Middleburn Chainring Chainring

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $15.25

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Middleburn Chainring

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Middleburn Chainring a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2005

Strengths:    Great chainrings, price, looks and cheaper than XTR chainrings

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great chainrings, price, looks and cheaper than XTR chainrings.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   XTR, XT, Raceface, truvativ

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Happy Happy a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2005

Strengths:    looks, strong and last longer than OEM XTR

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
But it, for half the price difference of OEM Shiamano XTR chainrings, very happy, strong and last longer than XTR.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Little Rhody

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2000

Strengths:    Strong
Smooth shifting
What else is there???

Weaknesses:    None so far- will update if one is found...

Bottom Line:   
The Suguino rings that came with my White Industries crankset were HORRIBLE. I pretty much only use the middle ring, but found a great deal on a whole set for basically the price of the large ring. Could not pass it up.
The difference was immediately noticed, and fantastic. I have not had the amount of time to give these a thorough beating to see how they hold up in the long run, so if there are problems with them I will let you know. Right now, however, there is nothing that I would rather have- and one of my favorite upgrades.
If your rings do not work well, you will not be going anywhere.....

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Favorite Trail:   Arcadia- Mt Tom

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Suguino

Bike Setup:   GT Xizang, Marzocchi 3.5, Magura Hydraulic brakes, Thompson, Bontrager, WI cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frog from uk

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2000

Strengths:    quality machining, hard as nails

Weaknesses:    not as smooth shifting as the shimanoised rings

Bottom Line:   
Had these on my last two bikes (one ring has lived on 3 frames!) and they just last and last, even the alloy granny ring never developed chainsuck. Worth spending the cash on for the longevity; they last longer, your chains last longer and so does the cassette.

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Favorite Trail:   sunny, narrow, empty, slightly moist.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   pace (also great), shimano, sugino, suntour

Bike Setup:   Orange Evo O2, LX,XT Manitou SXLT, hope hubs

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kelvin a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: February 29, 2000

Strengths:    Good quality machining, strong in log attacks

Weaknesses:    prone to chainsuck from middle to granny

Bottom Line:   
I like the rings, they are strong and last real well. I had a full set of CD rings with my RS7's and from the start under power changes from the middle to the granny caused annoying chainsuck. Only way to stop was to take off all power - not very well suited to my style of attacking the steeps in the middle ring.
I changed the granny to a steel thing but it still happened. Checked the rings and found that the middle was the cause - chips in the ring were grabbing the ring. Taking a file to it would cure it for a while but it still returned.
Rang middleburn - asked me what frame I was using - I said DNA and straight away they confirmed that other DNA owners had suffered the same problems. The chainstay joins the BB low and this seems to produce chainsuck.
Upgraded for a smaller amount to the DUO upgrade of 29/42 tooth rings and haven't had a problem since.
Giant ATX990 owners had the same problems.
I'll review the DUO upgrade later but - an average three for overall, four for value cos there is still loads of life left in the other rings.

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Favorite Trail:   Leith Hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX crank rings

Bike Setup:   DNA ti, Pace, x-lite, goldtec, middleburn

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mr. Fabulous a Downhiller from Troy, NY

Date Reviewed: May 4, 1999

Thickness, the DH version is 10mm wide.

Weight, at 10mm wide it gets heavy.

Bottom Line:   
I had broken the spider on my Race Face Turbine LP before a race, (the ring wasn't on there at the time). I decided to switch to the Middleburn ring, and not only did I win, but neither the crank, nor the ring suffered any more damage.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Didn't have to try anything else.

Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher Level Betty FH0

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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Slight crank/chainring wobble need some advice

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]I have a race face Chester crankset with a race face narrow/wide chainring[/FONT][/COLOR] [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Arial]and it looks like the driveside crankarm and chainring have a slight wobble back and forth.[/FONT][/COLOR] [COLOR=#000000] [FONT=Arial]Its only been a month ... Read More »

Chainring bolt length.

I'm beating my head against the desk because I'm sure I am overanalyzing this. I need new chainring bolts to replace the old rusted garbage ones I have. Spider thickness is .15" (3.8mm) and the chainring I'm buying is 3mm (.125") thick. Total thickness of ~6.8mm to 7mm. How much engagement o ... Read More »

I really really really need a {34 tooth} 9 or 10speed front chainring

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Changing Specialized Epic WC front chainring is it possible?

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Non spanner single-ring chainring nuts?

I'm trying to rid my crankset of the bashguard that came on it and will sensibly need new, narrower chainring fasteners. Specifically, I'm looking for the nut side that is held by a hex, rather than spanner. I know many will be tempted to mock me for my inability to make a chainring bolt spanner wr ... Read More »

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