MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Race Face and Easton are both getting into the power meter market with a $600 spindle-based system that is compatible with cranks from both brands.
The two brands, owned by Fox Factory, also are introducing a variety of new components this week at the Sea Otter Classic here:
- Race Face is launching a new parts group, Next R, which slots in between its Next SL group (intended for cross-country/enduro) and its SixC group (intended for downhill use). Next R includes wheels, cranks and handlebars.
- Easton is launching its AX product group for gravel/adventure riding. AX includes carbon and aluminum flared drop bars, and an aluminum-rimmed wheelset.
Cinch power meter offers interchangeability.
The Cinch power meter spindle is compatible with Easton road/cyclocross/gravel cranks or RaceFace mountain bike cranks using the Cinch crank system. It will fit new cranks as well as many existing cranks using the brands Cinch crank/spindle interface, which allows quick crank removal for swapping out direct mount spiders or chainrings.
The brands say the power meter is protected inside the spindle and able to measure power from the left and right sides. By putting the meter in the spindle, it is interchangeable for many applications and …read more