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Old 06-02-19, 05:37 PM
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Narrow-wide chainring for Shimano 5 bolt?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here knew of a (very) low budget chainring for 90s Shimano 5 bolt cranks? I have a couple of 90s GT steel frames that I would like to run as 1x9, but working with a regular middle chainring I just keep throwing my chain on light impacts. If anyone has a solution it would be greatly appreciated.
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The RaceFace narrow-wide chainrings are good quality and relatively cheap. You will need the BCD of your current crank to order the correct one.

There are cheaper ones out there, but I doubt as durable as a name brand like RaceFace or Wolf Tooth.
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I have a Shimano 600 crankset (130 BCD) on a road bike I set up as 1x11. I went with the Wolf Tooth Drop Stop ring and am well satisfied. I ride it on relatively smooth surfaces but occasionally do some unpaved trails. I upgraded a hybrid recently with a 1x10 drivetrain and am using a RaceFace N-W ring. I haven't had a drop with it either, although I am using a clutch derailleur too.

I haven't enough miles on either of them to comment about wear.
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USA Made 110/130 BCD Sharktooth Pro NW rings

Available in 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, and 48 tooth. Twenty eight bucks.

I have a 40, 42, and 44. Every bit as well made/finished as RaceFace, less than half the cost.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
USA Made 110/130 BCD Sharktooth Pro NW rings

Available in 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, and 48 tooth. Twenty eight bucks.

I have a 40, 42, and 44. Every bit as well made/finished as RaceFace, less than half the cost.
Nice. The downside for me is that when mounted on a 130 BCD crank it may look a bit odd with the 110 arm studs just hanging there.
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
Nice. The downside for me is that when mounted on a 130 BCD crank it may look a bit odd with the 110 arm studs just hanging there.
I have been thinking about that too... Was thinking what to do on those. Nightmare when my chain throws and gets stuck in there lol. Maybe an inner bash guard of some kind to keep it away...
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