Blackspire Epic Chainring

2/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $32.99

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Product Description

Blackspire Epic DH Chainring: DH or SS chainring with no ramps or pins. Anodized aluminum with laser etched graphics. 0.125" 6061 construction works well with chainguides...

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cyclingmeat a Cross Country Rider from Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap for people that have a bike, but don't ride it.

Weaknesses:    very soft Aluminum alloy.

Bottom Line:   
These rings are so soft that they showed the same wear after 300km of commuter riding that my XT and Blackspire Pro level showed after 5000km of all kinds of riding. Ticked off, I took the XT ring, the Blackspire Pro ring, and the Blackspire Epic ring into my work's metallurgy lab for a Rockwell hardness test. The XT and the Pro rings came back on a Rockwell C range while the Epic was a dissapointing A range. What kills Blackspire for me is the customer service at Blackspire that told me that my Local Bike Shop is to blame for selling me the softer ring. Apparently they should have sold the higher priced Pro level of ring instead of the Epic, which was made for "light users". Don't buy these rings.

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Favorite Trail:   St. Jean de Baptiste, MB area

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Alter Ego Sports

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX, XT, Blackspire Pro.

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek 8000 from 2000.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John G a Cross Country Rider from winnipeg, manitoba, canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    Replacement chainring, not too pricey

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I swapped the three front rings with the 'epic' replacements from MEC. They fit just fine (110mm) and appear well made.

If they hold up (especially over winter) they will be an excellent upgrade. (What else do you want! they are just chain rings!!)


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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   15

Similar Products Used:   Original Biopace chainrings

Bike Setup:   Commuter, now with new drivetrain

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Ordered an Epic Comp

and I pick it up on wed. After having demo'd numerous other bikes it comes down to the Epic. I wasn't really sure about the "brain" as I thought it was sort of gimmicky but it seems to do the job. For me the Epic seemed to feel closest to a hardtail while still giving the comfort of full sus. I'm su ... Read More »

X0 crank on a 2013 carbon epic

I tried replacing my S-1250 with an 2012 XO crack, but the axle is shorter than my 1250's axle. Is there suppose to be a difference? I thought a PF30 was a PF30?Read More »

Mt. Borah Epic

So I wasn't able to make it to the Festival of the Trails this year, but looking over the site yesterday evening and noticed that they had a new 30mile singletrack race that ran from Cable to Hayward using the CAMBA trails during that weekend as well. Can anyone enter this race or are there some ... Read More »

Epic: Buy vs Build

My 2006 Epic is getting up there in age and miles. I think I'm going to upgrade to a new one. Just wondering what the opinions are on buying a complete bike vs building? I'm not familiar with the wheels on the new epics are. Are they worth keeping or are they throw aways? The cassette and ... Read More »

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