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Raceface VS Shimano chainwheels, Is the Performance the same?

Old 04-23-12, 01:33 PM
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Raceface VS Shimano chainwheels, Is the Performance the same?

I'm thinking of upgrading the Hollowtech I, Deore 3 piece cranks that came on the 07 Stumpjumper I recently purchased. I'm looking at some Shimano XT cranks on ebay, Hollowtech II, two piece. I noticed some have the original Shimano chainwheels, and some have replacement Raceface chainwheels. So my question, is the quality of raceface chainwheels equal to Shimano? Is there a performance difference? Thanks for any input.
I'm real satisfied with the chainwheels on the Shimano cranks I've had so far, but never owned Raceface.
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I've run both, and see no performance difference. But if you decide to run RF, get what you can WHILE you can, RF is outta biz. Closed doors last year. And I am sad about that.
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I've run both, and see no performance difference. But if you decide to run RF, get what you can WHILE you can, RF is outta biz. Closed doors last year. And I am sad about that.
Nope, old news. Went out of business but former employee brought it back. Parts, gear and apparel available.

Most of my bike are shod with RF cranks/rings. I've just preferred them when it came to building or replacing. I do have Shimano and Campy ontwo bikes. No real performance difference.
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OK, thanks for the feedback, that's what I wanted to know.
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