RACE FACE NEXT CRANKS
£449 (w/ direct-mount ring) Next-level enduro offerings
Race Face’s Next SL carbon cranks are some of the lightest on the market. Now they’ve combined some of the best features of those and their burly SixC DH cranks to make these, the Next Rs. The ‘R’ stands for ‘rally’, and Race Face say these “aggressive, ruckus-ready cranks” are light but still strong where it matters most. When it comes to the first of these claims, these Canadian-made carbon fibre beauties certainly deliver, weighing just 495g (170mm arms, 32t ring, no BB). Race Face’s tried-andtested Cinch system means they can be used with both threaded and press-fit bottom brackets, and the direct-mount chainrings are easily interchangeable.