My X-Type cranks feel tight when I turn them. How can I fix this?
There are a number of reasons that the cranks could feel excessively tight to turn.
*Improper spacing is BY FAR the leading cause of "tight" crank issues. Too many spacers is the culprit in most cases, and some steps need to be taken to insure you have the correct amount of spacers for your particular set up.
Can I put bar ends on my Race Face carbon handle bars?
Yes, you can install bar ends on our carbon flat bars. The Next XC flat bars will support bar ends with the addition of bar reinforcement plugs. On Next XC carbon low rise bars, RaceFace does not recommend using bar ends. Bar end reinforcement plugs do not come with the Low rise carbon bars, and the flat bar reinforcement plugs will not fit the ends of these bars. Using bar-ends without the suppli...
Are the X-type cranks compatible with chain guide systems?
Yes, the Diabolus X-type has been designed with the necessary spindle width to accommodate most chain guides with little modification. The Atlas AM crank will also work with some chainguide systems depending on the width of the chainguide bracket itself. An ISCG (International Standard Chain Guide adapter) is included with the Diabolus DH crankset, and available as an accessory for the Atlas.
What size of BB shells will my X-type cranks work with?
The standard model X-Type crank will work with 68mm and 73mm shells. A longer spindle crank arm set for our DH cranks may be ordered in the 83mm and 100mm DH shells widths. The spindle itself is NOT replaceable.
My bike has a 150mm rear end, will the X-type work?
The Diabolus will work on most bikes with the 150mm rear spacing. Some dual suspension bikes may require the use of the 83mm cranks. The 83mm cranks can be used with 68/73mm BB shell applications where a wider chainline is necessary, or frame/pivot clearance is an issue. This is done with the addition of a "retro-fit-kit" available from your dealer or online
Do I require a special removal tool for my X -type cranks?
No, you do not. There is no "tool" other than that the "puller-cap" already installed on your drive arm that will do all the work for you.
*There is no need for the 10mm cap to be removed for the installation/removal process at any point.
How tight do I torque my arms down on the X-type?
The simple answer is as much force as necessary to achieve full bottom out of the drive arm on the spindle*. The bolt will not tighten any further when bottom out is reached). To achieve this, a long handled 8mm hex key or a torque wrench should be used because of the high amount of force required (can go as high as 75ft/lbs).
Can I run a single speed set up on my X-type crank?
Yes, all models of our cranks can be assembled as a single speed set up.
Are the Race Face X-type BB's compatible with Shimano's version?
Yes, Race Face and Shimano external bearing BB's are compatible with each other.
Where do the 1mm spacers go when I'm installing my crank?
The small spacers are used to adjust your chainline from side to side to reach the ideal chain line position for your set up. The standard configuration of 1mm spacers is going to be 2 black spacers on the drive side of the spindle and 1mm black spacer on the non-drive side of the spindle. This arrangement will yield a chainline of 49mm on most bikes.