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  • Race Face - Next SL G4 Crank Arms - Carbon/Silver
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  • Race Face - Next SL G4 Crank Arms - Carbon/Silver
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Race Face Next SL G4 Crank Arms

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    • Carbon/Silver, 170mm
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    The best gets better.

    It would've been easy for the engineers at Race Face to sit back and relax for a while after the release of the Next SL, surveying their line of lithe carbon componentry with pride and satisfied nods of approval. We're glad to say that they chose not to do this, and because of it, the gram-conscious world of XC and trail riding can continue to benefit from the brand's persistent quest for improvement. This year, that overachieving spirit has left us with the updated Race Face Next SL G4 Crank Arms, which manage to achieve the elusive industry-wide goal of being both lighter and stiffer than their predecessors through smart construction and an effective choice in materials.

    Race Face didn't leave itself much room for improvement when it introduced its top-of-the-line Next SL last year, so for the most part, the brand let the effective design of the Next SL stand relatively unchanged. It continues to trust the same hollow carbon arm construction, reshaping the slim arms only slightly to integrate with the redesigned Next Direct Mount chainrings. This process ended up shaving six claimed grams per arm from last year's weight.

    Anticipating the demands of one-by setups, Race Face also improved the system's lateral stiffness so it can better withstand the chain tension at acute angles that it's likely to experience regularly. It did this by using Super Alloy, a metal that boasts up to a 20% increase in strength compared to the venerable 7050 aluminum, in the spline interface. To offset the weight that this could've added to the setup, it then drilled out the end of the 30mm spindle, removing unnecessary material and saving four more claimed grams in the process.

    As with the Next SL, the G4 continues to use Race Face's innovative Cinch system, allowing you to switch between one-by direct-mount chainrings or use a removable spider to run a double or triple setup if you swap bikes or change your mind.

    • Item #RCF003E

    Tech Specs

    Arm Material
    [crank arms] carbon fiber
    Arm Length
    170 mm, 175 mm
    Bottom Bracket
    sold separately
    Spindle
    30mm Super Alloy
    Claimed Weight
    [32t Direct Mount, without BB] 430 g
    Recommended Use
    cross-country, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    First Class

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The G4 cranks raise the game. While only shedding 15g over the previous SLs, the G4 crank arms are stiffer and have a much improved aesthetic in my opinion. While increased stiffness is tough to evaluate on the bike, these are noticeably stiffer under offset load than the new Eagle X01 cranks. The cranks include a set of black crank boots to keep things tidy. At release, RaceFace also had a carbon spidered chainring, however those have been tabled for the time being.

    Absolute Class Leader

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is the lightest production crankset.

    Just that sentence alone speaks volumes about the capability of this product. Not only is it the lightest, it feels absolutely rock solid, and comes with an extremely simple configuration (the CINCH system) for changing chainrings.

    If you're looking for the absolute best set of crankarms, this is it. Rotating weight is the most important thing to reduce and a set of Next SL cranks can drop a serious amount of weight on a seriously pivotal part of the bike.

    Get in contact with me if you have any questions about the crank. I ride this on my own bike and know it well.

    zdordai@backcountry.com

    If bees had knees...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    they would be constructed of hollow carbon arms.



    The combination of low weight, great looks, and high versatility is unbeatable. I've ridden these for 2 years on my 160mm travel 29er but would put them on a 20lb hardtail in a heartbeat. Simply put, there's nothing I would rather use.

    If bees had knees...