Once upon a time, having a crankset that was compatible with both direct mount one by's and doubletriple spider chainrings would've sounded like far off dream. However, Race Face's Cinch technology changed that in recent years, and this year, the company introduced the futuristic Atlas Cinch Crank Arms with 83mm Spindle specifically for DH bikes for the first time ever. Mechanically abusive downhill riders can now take advantage of the added flexibility of modularity without having to sacrifice the pedal mashing durability that made the workhorse Atlas crankset so popular among them before. In fact, with updates to its construction this year, the Atlas Cinch is now stiffer than ever, featuring a 3D forged back pocket crank design for improved lateral stiffness and a new forged, rather than machined 7075 aluminum construction that affords it a weight loss of 33 grams when paired with a 24T chainring compared to its predecessor, all while retaining its rugged silhouette and impressive mud shedding capabilities. The Atlas Cinch Crank Arms' 83mm Spindle distinction refers to the included DH spindle, designed specifically for use on DH rigs, while the regular model of the Atlas Cinch fills the modular void for hard charging trail and enduro riders. Race Face's design allows you the option of directly mounting a one by chainring or using a spider to attach a double or triple chainring so you can set up your DH frame however you'd like it, and change your mind later if you need to. Maintaining durability for a class of riders who expect to be able to blast through anything, whether their equipment can handle it or not, was an important concern for Race Face with the Atlas Cinch, and the company succeeded admirably, yet again, in creating something that will let you ride with the reassurance that it's as eager to barrel through apocalyptic terrain as you are.