Blackspire Chuck Chainring

2.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Blackspire CHUCK rings are made of .316 stainless steel. Designed for 8/9 speed, these tough grannys will help prevent "chain suck".

58 BCD : 20 | 22 | 24t
64 BCD : 22 - 74 BCD : 24


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BL a Weekend Warrior from Concord, NH

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2003

Strengths:    One of the few stainless steel granny rings available

Weaknesses:    Not good enough

Bottom Line:   
First off, I need to say that I weigh around 240 dressed (and I bike dressed). Second, ever since I got a Wipperman Stainless Steel chain, I've been burning through granny gears like they were made of cheese. I ride on sandy, muddy trails and I guess the combination is too much for these rings. The Blackspire began to suck after about 4 rides (8 hours)! This may not be a problem for a rider under 200lbs.

I've been riding a Cycle Dynamics Ti granny (about twice the money) for about 4 months and so far, no problem.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   OEM Steel granny; Truvativ Firex granny; Truvativ Stylo Granny; Cycle Dynamics Ti granny

Bike Setup:   Truvativ Stylo; Wipperman chain

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by J.C. a Cross Country Rider from Whistler

Date Reviewed: June 30, 2003

Strengths:    Aptly named so you know what to do with it after it breaks.

Weaknesses:    Strength/durability

Bottom Line:   
I'm guessing it's called a chuck ring as it chucks the chain onto the BB shell and now I'm going to chuck it in the garbage. I'm not a punishing rider but this thing bent during a cross-country ride. I straightened it but it easily bent again on each of 3 subsequent rides.

I had bad luck with Blackspire rings in the past but hadn't tried them for a few years. No more cash for them.

How fitting. I just took a look at their website and though they claim to be Canadian their main page statement sounds like one of those old Taiwanese company ads in MBA. http://www.blackspire.com/main.html I'm guessing the same QA dept. is used for their website and products.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Somewhere in Vancouver

Similar Products Used:   other crappy chainrings

Bike Setup:   new Heckler with XT hollowtech cranks and Sram chain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pascal Cormeau from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2002

Strengths:    Amaysingly durable

Bottom Line:   
Well, since I am always in my granny ring because I ride trials, it gets alot of wear. I ride just about every day of the week for several hours. After a year of use, I am really pleased to say that this ring is the bomb. It apears to have no wear at all... Great product.

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Favorite Trail:   Trials

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   aluminum crap that wears out in a month

Bike Setup:   Norco Team Trials, black spire cranks, seatpost, granny god.... HS33 brakes

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