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Old 04-17-05, 02:44 PM   #1
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best chainrings?

I am looking for strong and light chainrings to replace the rings on my '05 raceface evolve crankset. The middle ring was bent yesterday. I have only used them for about 3 months and they are already falling apart like feta cheese.
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Old 04-17-05, 03:02 PM   #2
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well i believe the evolve cranks are 4 bolt right? Im using Truvativ Stylo Teams which are also 4 bolt and i have zero complaints about the chain rings. You can pick them up readily online. They must be rpetty light, my cranksets claimed weight is 612 grams and they show acceptable signs of wear even after winter.
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I am looking for strong and light chainrings to replace the rings on my '05 raceface evolve crankset. The middle ring was bent yesterday. I have only used them for about 3 months and they are already falling apart like feta cheese.

is that the race face evolve XC crank set?

What kind of riding are you doing? I'm surprised such a high quality crankset wouldn't hold up to regular XC use.

If it's the DH, then that's a lot worse that a freeride crankset can't hold up to 3 months of use.

http://www.raceface.com/components/c...vedh-crank.htm
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I have the evolve xc x-type. It has 64-104mm 4 bolt pattern.

Well, I have about 1200 road and about 200 off-road kms on the crankset in 3-3 1/2 months (which is normal I guess). I never use the outer ring on the trails, and never use the inner ring on road. The trail rides were often in muddy conditions (nothing like racing or hardcore riding though), and when the ring was bent, I was actually in the mud.

I attached some pictures of the rings. Black is the outer, and the silver is the middle ring. I hammered it back to shape and it seems to be ok now. I haven't tried it yet though.
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FSA chainrings can be strong and light. Shimano chainrings are also a possibility, I even no of people who grind off the teeth of their old XTR chainrings and use them as outer bashplates because they are strong enough.
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Specialities-TA make very tough rings, used by a lot of pro race teams and available in a wide variety of sizes and patterns.
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try Stronglight rings Their French you know.
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If you have the cash, go Booneti.com They make Titanium rings:
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