Race Face Reviews and News


Wade Simmons and Rémy Métailler ride the shore

Technically this video is an ad, but who cares when the riding (and filming) is this good.

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Race Face Turbine R Wheelset and Vault Hub roll out


Tubrine R wheelset from Race Face feature new Vault hubs, which were designed with high engagement and long lasting bearings.

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Race Face Chester flat pedal review


Folks charge an arm and a leg for exotic pedals so it was refreshing for us to try a $55 nylon pedal and discover an absolute gem.

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New Race Face Next SL G4 Cranks get even lighter


Race Face just released the newest version of its Next SL cranks and you won’t believe how much lighter they are.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year


Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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First Look: Easton Haven and Race Face Turbine dropper post


Easton and Race Face enter the dropper post market with a clean, well-conceived post with proven internals. But with a high price, is it enough to shake up the market?

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Round up: Best new flat pedals


Some of the best tech and innovation is actually going in to these new flat pedals. Low weight, low profile, platform size and grip are the key elements.

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Sea Otter: Technical, practical and fashionable apparel


Whether on the road or on the trail, the clothing you choose has got to do more than just look good. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for apparel that goes the extra mile. Here’s some great looking duds spotted at the Sea Otter Classic.

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Interbike 2014 Video: Day 2 roundup


Interbike Video: The Mtbr and RoadBikeReview crew recaps Day 2 at Interbike 2014 from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Among the products discussed: Race Face’s new clothing, the Liv Lust women’s mountain bike, IceDot connected helmet impact detector, and the Schwalbe ProCore tire/tube system.

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Eurobike: 10 head-turning fatbikes (and one crank) from Eurobike


The results are in and fat is where it’s at—check out our fatbike roundup from the show.

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First Look: 2015 Race Face Turbine components – Part 2


Part 2 of our First Look at Race Face’s affordable 2015 Turbine parts group introduces a sweet new wheelset, stout 35mm bars and stem, and more. Check it all out here.

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First Look: 2015 Race Face Turbine components – Part 1


Race Face moves high-end features to their more affordable Turbine parts set. Check out their new drivetrain components in part 1 of our First Look at Turbine.

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Enter to Win: Art’s Cyclery Race Face Contest


Enter now for a chance to win some killer prizes from Race Face courtesy of Art’s Cyclery. Two lucky winners will receive a set of SixC 35 Carbon Riser Handlebars and Atlas 35 Stem or a set of Atlas Pedals.

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Industry News: Race Face owner Tutton buys Easton Cycling


In 2011, Chris Tutton led Race Face out of receivership and engineered a stunning turnaround. Now he’s bought Easton Cycling and sets his sights on improving both companies.

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Freeride’s Godfather Deepens Family Ties


Race Face expands contract with Mountain Bike Hall-of-Famer Wade Simmons Vancouver, BC – February 1, 2012 – Race Face Performance Products Inc., a global leader in premium mountain bike components, apparel, and protection, has signed North Shore legend Wade Simmons to a multi-year cockpit, apparel and protection contract. Widely hailed as one of the original […]

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Race Face Turbine Review


Race Face Turbine ready for assembly With the “Turbine” brand name, Race Face resurrected a line of beautifully color-anodized aluminium components. This line includes basically all the parts a skilled aluminium and carbon machine shop that just happens to be focused on bike components would be expected to manufacture and is described on the Race […]

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Race Face Welcomes Dave Murray as Operations Manager


Race Face Performance Products Appoints Operations Manager Vancouver, BC – July 26, 2011 – Just nine short weeks after resurrecting Race Face, Managing Director Chris Tutton is ‘manning up’ faster than anticipated. Effective immediately, Dave Murray joins the premium cycling brand as Operations Manager; tasked with streamlining both Canadian and off-shore manufacturing. His extensive manufacturing […]

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Brett Tippie Signs with Race Face


MTB Hall of Famer Back Behind Bars, Indefinitely Race Face Signs ‘Freeride Legend’ Brett Tippie Vancouver, BC – June 15, 2011 – Race Face Performance Products Inc., a global leader in premium mountain bike components, apparel and protection, has signed legendary freeride athlete Brett Tippie, indefinitely. In addition to rocking the brand’s latest components and […]

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Race Face Is Back – The Canadian Heritage Continues


Race Face Performance Products, one of North America’s leading producers of high performance mountain bike components, protection and apparel, is pleased to announce that it has re-opened its doors as of May 9th, 2011. After over 18 years of business, Race Face entered into receivership on March 12, 2011, leaving a massive gap in the […]

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2011 Turbine Stem


Turbine STEM Product Hi-Lights • Beautiful new CNC machined finish • Lighter than Thomson X4 and just as strong • Light enough for XC but strong enough for AM Product Overview New for 2011, our Turbine Stem was designed for riders with an eye for perfection. Born from aerospace-grade 7075 aluminum, we’ve set a new […]

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Race Face Re-Signs Free Ride Legend and MTB Hall of Famer Brett Tippie


VANCOUVER, BC – January 26, 2011 Race Face Performance Products, a global leader in technical mountain bike components, apparel, and protection, has re-signed mountain bike icon Brett Tippie to a two-year sponsorship contract. Tippie, the pioneer of freeride mountain biking who made his professional debut in 1995 and has appeared in countless movies, magazines, and […]

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Race Face SIXC Handlebar Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ The Race Face SIXC 3/4 Riser handlebars are pretty sweet carbon bars, that are light, strong, and have an optimal width and decent rise. I tested the SIXC cranks recently, and these bars have the same toughness, subdued graphics and colors, and they certainly mean business. The All Mountain SIXC […]

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2011 Turbine Bars


Turbine BarS Product Hi-Lights • 7 color options for a customized ride • Light enough for XC but strong enough for AM Product Overview Race Face is proud to announce the newest additions to our handlebar line, the Turbine riser and flat bars. Available in more colors than a box of Crayolas (black, red, blue, […]

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Race Face Doubles Up On The Radness In Whistler


Race Face Doubles Up On The Radness In Whistler VANCOUVER, BC – Race Face Components Inc., renowned North American producers of high performance bicycle components, protection and apparel, today announced that it has signed on for three more years as the official components and protection sponsor for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. In a second […]

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Race Face SIXC Crankset Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been testing a set of the Race Face SIXC (silent C) cranks for almost 2 months now, and they have proven to be stiff, durable, have been good shifting, and are made of uber bling carbon fiber. The SIXC cranks are made with their Optimized Carbon Technology program, […]

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RaceFace 2011 Ambush Jersey and Shorts, Womens Khyber Jersey and Shorts


Wendy from Race Face shows us some highlights of their 2011 collection including jerseys, shorts, gloves, armor and a super cool messenger bag made out of recycled car seat belts! Shown in the video are: -Men’s Ambush Kit (DH jersey and shorts) -Women’s Khyber Outfit (DH jersey and shorts) -Khyber Female Specific Knee armor -Ambush […]

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Race Face launches progressive new web site for 2010


VANCOUVER, BC – March 31st, 2010 Race Face Components Inc., one of North America’s leading producers of high-end mountain bike components, apparel and protection, has officially launched their latest contribution to cyberspace. Our quest for cutting edge technology and great design never ends. Witness the new Race Face website – a veritable work of art […]

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Paul Basagoitia re-signs for 3 more years with Race Face


VANCOUVER, BC – February 12th, 2010 Race Face’s slopestyle assassin Paul B locks it in for 3 more. Race Face Components Inc., one of North America’s leading producers of high-end mountain bike components, apparel and protection, is proud to announce the re-signing of arguably the most successful slopestyle rider in history, Paul Basagoitia. Bas has […]

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Race Face Next XC Cranks Review


Reviewed by Brian Mullin aka Gram and MTBR.com Pastajet http://www.gramslightbikes.com/ I have been testing the Race Face NEXT XC crankset for 3 months now, and it is very lightweight, highly engineered, very trick looking, and best of all it is extremely stiff. Happiness is a nice Stiff one The Race Face NEXT XC crankset system […]

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Race Face / Dirt Series Contest: Pimp Your Ride, Sponsor a Rider


Pimp Your Ride, Sponsor a Rider Race Face supporting Dirt Series Scholarships with Custom Crank Auction VANCOUVER – May 29, 2009 – Along with all the fame and travel, the sickest part of being one of our Race Face team riders is getting fully customized RF components to ride. It’s more than just getting a […]

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Big mountain superstar Mike Kinrade inks a 2 year deal with Race Face.


VANCOUVER – January 29th, 2009 – Race Face Components Inc., one of North America’s leading producers of high-end mountain bike components, apparel and protection, is proud to announce the signing of pro shredder Mike Kinrade to the team. Using Race Face’s Atlas FR cranks, high performance clothing and a brand new line of protection, the […]

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Race Face Atlas FR X-Type Crankset Review


The Quick: The Good: Light – 970g for 68/73 shell 165mm crank/ 38T ring/BB – no bash ring Solid build – Strong, well designed – Can with stand impacts Easy to install and remove Very little to no flex The Bad: “is a limited edition product” Self Puller cap can back out if not lock […]

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Race Face sponsors Whistler's 'Crank It Up' trail and wastes no time marking their territory.


VANCOUVER and WHISTLER – June 18th, 2008 – Race Face Components and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park announced today the completion of their first ever trail branding collaboration. Race Face is in its seventh year as the official components and armour sponsor for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and a new two year deal was […]

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Race Face and Whistler Bike Park join forces for the seventh year in a row.


Race Face Components Inc., one of North America’s leading producers of high performance bicycle components and apparel, is stoked to announce that it has re-signed, for the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as the official components and armour sponsor for Whistler Mountain Bike Park. In the two year contract that was recently finalized, Race Face will […]

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