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Evan Guthrie rides new Race Face Cinch power meter

Canadian racer relies on power data to excel at XC and EWS

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Skip the salad and still ride with power. Whether it’s enduro, XC, or an all-day mountain bike adventure, Race Face has designed the Cinch power meter to give you reliable power data you need to get through your ride, whatever that ride looks like.

Evan Guthrie: Race Face Cinch / Photo : Niall Pinder

Evan Guthrie has been testing the Cinch power meter for Race Face for the past year, using it for everything from XC interval training to EWS enduro racing. Race Face has worked with Guthrie to make sure the Cinch power meter gives smooth, predictable data optimized for mountain biking. That means they’ve put in the time ensure you get reliable, useful data, free of power spikes, even through the sudden changes in traction and big hits common in mountain biking.

Evan Guthrie: Race Face Cinch / Photo : Niall Pinder
Race Face Cinch Power Meter / Photo : Niall Pinder

Taking advantage the Race Face Cinch system, you can even check into the wattage cottage on different bikes using the same power meter. The power meter spindle can be swapped between Next SL and Next R crank arms, or any Race Face Cinch crankset, relatively easily with tools that come with the power meter. Switch styles without having to give up the power data you need to optimize your training, whether you’re looking to roll out for a day of enduro or line up at an XC start line.

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Evan Guthrie: Race Face Cinch / Photo : Niall Pinder

Details and Pricing:

• Power Accuracy +/- 2 per cent.
• Cadence and pedal efficiency data.
• Dual Bluetooth low energy technology / ANT+ for head unit compatibility.
• Battery life over 400 hour and USB rechargeable.
• Utilizing Cinch for 1-by or 2-by configurations.
• Cinch power meter app for iPhone or Android.
• 134-mm spindle swaps onto 30-mm Race Face Cinch capable Next SL G4, Next G3, Next R, Turbine.

Cinch Power meter spindle, US$600
Next SL G4 crankarms, US$480
Next R crankarms MSRP: US$480