Single ring advice pls
Works Components & Raceface seem the choice of the moment £35 for a Works One or £42 at online discounts for a Raceface…
People seem happy with either, i went Works but would happily go RF too, its always nice to save a fiver and buy from people who make stuff in this country though…
Ring is working just great 🙂
Will probably buy a RF 30t when back in stock (waiting forever!)Posted 4 years ago
I am looking to go for a 1×10 set up. I’m currently running a 2×10 24-38 and 11-36. Barely use the 24 chainring(i think once over last 3 months)
So i thought i’d shed a little weight and faff.
i’m looking at either a 32 or 34 raceface N/W or Works. I also want to keep a bash guard as thats saved the chainring on many occasion.
ive also just ordered a zee + wide range to accommodate this change.
is there anything else i need to be aware of? current is 104 bcd
ThanksPosted 4 years agoBuzzardMember
Ive just fitted by 1×10 setup. It struck me however that the clutch mech is doing most of the work. So I went with a EThirteen G Ring (as its what I had) and I’m going to see how that works or doesnt without a guide. The winter is going to be the real test for the NW chainrings. read somewhere that Shurter is now using a guide on his single ring setup so maybe thats an indication of wear issues?Posted 4 years ago
Hmmm. I ride everything really. Blacks where avaiable, natural where its good, BPW couple of weeks then Alps next year. So setting up as a do it all bike. the ring wear has been mentioned a few times on here.Posted 4 years ago
would the bash deflect keep a bit of crap away from the ring, or is it more the ahbrasion through the chain and the crap on that?
thinking 32 works at £35patriotproMember
Works don’t do a 30t. And depending on what cranks you have you may not be able to use a 32t without some sort of diy as the chain rubs on the ‘spider’ apparently.
I have a 34t and has been fine in the dryness of Summer but imagine it will be a handful keeping traction with it in the bog of Winter.
t struck me however that the clutch mech is doing most of the work
Agreed Buzzard. Please report back on your findings with the non-fat/fin.Posted 4 years ago
Didn’t Sram stop Works as well? They’ve just restocked so must have sorted something out!Posted 4 years ago
Anyway ordered a 32 and i’ll see how it goes. There seems to be a few with the same set up on the other thread regarding this.
I’m surprised one of the mags havent done a full how to how not to article. They mention it and how great it is but not what to look out for and potential pitfalls off the set up, ie the 32t catching on the spider! too late.
^^^ 🙂 ^^
Yeah the spinning bit ive never got on with either. But if its too small i’ll take a little hit and sell it on. Thats when i see most people wobble off their bikes. Too busy ridiculously spinning to have any actual forward momentum. Saw quite alot of this on ltb on saturday.Posted 4 years agocrankriderMember
Apparently Sram are pursuing a lawsuit over patent infringement which may explain the lack of RF restocking
That or they have sold so bloody many they cant keep up?
E13 are releasing thiers soo, Csixx have one, Works, Raceface, Wolf tooth, Betd….would they all do that if sram was about to bring some legal pain their way?Posted 4 years ago
I think my understanding is they hold a patent on the application of the design. So for bicycle componantry. As the orginal was for chain driven agricultural machinery in the 70’s.Posted 4 years ago
So i think they sort of do. But thats what the lawsuit is about. Works did put something on their site in this regard and it was a long thread on here a couple of months ago.NorthwindSubscriber
I don’t think Works stopped production, they just can’t make enough, big orders going out to suppliers…
SRAM can suck my sweaty baws frankly, they had the chance to own this market and decided not to bother entering it at all, preferring to scalp off silly profits from a tiny niche.Posted 4 years agorickatworkscomponentsMember
So far we have had no contact from SRAM regarding any matter.
We have been in contact with some of the other smaller manufacturers outside of the UK who have also recieved no contact.
As far as we are aware, no patent has been granted and only then would anybody know if their product falls under the patents claims.
From SRAMS previous statement licensing was mentioned and i imagine would be the avenue persued in the future, though of course this is unknown.
I imagine Raceface could be sold out, these rings do take some time to machine and RF are sold worldwide through many dealer networks – that is a lot of customers to service.
Thanks! RickPosted 4 years ago
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