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SRAM 54T TT Chainring.....fad?

Old 07-30-12, 02:46 AM
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SRAM 54T TT Chainring.....fad?

I have begun seeing a lot of people in the area with SRAM TT Chainrings on their road bikes...mainly 54T. Why the increase in popularity?
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Were they on sale or something? There's not much difference in gear ratio, they're stiffer than regular rings (esp SRAM Red), and combined with an on-sale 12-something cassette it's not bad.

It also makes people wonder why someone "needs" a 54T. Heh.

I used an undesirable-to-me 12-25 with a 55T ring for much of last year (on group ride descents a 12T gets a bit short). Now I'm back on an 11-25 with a 53 (the 55 had some bent teeth). I still have the 12-25 but since I go so slow in training and haven't done group rides it's not an issue.
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TT rings are supposed to be stiffer
i believe people get them because they say SRAM on them, just for the looks.

at least thats what the guys i know who have them bought them for.
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