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    Sugino zen vs FSA pro track chainring

    Just tell me the differences in performance for those of you who have ridden both.

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    The Zen is made of better aluminum and will last a lot longer.

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    You probably won't notice a difference.

    If you do a ratio of difference in price/ difference in cost, you will see the FSA ring is where it's at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    You probably won't notice a difference.
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    I was being too factual.

    It really comes down to whether you're looking for Jakarta points or San Jose points.

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    I like my Zen rings alot, but everyone knows I got them just for the look.

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    FSA rings are a great value and very stiff - but I've noticed on the ones I've used that the teeth get dimpled by the chain fairly easily, which doesn't happen to my Sugino rings.

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    Also, what is the difference between these two Zen rings? Is it just the branding mark or is one a better make?




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    Branding. The Japanese ones give you more points.

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    More Jakarta points. Go with the English branding for bonus SJ points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    It really comes down to whether you're looking for Jakarta points or San Jose points.
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    Yup, I didnt read!

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    I own and race both brands. The only difference that I can see is that the Zen are lighter and have a better finish, which explains why they cost more.

    The Zen are lighter because the backs are milled-out to remove material:



    The FSA are not. This is the reverse:


    Both the front and reverse have "FSA" printed on it, but the reverse uses a smaller font.

    Front:


    Solid rings are prefered over standard cut-out rings because the cut-out rings warp under heavy sprinters. If you aren't going to warp one, just use the standard Sugino 75 type rings, which are lighter and cheaper than the Zen:



    The FSA are the best bang for the buck in terms of solid race gear. They are even cheaper and stronger. But, not as light as the others.
    Last edited by carleton; 11-26-12 at 09:57 PM.

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    This is race-spec equipment, all of which will perform the same for non-race use. So, with that being said, pick the one that you like the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavier853 View Post
    Also, what is the difference between these two Zen rings? Is it just the branding mark or is one a better make?



    These are the same. The only difference being the Japanese and English logos.

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