Rated 3 out of 5 by HughB Great when new, but wears real quick
I get through 22T chainrings real quick (the worst was just 6 rides !)... also got chain suck all the time, even after a god chain clean and lube....... made the mistake of buying XT coz the groupset is XT. Then I tried a steel Deore 22T and it has lasted much better. Cheaper too. Makes sense really..... think about how much grief this 22T is getting when you're grinding up a 20-30% gradient. Only 11 of those teeth are in contact with the chain. No wonder alloy chainrings wear out quick.
11 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Consistent quality
Good quality, consistent with Shimano's. I just replaced the inner ring of my 46-36-26 crankset with this one on my Giant VT in order to climb better. It seems to work, but I have not tried it in actual riding.
07 August 2010