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Chainring upgrade for Truvativ Touro Track 1.1 on a Kilo TT?

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Old 06-12-11, 01:14 PM
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Chainring upgrade for Truvativ Touro Track 1.1 on a Kilo TT?

I have a kilo which now has the stock Truvativ Touro crank with 48 teeth. I want to replace the chainring for more skid patches to something like 49T. Any suggestions? Will any 130 bcd, 3/32 chainring work with the crank? Thanks
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Old 06-12-11, 01:52 PM
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Any reason you don't want to change the rear cog instead?

You can get a nice cog for <$20 and if you have a fixed/fixed hub it gives you a lot of flexibility because you can change your gearing in the fly (in case you hit a hill you can't climb, etc). Also, IMO it's a lot easier to change out a cog that it is to change out a chainring, especially the stock ones on Kilo's. (I had the park tool Chainring Nut Wrench and it didn't help, so I had to actually bring my bike to my LBS to get it tightened down correctly).

But if you are set on getting a chainring, any 130BCD chainring should fit. It doesn't even necessarily have to be 3/32, it can be 1/8 as long as you run an 1/8 chain with it.
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cog over chain will do you alot better

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I probably should have put this in my original post, but right now I'm have a have a phil wood cog on their that i got from a friend for cheap, which is 16t. So I thought it would be better to upgrade the chainring.
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