Avitar Werx Chainring

2.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $18.50


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Avitar Werx


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe a Racer from North NJ

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

Strengths:    look cool

Weaknesses:    Junk.

Bottom Line:   
Didn't pass the first test, if you can bend them with your hands before putting them on don't bother. Outer ring and inner ring were bent (yea I bent the middle ring too)on first ride (and last ride). Skipped teeth in first 100 ft of ride. All new chain, cogs and rings. Don't bother with an inner ring that is not steel.
Running with Raceface for years, never a problem.
Sent them all back.

0 Chili's for real, Kmart rings would be better.

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Favorite Trail:   Ringwood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Raceface (unbendable), Shimano LX, XT.

Bike Setup:   Klein Adept Race.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chad Skelton a Cross Country Rider from Overland Park, KS, USA

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2000

Strengths:    I liked the color

Weaknesses:    Didn't work

Bottom Line:   
I read the catalog descriptions and the Werx sounded like a good deal- ramps, pins, etc.. I ordered a middle ring, installed it and started pedaling it on the stand. Right away my new 9spd chain didn't fit down onto the teeth, then it started to suck the chain into my frame. My setup worked before, even with the old Avitar 8spd middle ring, so I know it wasn't my setup. This ring would have been a nightmare on the trail, so I sent it back.

Recommendation- buy something else
Rating- one flame for the three bucks I burned on return shipping

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Favorite Trail:   ORV, Bowls

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Obed, Amp F3, 9spd Sram 9.0sl, Avid, Nuke/Mavic

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Ron a Cross-Country Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 1999

Strengths:    
price


Weaknesses:    
Soft as a marshmellow


Bottom Line:   
I don't have more than a hundred miles on these rings and they are already worn. My chain is new and so are my cogs, so there is no reason for such premature wear. My LX rings lasted three times as long. Sure I rode over several logs and thrash my junk, but still I think that the wear is a little excessive. Don't buy these rings unless you are a really easy rider. The only redeeming factor is the price.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano LX


Bike Setup:   
Home Grown XT, Manitou

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by BS a Cross-Country Rider from NC

Date Reviewed: April 20, 1999

Strengths:    
None


Weaknesses:    
Shifting inferior to Shimano and Real
Too expensive
Too soft


Bottom Line:   
Rings are crap. Skips under power (with a new chain). Chain tends to fall between the granny and middle rings. Lots of chainsuck. A switch to Real rings cured the problems.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Real
Shimano


Bike Setup:   
Hardtail
XT cranks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Todd a Racer from Palm Desert, CA

Date Reviewed: April 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Best shifting of any rings.


Weaknesses:    
Soft metal


Bottom Line:   
If you want the best shifting rings out there, these are the ones to buy. Mine are mounted on AC Lopro cranks and they shift flawlessly. If you are a trials freak these may not be the best for you. They are much softer than the real or raceface that seem to take bigger bashes and last much longer, but don't always shift. Raceface and real don't have any pins and their ramps are almost nonexistant. I replace my rings at the beginning of every race season because shifting is especially important on race day!

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Favorite Trail:   
Secret

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Real, Shimano, Raceface


Bike Setup:   
Diamondback V-8

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Jon Judson a Cross-Country Rider from Woodbury Heights, NJ

Date Reviewed: April 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Smooth shifting on outer two rings.


Weaknesses:    
Too fat for Shimano system.


Bottom Line:   
Installed all three rings and lost downshifting to granny. The chain would jam between the granny and the second ring on the upshift, and fall completely off the granny on the down. XTR derailler couldn't be adjusted to accomidate all three, so I replaced the LX granny and system worked fine. Apparently, the rings are a bit to fat for the Shimano system.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano LX


Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher Montaire
XTR group
Avitar Werx Rings
Manitou SX Forks
Mavic 517 CD Rims/XTR Hubs
WTB SST Seat
Velociraptor Tires

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Tony a cross-country rider from AZ USA

Date Reviewed: February 17, 1999

Bottom Line:   


These are Avitar's top of the line rings. They are supposed to be some of the best aftermarket alloy rings available. Well...I have a set on my hardtail race bike, mounted to some RF cranks and have been using them for about 150 miles. The set up shifts about as good as the well used LX crankset I took off. I have a new cassette and new chain and I still get some chain suck and skipped teeth--especially under load. But the shifting is ok, especially considering the low weigth and increased stifness of the new crankset. I am totally dissatisfied, however, by the softness of the rings. I ride on rocky, technical desert singletrack in Phoenix. I have already had to file burrs off of 3 teeth that got banged up by rocks. I never had to do this with the old shimano rings. The werx rings look cool and are light, but they are too soft and I suspect that they are not very durable. I probably have to install a Rock Ring now to save my 44T ring.

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I found a Haro Werx SS frame, apparently it has not been used yet and it does appear to be in new condition. I want to build a 650b bike mainly for SS but maybe go 1X9 later since I already have a SS. I heard that the frame would take a 650b wheel and it looks like it has a derailleur hanger too if ... Read More »

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Size / Fit Chart for Werx XLS?

I have a 2004 Haro Werx XLS and posted it for sale locally. Does anyone have info on the recommended sizes per height / inseam? Someone called me today and asked about it. I'm 5'11", 32" inseam, and it's a large. The person that called is 5'8" w/ 30" inseam. I definitely want to take it to hi ... Read More »

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