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Race Face updates its classic Turbine crank

Race Face Turbine cranks
(Image credit: Sterling Lorence photography)

The Turbine crank has featured in Race Face's lineup since the good old days in 1993, a lot has changed since then but the Turbine have consistently been amongst the best mountain bike cranksets around.

The latest Turbine crankset is aimed at riders looking for a workhorse alloy crankset that they can depend on whether you're riding XC or all-mountain, with the aim of producing a stiff, responsive, and durable crankset. 

Race Face has continued with the 7050 aluminum forged construction, except the new Turbine manages to trim a claimed 27g from the overall weight (170mm arms, 136 spindle, and 32t chainring) when compared to the outgoing version.

Race Face Turbine cranks

(Image credit: Sterling Nicholas Kupiakphotography)

Race Face says that the Q-factor has also been reduced, claiming that the new width better matches the feel of modern cranks.

The Turbine crankset uses a 30mm spindle and continues to feature a Cinch direct mount system which allows simple chainring changes. The preload collar has also been updated and no longer features a 2mm Allen bolt. Race Face has also updated the look of the Turbine crankset, opting for a much more subtle style.

The updated crankset comes in two widths; 52mm with a DM Ring or 55mm with a DMW Ring. Race Face offers the Turbine with a lifetime warranty.

The Race Face Turbine crankset will retail for $179.99 / £TBC.

Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro and, most recently, gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotlands wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect and the muckier side of Cyclingnews 


Rides: Canyon Strive, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg