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October 2nd, 2002, 11:00 PM
You guys favor Alum or Steel replacement chainrings?
October 3rd, 2002, 08:08 AM
I run steel for granny and aluminum for middle and large. I find that the steel rings don't shift as easily since they tend to be flat pressed rings. The aluminum rings have groves to aid in shifting. So steel on granny is fine, plus it lasts longer. I do tend to go through at least one aluminim middle ring per year and that would probably not be the case if it were steel. However, I usually change the middle ring when I change the chain and rear cassette so the drivetrain runs smooth.
The other thing to consider is weight if you are riding xc, steel is obviously much heavier.
October 3rd, 2002, 07:42 PM
After 3 sets of aluminum i switched over to steel. Mine are from Blackspire and i havent had any problems. The Ring God bash ring is a big help too.
When and if they make a steel rear cassette i will get one of those as well. The chain is steel so it makes sence that any components in constant friction contact with it should also be steel.
October 4th, 2002, 08:23 AM
I believe all rear cassettes are steel. I saw in a Performance catalog a one piece 9 speed cnc tooled rear cassette that is designed to save weight. Pretty neat looking!
October 17th, 2002, 01:06 PM
if you can afford it, go with Shimano Ti stuff.
other Ti **** tends to flex, and that can bust chains (I dunno why but my SRP cogs did)
I have so many fargin miles on my Ti cogs and chainrings and they still don't have any sharkfin going on, they still perform like new. **** does not wear out at all. [oh about 4000 miles...]
October 17th, 2002, 03:43 PM
Are those ti rings for mtbs?
October 17th, 2002, 04:12 PM
they ain't wearing out
shimano rings are lasting long time
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