Race Face Crank Boots
Race FaceCrank Boots

The Race Face Crank Boots offer an attractive and affordable solution to protecting your favorite cranks from the inevitable bashing and smashing incurred by riding through rough terrain and rock gardens. Crank Boots are especially useful with low-slung trail rigs, as the lower bottom bracket leaves less pedal and crank clearance over rough, boulder-strewn trails. They're also essential to protecting your pricey carbon cranks from unsightly scuffs and scratches.

  • Proprietary plastic blend
  • Remove pedals for installation
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buy them first

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Easy to throw on, I should have put them on before the first ride on our bikes. Would have saved the ugly nicks.

Unanswered Question

I have the Easton Sl Carbon Cranks on my 1x drive train for my trail bike. Does anyone know which fit, the Next Sl or G4 would best fit my cranks? Thanks!

They work

    They work. Better than hearing your crank arm grind agains rocks.

    Hulk Smash!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    A must have if you're running a carbon crank, or even if you're not. These gems have been slapped around from rock face to rock face all over Utah, and always come back for more. The best part is taking them off, and seeing my crank completely unharmed!

    Easy to install for some more protection

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had these recommended to me by a friend and I'm glad that I got them! They were super easy to install and they have already saved me on a couple pedal strikes! Can't go wrong with these booties!

    G4 boots very cheap - just don't protect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The G4 boots shred through (and often become dislodged / flop around) almost immediately upon any pedal strike. The boots are also hard to find online. I've been through three pairs of boots in one year and would have used three more if I hadn't been trying to save the extortion money. Like another reviewer, I contacted RF directly. They have improved the toughness slightly but they have a long way to go. I can't understand why RF would taint an otherwise great product with this poor accessory. My one year old $400 carbon crank arms look more like two or three year olds. Have your electrical tape ready to reinforce these things and get a few extra hours out of them.

    G4 boots very cheap - just don't protect

    Necessity for carbon mountain cranks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'd advise putting these on any carbon mountain crankset for protection against rock strikes. The Next SL/SixC variant fits SRAM Eagle and Truvativ Descendant cranks.

    Crank Protection

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Super affordable way to keep your Cranks safe and lasting longer. especially good idea if you are running Carbon cranks.

    Super simple idea that works

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These have saved my cranks from so many rock gouges, they do their job and when I go to sell my bike, my cranks don't look like I've put the abuse on my bike that I have... ;)

    Look Fast- Go Fast!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The RaceFace booties: Just like the booties included on RaceFace carbon cranks, just with cool colors to make your bike look faster

    Function and Flare

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Dress up that new crankset a bit and keep it safe at the same time.

    Add some color and protection

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have SRAM X01 Eagle cranks and the Next SL/Sixc fit perfectly. Great way to add a bit of color while protecting your cranks!

    Use Protection

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Always use protection when you spend extra on those fancy carbon cranks. These will help when you undoubtably strike some rocks while getting gnarly on the trail. Better safe than sorry!

    Safe and Sound.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Did you just spend a pretty penny for carbon Raceface cranks? Do you rock strike all the time like me? Do you want to have to buy new cranks cause you didn't want to put booties on? If not, I'd throw a pair of these on.

    Usually the cranks come with booties, but if not or you want to bling your bike out with some color, these are a cheap way to keep them safe. Pay attention to the model, it can make a difference on compatibility. If you have any questions, feel free to call my direct line 801.204.4547 or email me at cojohnson@backcountry.com

    Safe and Sound.

    Protect your cranks

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Be sure to shell out a few extra bucks to protect your expensive next SL cranks. Definitely worth it to ensure maximum longevity of your crank arms. Pedal strikes and crank strikes are inevitable.

    Must Have

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are a must have for Carbon cranks! Add a little color for a different look.

    Cover 'em up!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the best way to make those expensive carbon cranks last longer and look better! Nobody likes to smash their cranks into a rock, and this is the best way to circumvent such a catastrophe. Well worth the money!

    Does what it says on the tin.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I use these boots (black colour) on my cross bike to protect my power meter (as much as possible). I have a Quarq meter on 1x as a point of reference.
    *Fit is spot on - they're nice and snug.
    *Protection works well as the rubber is thick enough to protect even from tough whacks.
    A simple and effective little product.

    Which fit did you get?

    G4 boots could use some re-engineering

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The new crank boots for the Next G4 cranks are made of a different, much weaker material than those for the prior generation Next/SixC and those for alloy cranks. I had a set of Turbine cranks with corresponding boots that were made of a dense, plastic-like material and they lasted over a year with minimal wear. Since changing to the G4 boots for my new cranks, I seem to punch a hole in the thin, rubbery material almost every ride, necessitating a new pair at least monthly if I want them to protect my cranks.

    Raceface has made an incredible crank in the G4, but these boots have fallen short and would have been easy to make more durable.

    I am going to attempt to cobble together a way to use the older boots from now on.

    Jason, I literally just emailed RF about this. I am on my 4th set this season. With today's lower BB's its never been easier to pedal/crank strike. Thank you for posting this.

    Good Quality, double check the size

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great product but is to big for Alloy crank. I bought for my Tallboy C S with alloy race face. Seems they fit greaton carbon cranks