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Race Face expands the Next line with rally-ready carbon cranks, rims, bars, and a slick new power meter.
The R stands for rally. If you're wondering what rally means, it means "ride your bike." Expanding their component line, Race Face introduces a new batch of goods that are similar in usage to their Turbine product line, but with refinements in both materials and performance. Yes, we're referring carbon. With a new crankset, some wide, 800mm handlebars, and a 31mm-wide rim intended for rowdy trail riding, Race Face debuts the Next R range.
Race Face invited us to their U.S. HQ to check out the new parts, and while we did get a chance to briefly ride some of the parts, we're holding back our ride impressions until we get some quality time on our home trails with the new componentry. For now, we'll dive into the brief press release provided by Race Face to see what's new with Next R.
Race Face is stoked to share the newest edition to our more aggressive Rally lineup, Next R. Paring technical features from our downhill group SixC, with our award winning Next lineup, we have beefed up Next R where it matters most, while keeping the best in weight features so you can be confident, fast, and a little more loose during your ascents and descents. In addition, our CINCH Power Meter comes to play - protected in your BB, our spindle based power meter pairs with our highly adaptable CINCH cranks, expanding the ways you can begin your journey to the wattage cottage.
We get it. If we say Enduro one more time you’re going to burn this sheet. But however you want to brand it, pedal-heavy outings with aggressive all-mountain shredding can be very demanding on cranks. That’s why we’ve taken elements from our SixC designs and incorporated them with the best of Next to make an aggressive all-mountain ready crank that can take you to the EWS podium. Light and strong where it matters most. Racing time or just rallying with friends, feel free to get a bit more sideways with Next R.
You’ve never stopped pushing your limits, why should we? Our first carbon wheelset comes to market during Peak Enduro, meaning people are hitting the trails as hard as they can at all angles. Striking the balance between seed-ready and climb-crushing, we incorporated a generous 31mm internal width for a trail-stomping footprint, a durable carbon layout built for enduro style abuse, and an offset spoke hole layout delivering improved tension balance to up the sturdiness. With our Vault Hub’s Super Fast Engagement, long bearing life and spoke flanges designed for maximizing lateral stability, you can take your Rally to the next level. Get ready to be fast in every direction.
The Next R handlebar features 800mm of premium UD carbon with the shred-ready positioning of our SixC bars. DH strength and enduro weight for when you really need to lean into it.
We took the heart of the lightest, most versatile production crankset on the planet, and gave it power. The CINCH Power Meter gives you the tool to train for the enduro and XC glory you truly deserve. Protected in you BB shell, the CINCH Power Meter not only gives you the advantage you need to gauge your training and push your boundaries, but it does it with the compatibility and performance you have come to expect from CINCH. Thanks to the adaptable spindle, you can pick you poison from NEXT SL G4 to our Turbine R cranks, and with our CINCH app and both ANT+ and Bluetooth, you can hook it up to your favorite head unit and be on your way to the wattage cottage in no time.
Stay tuned for our in-depth reviews on these new cranks, bars and wheels.
For more information, visit www.raceface.com