Recommend me a new chainring for my single speed
I thought the Surly rings would be suggested but I was wondering if there were any other alternatives. Despite them looking good I always find Surly bits are a bit of a faff to get hold of. Guess I'll have to see if Charlie the bike monger has any. My LBS is sh%te at getting in one off orders.Posted 8 years ago
These are pretty cool looking:
Renthal are an MX component manufacturer moving into MTB parts. What's nice is they are designed and MADE in England! Blimey. Don't know where else you can get em from, haven't googled.Posted 8 years ago
I'm currently running a Truvativ Stylo SS crankset with a 38t chain ring. Its a bit of big ring for 29er single speed but I've had fun hammering along on it at high speed all summer. Winter is approaching and I fancy something a bit more manageable for the cold weather. The idea of getting up the hills more quickly also appeals if I'm being honest!
Anybody got any suggestions on what a good replacement would be? Also, would I be able to keep the exisiting chainring bolts?Posted 8 years ago
Get something in stainless steel. Don't worry who you get it from, it's stainless steel, it's a chainring – end of. Pay a bit more for something nice looking and vice versa.
I have used numerous so called hard-wearing aluminium rings over the years and they all wear out quicker than a steel one, which is obvious really. I did get taken in by some of the reports on here of how 'brand xyz blingy aluminium' rings last ages, they don't.Posted 8 years agoDougMember
How about a different approach. I got a 180mmFSA X-drive BMX style crankset from CRC for £30 instead of over a ton. Sold the ring and spider for £22 on that auction place then bought a couple of BMX chainrings at £5 a piece in different sizes and a few spares.
They also have 170mm on offer.
Fitting is a bit fiddly as you have to get all the axle spacers in the right place but it is mega strong and stiff.Posted 8 years ago
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