Actiontec ELS ti middle chainring Chainring

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $79.00


Product Description

Action-Tec ELS ti middle chainring


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, CA USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2010

Strengths:    ~Light, at only 13g(20t XTR-M960 Granny ring)
~Stiff
~Heat treated and very strong
~Withstands high chain tension


Weaknesses:    ~Price

Bottom Line:   
This granny ring upgrade is a very weight-effective solution to using heavier, bigger cog cassettes. I run a 2x9 crank setup with a 11-27 cassette, and I can climb stuff I used to hike my bike up only. So what if you are going slower than you can walk it...the important element of RIDING is simply clearing sections without ever putting a foot down!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park (24 Hours of Adrenalin course)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Experimantal Prototype 21t ring
OEM Shimano 22t ring


Bike Setup:   19 pound Cannondale XC race hardtail.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Moss a Cross Country Rider from Lincoln NE USA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2005

Strengths:    Fine shifting, silent operation

Weaknesses:    expensive

Bottom Line:   
While the price seems outrageous ($126 for a non-gear-cut 36 tooth flat ring? that's a one-chili demotion), I have noticed that my drivetrain is much quieter than with the original XT chainrings, and the shifting has not suffered at all.

Will it really last 10 years as some have noted? It *is* 8-1-1 Ti, but not 10-2-3. OTOH, I shift gently, ride lots of gentle miles (but with heavy loads), keep the setup clean and "over"-lubed, and change the chain when the Rohloff Caliber checker says I should. I'm guessing the thing will last the rest of the bike's life. If you mostly commute, I would easily recommend choosing this ring when you need a new one -- I should have done it years ago. If you are a thrasher, my experience might not be relevant.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $126.00

Purchased At:   direct

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT

Bike Setup:   1989 Bridgestone MB1, XC-Pro crank, 7-speed Hyperglide chain and cogs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham Curkendall a Weekend Warrior from Bothell, WA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2000

Strengths:    Doesn't wear, strong, lightweight.

Weaknesses:    No ramps or pins, expensive.

Bottom Line:   
After nearly a year of using the ELS, there is almost no visible wear. There are no scratches or bent or chipped teeth, just some visible rubbing from shifting. While there are no ramps or pins, it still shifts well. Also, since the ring has a large area cut out in the middle, it doesn't hold mud, a problem i had with my sugino rings. Though it was expensive, I am sure it will last a long time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Kooka, Shimano, Sugino rings.

Bike Setup:   Kooka crankset (standard)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by adroit a Weekend Warrior from singapore

Date Reviewed: October 30, 1999

Strengths:    
this thing lasts really long
'smoother' than alloy rings


Weaknesses:    
no ramps or pins, relearn shifting
but once u get used, works perfect.


Bottom Line:   
with proper lubrication, this ring outlasts at least 3 or 4 alloy rings. Alloy teeth chip with use, Ti resist chipping, hence a 'smoother' , quieter ride. The durability more than makes up for the cost. The lack of ramps and pins may seem awkward initially, but really does not compromise shifting performance, just require more concious shifting. The advantage is that ring runs much cleaner without the pins/ramps/kinks that Shimano put in their rings.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
xtr rings


Bike Setup:   
klein adroit

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