by Marc Basiliere
June 24, 2014
Hold that chain!
Best known for building drivetrain products for others, Praxis Works has been slowly emerging from the shadows with a range of slick-shifting high-end forged replacement chainrings and creak-resistant press-fit bottom brackets. When we spoke at Interbike last autumn, Praxis voiced reluctance at getting into the narrow/wide game due to intellectual property concerns. Those concerns have apparently been resolved, as the company has just come out with their own take on the increasingly-common chain-retaining tooth pattern.
Using a “unique Wide/Narrow tooth profile for supreme chain retention in the roughest of trail conditions,” Praxis’ MTB 1X chainrings are available in even sizes from 32t-38t. While their shifty rings are cold forged for strength in complex geometries, the 1x range is CNC machined from 4.5mm 7075 aluminium sheet, heat treated for strength, and hard anodised for wear resistance.
Already in stock at UK distributors Upgrade, the MTB 1x Wide/Narrow chainrings retail for £45/$50.
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