- Race Face Narrow Wide rings – which way round to you run yours?
Just building up my FTM Carbon and have bought a RF N/W 32t chainring to go on a XT785 triple chainset (bought solely for the purpose of going 1×10 on account of having a more natural chainline than the 2×10 item and also being much much lighter than the perhaps more obvious Zee item).
I’m not massively taken with the white laser-etched Raceface ‘scrawl’ on one side of the chainring so am planning to run it the other way round. I can see absolutely no reason why this should not be possible as the ring is not aysmmetric or orientated any particular way.
Has anyone else done this?Posted 4 years agotimbo678Member
Yep, my friend and I run ours backwards – him because he doesn’t like the scrawl and me because my bolts where too long and they only worked with it backwards, another friend runs his the correct (!) way.
None of us noticed any lack of performance (i.e. chain doesn’t fall off)Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
I haven’t seen the RF ring up close but all of the others I’ve seen would give a different chainline depending which way around it is.
You also lose the support of the indents of the ring against the chainring tab which might mean a bolt it more likely to shear if you catch the ring on something but I’ve no idea if this makes a difference in reality!
The easy answer is don’t buy a ring with daft graphics 😀Posted 4 years agostu170Subscriber
Yeah the graffiti side is idented. As i didnt have time to get new bolts. I stuck it on wrong way round. It worked spot on so never got round to changing it and getting shorted bolts. I cant see me hitting it in the wrong orientation will really do much damage. To hit it that hard to shear something other things are gonna be broken.Posted 4 years ago
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