The thought of carbon cranks has some people cringing, and in fact when done wrongly they have been known to sheer. However, Race Face isn’t a company that makes second-rate, weak components: nothing but the best, most durable products are released by the original North Shore brand.

With these SIXC cranks Race Face have managed to pull off that rare combination of a product that’s both bombproof and super-light at the same time. Of course that kind of performance doesn’t come cheap, and these cranks are no exception.

Aside from the low weight and high strength you also get plenty of other neat features such as the built-in bash-guard, removable granny ring spider (as we suspect most riders will do away with the small ring straight away), chainline adjustment, and cromoly pedal inserts. Worth every penny.

Price: £549.00

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