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Race Face Turbine - sutiable for cross?(5 posts)

Race Face Turbine - sutiable for cross?Stewart
Dec 21, 2001 6:23 AM
Putting together a Ritchey Swiss Cross and I've got a near new triple Race Face Turpine 24 34 44 std drive mtb chainset 110BCD. Do you reckon I could use this for cross (3 peaks/long distance)
re: Race Face Turbine - sutiable for cross?climbo
Dec 21, 2001 9:58 AM
sure, why not, as long as you can the the chainline right it should work great. I don't see any problems with it.
re: Race Face Turbine - sutiable for cross?pnk
Dec 21, 2001 1:33 PM
Finally, someone else with a Ritchey Swiss Cross! I have a 98 model (without the curved seatstays) and have found it great for trial riding here in N. VA-even with roots and rocks. There are no real long climbs here,so the OEM 34/48 front chainrings with a 13-26 work ok. I read Ritchey designed it with a narrow bb width to keep a straight chainline if running a single chainring-but don't know what that implies if you use a triple.
re: Race Face Turbine - sutiable for cross?buffalosorrow
Dec 21, 2001 7:46 PM
No problems with a raceface crank as long as the chainline runs straight. On my Colnago I have the Race Face Next cranks, I like the smaller outer chain ring 44T. All the Race Face cranks are plenty stiff, I also have single speed Race Face cranks on my single speed cross bike.
Ditto on the ssAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 26, 2001 10:54 AM
I've got race face cranks on my ss. Phil Wood BB has adjustable chainline, so no problems there.