RaceFace Single Ring Chainring
Race Face Single Rings - burly enough for DH Racers, Dirt Jumpers and singlespeed riders, yet light enough for XC riders looking to try a 1x9 or 1x10 set up. Single Rings are built to last. They are designed and machined in Race Face's Canadian manufacturing facility from 7075 aluminum. With the legendary "North Shore" minutes away, you can be sure these rings are developed and tested on some of the most punishing trails and terrain in the world.
Set up: 1 x 9 2012 Diamondback Sortie, 32t chainring, 34t cassette, 175mm crank arms. non-clutch RD Add a little simplicity to your life and your shifting. it requires a little retraining but can be worth it. I dropped a little over a pound. Taking off front shifter and derailleur, 2x setup (36/24) with bash. I'm losing gearing on top and bottom but a single ring will be my trail ring. I'll still race with a double. It is pretty quiet, theres a little tiny something from the teeth releasing the chain but that is what you get for security. Doesn't seem to flop as much even with a non-clutch. Tip: Know what ring size you want to compromise with on top and low end gearing, and don't be afraid to trim your chain accordingly cheapskate. A 36t cassette cog will give you more if you're 10 speedin but I'm midwest fine with what I got. Did it change my life totally. No. It just made my trail ride simpler and quieter.
Okay, so we all have the itch in the back of out mind to build a single speed mountain bike... Or at least my obsessive need for tinkering spurred me on to start the project- need-less to say in less then a week i had everything including this chain ring. I got it in gold 38t and its awesome, crazy light- beautifully cut ( fairly sharp actually, dont catch yourself on it :/ ) and the laser etching is SICK. Really well designed. 10/10.
i bought this chain ring about 2 mounts ago and so far i love it. you will need a chain guide if you buy this though. i know people who use it with out a chain guide, riding with slow shifts it works good but if you shift fast or hit stairs it will come off. other than that it is still good. no broken teeth yet and little wear on the ring. love it and will buy another one if i must for another bike. vary good and a good buy
still working flawlessly on my regularly abused single speed. would absolutely buy again.
I'm running the 32t gold ring on a RaceFace Diabolous crank with a bashguard and a 9 speed Shimano Saint rear derailleur. The ring is unbelievably lightweight and the gold color looks nice with the gold accents on the Saint as well as my gold RaceFace bottom bracket, but the ring is a slightly lighter shade of gold than both of those parts. I primarily bought this because I was dropping my chain way too often. Since installing in November, I've dropped the chain probably 3 or 4 times. Not perfect, but a huge improvement.
Holds up to a big guy stroking hard, plus offers some serious bling! Love the look!
I chose this chainring for three main reasons: 1) The thickness of the body of the ring - I want a ring that will hold up under any condition. 2) The size (tooth) option was exactly what I was looking for. 3) The gold color matched to add that little extra 'splash' to make the bike look great! I would buy this again!
Well made and nice looking- but guys- these are made in Asia, not Canada.
I got the red 36T. I have no regrets going with this. Looks good and works good. I have it set up on a hardtail (1x10). No dropped chain. No need for a chain guide/guard. Installation/fit is easy and on point. I had to use shorter chain ring bolts.
First thing I noticed was the bling factor, second was the precision. Great fit and no hassle with the chainring bolts. It has held up great! Compared to other chainrings, for the money this one is worth it.
Dropped down to the 32T from a stock 34T with a bash. Love having the slightly easier pedaling. Seems to be wearing well on my 1x10. Love the red color with my setup. Easy to install.