QBP Engagement Rings Chainring

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00

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QBP Engagement Rings

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scott Baker a Racer from Hampton

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2001

Strengths:    Strong lightweight, moderately priced

Weaknesses:    Haven't found one!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Good value and there a vast variety of sizes.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Levels, GWNF

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   HDK Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Sugino

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Pista track bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter Polack a Cross Country Rider from Meriden CT USA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2001

Strengths:    They work.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
See my poor review of the Real Design rings for more info.

Basically, I bought these because the new Real Design rings I put on my bike were the cause of horrible and frequent chainsuck. Their fault was they did not adhere to standard chainring spacing or thickness, which resulted in severe chainsuck on a bike with ALL new drivetrain components.

The QBP rings have No ramped faces. They come with a lengthy explanation of what factors affect chainring performance, which was a smart touch.

QBP Engagement rings are clearly built to the correct thickness to provide the proper spacing on Shimano cranks, and I regard Shimano as the dimensional standard EVERYBODY must kowtow to. I experienced good shifting with NO chainsuck whatsoever, on the first ride!
If you don't need ramped rings, these are a great, easy to find replacement; just ask your local bike shop. The reason I don't give them a higher rating is it pains me to pay so much for chainrings, and I will admit QBPs prices are in line with the rest of the industry.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Real Design, Virtually all other generic rings.

Bike Setup:   1990 Shimano Deore Crank. Shimano drivetrain.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lcunnion from Madison, WI

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2001

Strengths:    *cheap
*available in many sizes and BCDs

Weaknesses:    *hot spots (only a problem in singlespeed applications)
*no shift ramps and pins (only a problem in geared applications)

Bottom Line:   
this is a cheap chainring so one can't really expect the superior shifting of ramped and pinned rings. they will fight you while shifting, but not any worse than pre-ramped chainrings (if you've been around for some time).

also, i used these rings on my SS and found them to not be perfectly round (i'm usins a KingKog - which is a superior quality cog in terms of roundness).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Shimano (all qualities), RaceFace

Bike Setup:   Singlespeed

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Orjan a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2000

Strengths:    Really cheap and light.

Weaknesses:    REALLY cheap. Completely chewed up in 4 months.

Bottom Line:   
Stay away IMHO. I thought I was smart when I bought chainrings at half the price of high-end ones. Not so. Doesn´t matter if it´s half the price when they only last 1/3 of what you get out of a good chainring, eh?. But they worked well before they died...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, L+M, Middleburn

Bike Setup:   KonaKula, Bomber, Hope, XT/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE a Downhiller from Knoxville, TN

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2000

Strengths:    Good value- light but stiff-good metal

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
it's just a chainring so get this one?40 tooth

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Favorite Trail:   Sugar Mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Race Face 46 tooth

Bike Setup:   Marin B-17 Marzocchi Monster -T Hope 04's- Hope big un hubs,24' rear3"tire-Race Face 170mm cranks-and xtr ti cass.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Tim Nielsen a Racer from Arlington, VA

Date Reviewed: April 25, 1999

Available in a jillion sizes

Nothing shifts as well as Shimano

Bottom Line:   
Good value for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   
Catoctin Trail (Gambrill)

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
XTR shifters

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