Today Race Face announced their new Aeffect R Crank and Aeffect R Dropper Post, both featuring modern specs at approachable price points. Check out all the details here…

Race Face just added two new pieces to their impressive line of bike components, many of which we’ve used extensively with great success on review bikes and our personal bike builds, and would readily recommend. A few of us have had particularly good luck with Race Face’s Aeffect Cranks, and they also appeared as a main component in Skyler’s Peoples Liberation Drivetrain.

Adding to the new Aeffect R lineup, which is built for the all-mountain/enduro crowd who need some extra strength, the Aeffect R Crank, Dropper Post and Lever, are claimed to perform at “enduro rated strength but keeps the weight in the XC range.” In short, any of the components in the Aeffect R collection is definitely worth a look for those tackling singeltrack-focused bikepacking routes. Check out the details on the new offerings below.

  • Race Face Aeffect R Crank Specs
  • Race Face Aeffect R Dropper Post Specs

Race Face Aeffect R Crank

The Race Face Aeffect R Crank is forged from 7050 aluminum, which Race Face claims offers superior stiffness without added weight. The cranks feature a CINCH direct mount, offering many different spider and ring combinations, including the Wolftooth Components CAMO system which many of us here use. It’s also worth checking out Race Face’s very own steel direct mount rings which come in 28T, 30T, and 32T sizes, plus they are surprisingly cheap (~$20 USD) yet still very durable. The Aeffect R Crank is available in three different lengths, 165, 170, and 175mm and come with a black satin finish. See the complete specs below.

Race Face Aeffect R Crank
  • Material: 7050 Aluminum
  • Spindle Size: 24mm – 5 Lengths Available
  • BB Compatibility: BSA, BB92, PF30
  • Crank Size: 165, 170, 175mm
  • Weight: 632g (with alloy 32T ring)
  • Price: $129.99 USD
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Race Face Aeffect R Dropper Post

The Aeffect R Dropper Post shares many of the same characteristics of their Aeffect Dropper Post but is available in more sizes, is claimed to be stiffer, and is easily serviceable. The Aeffect R is a cable actuated, hydraulic cartridge dropper post, offered in four different travels (100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm) in 30.9mm or 31.6mm sizes. The post is only available in internal cable routing and is priced competitively at $199.99 USD. Although the new Aeffect R Lever is sold separately, it is also available to purchase for $39.99 USD. Or, if you want to experience the smoothest levers available, check out our recent Artisan Alloy Dropper Post Lever Shootout.

  • Race Face Aeffect R Dropper Post
  • Race Face Aeffect R Dropper Post
  • Material: 7050 Aluminum
  • Travel Lengths: 100, 125, 150, and 170mm
  • Size: 30.9 or 31.6mm
  • Head Type: Zero Offset, 2-Bolt Adjust
  • Weight: 31.6×100=482g / 31.8×125=530g / 31.8×150=602g / 31.8×170=638g
  • Price: $199 USD
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