May 24, 2011
2010 XC, 175mm
Stiffness; Strength(Can take a beating); Rigid under my 200lb load; So far, the sealed bearings on the X-type bottom bracket have been smooth. Good construction for the price; I was also told that replacing the Bottom bracket bearings is rather cheap and a snap to do.
Not the lightest crank around
I bought this as an upgrade to my Race Face Prodigy ISIS crank on my Jamis Dakar XCT, and the X-Type Bottom bracket is smooth. It has been in use since March of 2011. I have bounced the outer ring off of log jams, and hit the crank arms off of many decent sized rocks during some tight singletrack and some downhills, this didn't miss a beat. I have also ridden this crank in some of Michigan's spring snow/sleet and even through some standing water on some decents, and so far so good. It flexes minimally with my 200lb plus frame pressure. I'm happy with it. Periodically, JensonUSA runs some good Race Face Deals.