Rated 2 out of 5 by DJumper42 Nice and light, but teeth snap of way to easily.
This was the original chain ring on my dirt jump bike, and it did 5-6 good years of fairly demanding work. Recently I bought another one to replace it. It ran very nice and smooth along with a new chain, but a month or so after replacing I saw to my dismay that one of the teeth had again, snapped. The chain ring has four holes in it around the outside of it, each plugged with a metal stud. The purpose of theses holes I am unsure of but what I am sure of is that they compromise greatly on strength. The teeth tend to snap very easily above these holes, which is a bit of a pest, especially as the holes don't appear to serve any real purpose. (Take note that on my bike this is in fact the top chain ring, not the middle. This could have something to do with the problem). The snapped tooth doesn't seem to be a problem, but it is annoying that it happened so quickly.
30 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Good product
I've been using this ring for 10 months for different freeride stuff - it still looks nice: there is some grind effect of teeths, but it is minor. Do recommend.
30 August 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great chainring
Have used this chainring for a couple of years now on my XT cranks. Weighs about the same as XT but last about twice as long. Strong, durable and smooth shifting, recommended!
12 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous gear ring
had a lot of bother with shimmano middle rings breaking(3 in 18 months )mainly teeth snapping off i think its because of the way that they are pressed out of sheet the raceface one is machined out of a flat piece of alloy works fantastik and after nearly a year of abuse still going strong will buy another when this one wears out well worth the extra
09 September 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous race face chain rings are the only ones you need.
best brand of chain rings by far.as a fit 15 stoner with a heavy downhill bike the rings get total abuse and loading the pedals frequently for years they last for years. no other chain ring matters.this is the brand you want.
20 November 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Quality rings
This ring is much, much better than Shimano's offerings. Shifts fine and is machined so should last longer than the pressed rings that Shimano produce.
02 July 2008
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous its a chainring what can i say, it works
21 January 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous slick shifting
smooth shifting, nearly 6 months old and showing no signs of wear, shimano rings lasted me less than 3 months. Lighter than Shimano too and look well finished - would definitely buy Race Face rings again
15 May 2006
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