Ordered a spiderless chainring for my X9 cranks a while ago. And it only took 15 weeks to get here..!
But it's here! One day AFTER a long time planned trip to Cwmcarn...
Weighed all the compoents as I took them off.
Total weight loss was 385g. Losing the spider aswell as one chainring helped.
I went for an LG1 Trail chain device that bumped the weight up a little but I'm well chuffed with the weight loss.
First ride today and I'm converted. Didn't miss the small ring and the bike is quiet in a noisy kind of way - no chain slap but noisier going over the guide wheel.
- Homebrewed are a bit economical with the truth. He told me it had shipped on 23rd Feb but there was no update on the tracking number he gave me. When I chased him 3 weeks later it magically appeared on the USPS tracking system as being shipped the day I chased it...
- SRAM now appear to do their own 1x10 spider with a 104BCD. This is probably an easier and quicker way to go from SRAM 2x10 to 1x10, albeit with a slight weight penalty.