Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
Bikes: 1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
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I'm not sure it applies since I have RaceFace Turbines (square taper) and not Prodigies so I'll just speak about the reputation of the company in general. They're mated to a RaceFace Taperlock BB and those aren't the only RF components on the bike (I also have also a SYStem stem and when it's a bit cold out, my Acqualite jacket). So far, RaceFace stuff has been bulletproof for me. Very high quality products. The cranks are almost four years old and still have no signs of play at any of the interfaces. No complaints from or about them... As a matter of fact, that's the only problem. I would love to go to Next/ISIS but so far I haven't got an excuse to replace my crankset other than the fact that the Nexts look sexier... not that there's anything unattractive about the Turbines. |8^) As far as Truvativ is concerned, I understand they're also comparable in quality but have not had any long term experience with them... only test ridden a couple of bikes with their cranks and couldn't really tell the difference in terms of crankarm stiffness or such. However, the RF rings seem to shift smoother... on par with Shimano.