which single ring holds the chain best? (32t 1×9)
Works Components by a county mile – none of the others have n/w teeth so the chain is likely to just jump straight off.
Hope do have pictures of a n/w ring floating around so i presume this will be available soon.
If your going to get a new singe ring just get a n/w from Works, RF, etc etc… they are not that much more expensive (the works is cheaper than some) and will keep the chain on – mine is still going strong over 6 months later….Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Narrow/wide is a proper gamechanger- by itself keeps the chain on better than a normal single ring + chain device
Not neccesarily Works but you know, made in the UK, first to the party (well, after SRAM), better priced than most of the competition, all that good stuff…Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
What everyone else said, I’ve a stainless chainring on my SS though (no chance of it coming off), it’s wearing infitesimaly slowly compared to the alloy (hope and e.13) ones before it.
Which begs the question, how well will narrow/wide work after a few months when the chains got some more twist and the rings a bit worn?Posted 4 years agoYetimanMember
thisisnotaspoon – I’ve been running a 30t Wolftooth NW ring since July last year and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how little it has worn. I did wonder if was down to the way the NW ring grips the chain, possibly reducing movement between the two, which might also be reducing wear, but even if that isn’t correct it’s lasting well, and still doing the job it’s supposed to. I’ve only dropped the chain once, and that was back in August when it was fairly new.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
thisisnotaspoon – Member
Which begs the question, how well will narrow/wide work after a few months when the chains got some more twist and the rings a bit worn?
Mine works the same as it did when new, it’s not been ridden a vast amount by some standards, but some properly horrible conditions through winter (heh, and summer, enduro racing at innerleithen has its own microclimate). No sign of loss of performance at all.
TBH I think there’s a small lack in the design, the cutaways for the thin teeth have a square edge which creates a wee shelf for mud, if that was scallopped off it’d probably help with bad weather riding. But it’s a tiny thing.Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
goldtec do a thick thin ring as well. £44Posted 4 years ago
If I was buying a 32t I would buy works component.
On longevity have a look at the response to my question when I asked if his NW ring still worked…Posted 4 years ago
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