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Old 05-01-02, 05:39 PM   #1
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chain rings

i gotta get new chain rings and a new cassette, any make anyone would specifically recommend? i dont wont a set that are gonna fall apart or wear too easily. Plus - anyone reckon a "ring thing"/ "ring protector"/ "tooth fairy" is worth spending 20 - 30 quid on?
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Generally speaking, the cost of three new chainrings will be about the same as buying a new crankset.

What kind of bike do you have? How much money are you willing to spend?
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frame is the '99 Specailized FSR Comp, I was thinking of gettin some Race Face Turbine Cranks about 160 ish i think, So i guess im really looking for a similar price range or cheaper, and whatever cassette, im not really sure about there prices.
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How much riding do you do, and how rapidly are you wearing out your chainrings? You may want to replace your chain more frequently, such as whenever 24 half-links measure 12-1/16" instead of 12". Also, keeping the chain clean and well-lubricated will keep those rollers spinning freely, thereby reducing tooth wear.
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im not replacing as such, i raided this bike for the cahin rings a few months ago, and the time has come to buy new parts, so i was just wondering of any make inparticular that anyone would recommend to buy.
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I had a pair of Race Face LP Turbine cranks and the Race Face chainrings. I loved them! They shifted as well if not better than my XT and looked great!

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I put Race Face Prodigy red cranks and black chainrings on my '00 Stumpie. I believe Prodigy is RF's low end but they work great and the colors match the bike. On my spare wheelset (for the slicks) I went with the same 9 cog XT cassette because it's working fine on the original wheels.
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