged too. They just machined the outside of them after forging to make them look cool.

blablabla
blablabla
3 days ago
Reply to  Seraph

Turbine was CNC’d only on the outside (and so is the new one) – whole crankarms were always forged.

Seraph
Seraph
3 days ago
Reply to  blablabla

Tell that to my fully CNC’d turbine crank.

blablabla
blablabla
2 days ago
Reply to  Seraph

You mean the one that was forged, and then cnc’d on the outside for looks? 😛

Even the old BCD104/64 and older Turbine LP BCD 110/74 cranks were forged (the latter have giant sticker saying “Race Face Forged” slapped on it!!!).

Seraph
Seraph
2 days ago
Reply to  blablabla

My Turbines have CNC machining marks on them. Sounds like CNC to me. Bring that back.

Pweter
Pweter
4 days ago

The Aeffect R is also forged from 7050 aluminium.

Greg
Greg
4 days ago

A narrower pedal stance isn’t necessarily better. That said, it’s easier to widen a narrow stance than to narrow a wide one.

Phroboi
Phroboi
3 days ago

Is the preload collar still plastic? I had to replace it on the version before this with a Cane Creek because it kept coming loose until it finally broke.