SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

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SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby edhutchison » Sun Nov 18, 2012 18:59 pm

I'm looking for recommendations on replacing my (outer at least) chainring that came with my SRAM rival groupset n my Kuota Korsa Lite. Bought in January 2011, the teeth are very worn and some even bent with only about 3000 (give or take) miles ridden. I'm looking for something more hard-wearing and durable because I've been told that SRAM aren't known for their durability (that is, with the lower price-bracket groupsets) whilst Campag last and last.

Thoughts?

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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby rozzer32 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 21:26 pm

All the teeth on chainrings aren't the same, some of them are profiled and angled to help improve shifting.

I very much doubt your chainrings are worn after 3000 miles.
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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby philthy3 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 08:40 am

edhutchison wrote:I'm looking for recommendations on replacing my (outer at least) chainring that came with my SRAM rival groupset n my Kuota Korsa Lite. Bought in January 2011, the teeth are very worn and some even bent with only about 3000 (give or take) miles ridden. I'm looking for something more hard-wearing and durable because I've been told that SRAM aren't known for their durability (that is, with the lower price-bracket groupsets) whilst Campag last and last.

Thoughts?


These sort of quotes come with absolutely no foundation. SRAM are just as good as Campagnola and Shimano with their comparative groupsets, it all depends on what shift action you like, the looks and how they feel in your hands. SRAM are the new kids on the block as far as road bike groupsets go and the old traditionalists will come out with all sorts of rubbish simply because they don't like change.
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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby amaferanga » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:23 am

Nowt wrong with SRAM rings at all IME. If you want something different though, Stronglight make some good chainrings, particularly the CT2 model. Spa Cycles have a good choice.

If you want some SRAM rings though since they're actually very good rings and it's a compact chainset you have then I have a set of 34/50 rings that have done <1000 miles and are in excellent condition for sale. See the classifieds or PM me :wink:
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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby racingcondor » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:53 pm

Stronglight and Praxiss make for great replacement options but as others have said at 3,000 miles your chainring should be fine.

I ride Force and have probably close to 10,000 miles in to my chainrings with no noticable wear at all (I do replace chains early though). I'd head to your LBS and have a look at a new bike, you'll see the machining on the teeth as new and can compare to yours.

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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby Lecho » Sun Nov 23, 2014 13:12 pm

Hi,

Chain ring will wear out, simply if your chain is worn. So always start with checking your chain, if you see any signs of stretching or loose links, replace as soon as possible. I had this case with MTB Truvativ rings (large one was made of alu, smaller steel) chain ring, they use machined alloy. SRAM is know for longer lasting components than Shimano. Eg cassettes and chains of top range should last up to 10,000km.
PS You have to also replace chain and cassette, if you replacing chain rings, otherwise it will not last long. All components in drive chain should be of the same age and technical shape, and preferably brand.

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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby Bar Shaker » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:11 am

Shimano and SRAM chainrings, chains and cassettes are all compatible. Mix and match as much as you want.

I also really doubt the chainrings are gone in 3k. Mine (Force) have done 3k and are like new. The cut outs are to aid quick shifting, not where the teeth have worn away.

As an extreme example, have a look at the teeth on an SRAM Red cassette...

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Re: SRAM Rival chainring replacement.

Postby FleshTuxedo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:18 am

Post a close up photo. +1 I bet they're not worn out.


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