Avitar XTD chainrings Chainring

2/5 (3 Reviews)


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XTD chainrings


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Aaron McGraw a Weekend Warrior from Titusville Pennsylvania USA

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    Does what a chainring is supposed to.

Weaknesses:    Mediocre shifting at best. Ugly. Ugly finish.

Bottom Line:   
The shift rather poorly, and if you are practically broke, they will do, but there are better choices. Sugino or SR would make a better selection. If you are one of those "serious" guys.... forget these rings.

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Favorite Trail:   Oil Creek State Park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Some mail order outlet that I have forgotten the name of

Similar Products Used:   Sugino, Shimano Exage, LX, SR Roundtech

Bike Setup:   1996 El Generico 7005 Aluminum Hartail Frameset with SR 7005 (springy and heavy) suspension fork, JD Suspension stem, Gripshift SRT-100 7spd shifters, LX 7spd front and rear derailleurs, SBI Son-of-a-strong arm crank with Avitar inner chainrings and an LX outer ring, Regina Hollow-link chain, LOOK SL-2 Clipless pedals, SBI GX-26 36H rims with LX hubs, Suntour-made Shimano spaced 12 x 28 cassette, Panaracer DH-Magic front and rear tires. Bike-en-stein.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by SHAWN SR a Cross Country Rider from SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2000

Strengths:    NONE,THESE THINGS TOTALLY SUCK.

Weaknesses:    EVERYTHING, THESE RINGS JUST DON'T SHIFT.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THESE RINGS PERIOD. ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO THE BIKE
SHOP THAT SOLD ME MY BIKE INSTALLED THE AVITAR MIDDLE AND
BIG RINGS TO REPLACE THE SUGINOS WITH BROKEN TEETH. I'D
RATHER HAVE THE PREMATURE WEAR AND BROKEN TEETH THAN THE
SHIFTING OF THESE AVATARS. I SPEND HOURS FIDDLING WITH DERAILER ADJUSTMENTS TRYING TO GET THESE THINGS TO WORK.
3 BIKE MECANICS IN 3 DIFFERNT SHOPS TRIED TO GET THESE
RINGS TO WORK WITH MEDIOCRE RESULTS AT BEST. THESE RINGS
HAVE RUINED SOOOOO MANY BIKING AND CAMPING TRIPS FOR ME.
AFTER 18 MONTHS WITH THESE THINGS I RESORTED TO A 4TH
BIKE MECANIC WHO SUGGESTED ANOTHER SET OF SUGINOS OR
SHIMANO. I PICKED SHIMANO AND THE BIKE SHIFTS FLAWLESS.
I WILL POST A REVEIW ON THESE AFTER 3 MOUNTHS.
I WOULD RATE THESE AT 0 CHILIS BUT THE SYST REQUIERES
AT LEAST 1.

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Favorite Trail:   INDIAN CANYON

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SUGINO, AND SHIMANO XT

Bike Setup:   98 STUMPJUMPER M2 PRO, BASICLY STOCK WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
TIME ATAC PEDALS, BROOKS SWIFT SADDLE AND MY XT CHAINRINGS.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Karkus a weekend warrior from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: November 18, 1998

Bottom Line:   

These chainrings are the cheapest line that Avitar makes. I bought a middle chainring, and it has held up OK, but the lack of shift ramps is a problem. The upshifts are not quite as smooth, and on the downshifts, I had problems with the chain getting jammed between the chainrings. I solved those problems by turning the chainring around so that the bolts stick out slighty, so that the bolts act as shift ramps. It works, but from now on I'm paying a little more to get shift ramps.

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