The two criss-cross straps on the new Race Face Stash bib are surprisingly comfortable and supportive. Race Face has also improved the chamois.
If you are a rider that favours a soft and flexible shoe then the durability and styling of the Race Face Chester pedals makes them a very appealing option.
Build quality is great on Race Face Roam Knee Guard, and attention to detail is superb, from the soft terry towelling inside to the ripstop outer material.
Race Face Atlas 35 stem is machined unit, which means it looks pretty sharp. Pitched at the gravity crowd there’s nothing stopping you fitting this on a trail bike.
The snazzy, fat-armed Race Face Next R cranks are plenty stiff enough, impressively low weight and not overly expensive
The Traverse is made from a lighter weight polyester material than the Khyber and is definitely a summer-only short as there is not a lot of warmth.
The Race Face Atlas handlebar is made from 7075-series aluminium, which is a super strong alloy with a high fatigue life.
Khyber is Race Face shorthand for women’s downhill, and this baggy short sits in the gravity category.
Race Face Stash Quick Rip 1.5L is a small bum bag for short rides. It can carry a single water bottle which slots into a neoprene pocket in the centre.
If you stay locked in, Race Face The Grippler is a solid and well-made, no matter your hand size or aesthetic preference.
The enduro-rated, 31mm internal-width rim, Race Face Next R wheels use a smoothly finished UD (uni-directional) carbon composite lay-up.
Race Face Turbine R 35 stem has featured here more than once, but I’m taking another look because it’s now available in nine(!) different anodised colours.
Race Face produces two dropper posts – the Turbine, which sells for £399 and this newer Race Face Aeffect dropper post at £259.99.
We measured the diameter of all the grips we test and at 28mm the Race Face Love Handle grip is one of the thinnest we've encountered.
With short crank arms, 165mm in this case, you don't actually have much choice. Essentially you've got Shimano and SRAM mid-tier options. Or Race Face.
The Race Face Grippler is a low profile handlebar grip available in two different diameters, along with a huge range of colour options.
The Race Face Atlas flat pedal is the Canadian brand's no-holds-barred premium flat pedal. Lightweight and thin. And grippy.
The Race Face Ride stem is one of those components that makes you question whether you need to spend mega bucks on parts. Coming in a shade under £25, it…
In terms of power to weight the Race Face Next SL G4 really is a superb – it’s also silly light, sensibly stiff and cheaper than other carbon cranks.
The Race Face Ride Flat bar is a classy looking bar. It weighs 228g, which some weight weenies baulk at but it costs less than thirty quid!