Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tigris99

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2014

Strengths:    Quality, function, weight, price.

Weaknesses:    None yet as long as you pay attention to your chainline.

Bottom Line:   
Bought one for $42 on eBay to try a 1x10 conversion. And converted I am lol. Had to get new cassette as well so I had 36 instead of 34. Road my favorite trailset today for first time and only thing I could think was "damn its nice not having to screw with shifting the front". Using a 30t on my 29er ht and its amazing. Even over some rough say stuff that rattled the hell outta me, chain didn't move. Plus the new feeling of stiffer, more connected to rear wheel is nice too. Never going back 1x10 all the way. If I need lower gear, ill buy a 40t cog for the cassette, but so far no need.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian412 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2014

Strengths:    Doesn't drop the chain. Cheap. Durable. Looks great.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I'm running a 32t Narrow Wide in a 1x10 setup with no bash guard or chain guide. I've got about 60 miles of trail riding with the chainring so far. I ride hard with good sized jumps/drops, rocky sections, roots, you name it, and the chain has stayed on the whole time. I'm running a non-clutch XT derailleur and still no dropped chain. I have a clutch derailleur on order to get ride of the chain slap and lessen the chance the chain will drop. I love the simplicity of the setup. Dropped just over a pound of weight by getting rid of the front shifter, derailleur, and extra chainrings.

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Price Paid:    $38.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Bike Setup:   2011 Giant Trance X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by recovery

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2014

Strengths:    No chain drops! Sturdy and relatively light.

Weaknesses:    None found

Bottom Line:   
Have pounded out several miles of rocky, rooty, muddy, and wet terrain without a single chain drop. I'm happy thus far with the performance. It seems to be working and living up to the hype.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pontius_Pirate a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2014

Strengths:    Does not drop a chain. its voodoo

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
I have a 29er HT with 1x9 drivetrain. Not just any 1x9, but with a shimano mega9 derailleur vintage 2004ish. I started by 29er HT off with bash/single chainring only and promptly dropped the chain. I added a stinger and front derailleur and that got me on the trail. But what an ugly setup. I stopped by the LBS and they turned me on to this. 60$ plus tax later I was out the door. I left the stinger and bash and FD installed for 1 ride. All worked great so I removed the derailleur. Next ride - all still good. Remove the stinger then go for a ride. Still good. Remove the bash and go for a ride. Still no drop.s

unsure how / why this thing works. But its amazing. Again, I've got an 8 year old, tired, likely clapped out rear derailleur and this chainring is keepign everything together. Very happy. Even at 60$.

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Duration Product Used:   1_ month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   RF turbine rings. Shimano XT rings.

Bike Setup:   29er HT

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by McMeez a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2013

Strengths:    plenty of size options, mounting options, durability, relatively low price, light, killer looks

Weaknesses:    Chain retention hasn't been perfect without a guide

Bottom Line:   
I may be the only person having chain drop issues with this ring. I am running it in a 34t with a sram x9 type 2 long cage deraileur, and had 4-5 chain drops within the first month of usage. Still pretty impressive without a chainguide, especially considering my local trails are EXTREMELY rocky. It Since adding a guide a couple of months ago chain drop has become a non-issue. Other than that, this chainring is great! I tend to smash my chainring into rocks/logs a lot, and so far there's been virtually no damage to the chainring teeth. It's impressively light and installed with no issues. Looks badass on my Stumpy. Overall, it's probably one of the better 1x10 options out there, especially considering the price.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Knob

Duration Product Used:   2 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   None. First time running 1x10

Bike Setup:   2011 Stumpy FSR aluminum 26er w/ i9s on Stan's crests. 1x10, full sram/avid.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MilletMan a Racer

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2013

Strengths:    Awesome machining, lazer etchings......

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Flawless performer. My home trail is ROOTY as all get out, and I have had NO issues throwing a chain on my 1x10 set up with an XT shadow plus. I have an NGear guide on my bike as insurance, but so far it has been un-needed, again, this ring works flawlessly. Quiet in operation, perfect in performance...........digging it.

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Favorite Trail:   dry Fast ones

Duration Product Used:   400 miles

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Bike Setup:   Fuhi Tahoe 1.1 29er, 1x10, sun ringle black flag pros.

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