CHAIN RINGS- Longlasting and economical recommendations?
I use Surly stainless for SS and am so impressed that I bought a 36 for use in a 2×9 setup.
They're as strong as anything but they have no lateral reinforcement and one bad shift resulted in it bending over to one side.
I now use Deore 32 middle ring and the local antique shop (Henry Burton) sold me a STX/RC granny ring in December but it works well enough.Posted 7 years agofreegan bikefascistSubscriber
if you can ignore the weight penalty (and certainly for the granny this is very little) then inner and middle in steel all the way for longevity an thrift. I'd still probably use an alu large ring if I had one which, now I think if it, I don't.
I use steel granny and Middleburn hardcoat middle but that's not as thrifty an option.Posted 7 years agomidlifecrisisMember
I recently replaced my XT granny and middle rings with cheapo steel ones from SJS cycles website. The steel one were loads cheaper than an XT replacement and I am hoping they will last longer.
They have the benefit of Shimano quality shifting without too much of a weight penalty.Posted 7 years agotinsyMember
Hora, if you are planning 1×9 and its a 26" wheeled bike, then you ditch the big ring and the granny, leaving you the middle 32t. When I did it I went up to a 34t as for my local riding I could cope OK with the higher gearing.
Unless you have somthing like a 34" wheel then just running a granny would be daft. Nope you cant really get a smaller cassette, the smallest cog is 11t on most MTB cassettes.
The best shifting and longest lasting and still cheap are just plain old deores, steel middle and granny rings, and lots go through the classifieds too.Posted 7 years agotinsyMember
mmmm, i dont think the 510 inner will fit an external BB.. I bought one last year as it was cheaper by £2 but had to spend 10 mins grinding of the tabs inside of the holes the other ones have
It needs to be a deore ring for HT2… However the middle 510 will still fit.Posted 7 years ago
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