Chain rings

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Dandy Dan 69
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Chain rings

Postby Dandy Dan 69 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 17:50 pm

Hi all

So I need to replace my middle and outer chain rings on my Race Face ride crankset. They came as standard on my bike.

My LBS recommend I don't go for the £15 Shimano ones they had in stock but Blackspire ones at about £40. Whilst that might sound like cynical up-selling, they're only a small shop so don't have a huge range. Replacement Race Face ones seem to be similarly priced as the black spire ones.

However, £80 is over half the price of a discounted SLX or XT crankset.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/shim ... -prod20679

Are blackspire/race face ones any good?

I'm tempted to just buy a discounted new crankset (Shimano or any other recommendations) or just buy the £15 ones and see how I get on.
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Re: Chain rings

Postby RockmonkeySC » Sun Mar 02, 2014 18:21 pm

I like cheap shimano rings. They last a lot longer than more expensive aluminium rings and I don't notice the extra weight.

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Re: Chain rings

Postby cooldad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 18:30 pm

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^ (although it does worry me whenever I agree with RockmonkeySC)
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Dandy Dan 69
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Re: Chain rings

Postby Dandy Dan 69 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 18:51 pm

Cheers
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