Tag: Race Face Sixc
>The long awaited new Carbon Nomads recently starting rolling into the shop. We had quite a few that were pre-sold so I had to wait my turn to get my hands on one. I also really wanted the white one, not sure why, but the bright white colour just does it for me.
Sixc Cranks… certainly Sick!
Leading up to my frame arriving I knew I wanted to do some upgrades to the Nomad kit I had been using for the past couple of years. I was running the Shimano Hone cranks which had served me very well but were a bit on the heavy side and if you are going with a carbon frame, might as well slam some carbon cranks on too. Scott (Pilecki) picked up some of the new Race Face Sixc cranks and bars a earlier this year … Read More »
Race Face has always made cool cranks, from the original Turbine cranks, to their newest Sixc series carbon cranks. Its nice to know that a home-grown brand is producing some of the hottest technology for bikes at the moment. The Sixc series is an all-mountain directed carbon component system consisting of a 28.5″ wide carbon riser bar, and a couple different options of carbon crank systems.
I’ve been fortunate enough to get my hands on a set of these sexy cranks in a 170mm length, and 32T/22T/Bash configuration that I’m mounting on my Santa Cruz Nomad! Race Face posts the weight of the 175mm 22/32/44T cranks at 760g! 10g lighter than Shimano’s XTR cranks, impressive. Race Face cranks out the Sixc cranks locally, giving them ultimate control over quality.It nice to see innovation like this, but Race Face has gone … Read More »
> I consider myself lucky to have a NEW Race Face Sixc carbon bar on my new Santa Cruz Nomad! I always thought about trying a carbon bar, but there was never a bar that was wide enough, that had the right rise. As bars started to become wider even the widest carbon bars were looking a bit narrow, at least for a downhill bike.Race Face has made it their duty to innovate and set the trend of a wider, super strong carbon steering apparatus. I’m stoked to try the Sixc bar on the Nomad, which I believe will be an excellent pairing. The bar is sitting at 28.75″ with lock-ons and that ain’t bad, especially when it only weighs 220g. In fact it’s better than anything else on the market width-wise and Race Face has done some serious in … Read More »
> What a great way to start the first day of Interbike. Our bus to the demo day had to be pulled over because there was black smoke pouring out the rear. Apparently a hose clamp came off the turbo. Whatever, it sucked.
One the side of the highway as our svaiour bus takes us the rest of the way.
I couldn’t help it…
DT Swiss 1550 Carbon wheelset for all-mountain. Everyone is pushing this weight thing seriously. These hoops are meant for the 5-6 inch bike crowd. Do they know what we do with 6 inch bikes in Canada?
Some people haven’t had great luck with the Truvativ BB’s. When Chris King first came out with their BB’s Truvativ was not an option. That has changed, for 2010 they is a kit to use their BB with Truvativ cranks. … Read More »