Race Face Atlas crankset

Lightweight, abuse-proof cranks

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Turbine’s bigger brother can handle any ring combo and a ton of abuse without weighing a ton.

The Atlas uses the same forged and machined construction as its sibling but significantly deeper arms (which are etched with a map of Whistler’s Garbanzo Zone) for seriously stiff, abuse proof performance. The sculpted arms of the spider join directly on to the cranks with a thick web. There are bolt holes for double or even triple rings, and the narrow-wide single ring adds security without any noticeable gear grind.

The non-driveside arm/axle connection and 6mm of spacers makes working round chain devices easy. Current BBs are sound, and while there’s no 30mm axle option, spacer BBs are available.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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