WickWerks Mountain 2x10 Chainring

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $129.50


Product Description

Excellent replacement chainrings for SRAM 2x10 cranks (and compatible MTB cranks like the Race Face 2x10). These rings are strong (7075-T6 aircraft grade, CNC aluminum), they're light, and cost a bunch less than SRAM chainrings -- and they're compatible with the XX, XO, ... and similar 4-bolt 120/80 mm BCD, 10 speed cranks. Best of all, shifting with these rings is superior with the Patented WickWerks shift technology. They shift fast and stable! -- When you want it.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Carlson

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2013

Strengths:    Crazy fast shifting.

Weaknesses:    Wish it came in colors.

Bottom Line:   
Put in on my Niner RIP9 two months ago and could be happier. Fast, flawless up/down shifting even under heavy cyldesdale loading. Gives rear shifting a run for it's money!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herb Rodriguez

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2013

Strengths:    26x40 instead of 26x39, one more tooth for top end. Upshifting is immediate and precise. No chain such while downshifting. Good price. Made in America! Easy to understand mounting instructions with troubleshooting tips included. Direct ordering and delivered to your home. Good looks and durability.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
The makers of these rings say to "shift like you mean it". Meaning don't baby the front shifting but shift up forcefully. I couldn't agree more. Looking at the inboard side of the big ring you can see why. Comparing the large 40 tooth WickWerks ring to the XO 39 tooth ring you can see only two ramps to pick the chain up while shifting vs EIGHT ramps on the WickWerks rings. The shifting is immediate. Increasing a tooth on the top end is a plus as well. I didn't have any issues at all dialing in the front deraillure either. In fact on my bike (2012 GT Zaskar 100 9r) you can only lower the FD so much and the increased outside diameter of the 40 tooth ring helped to establish a closer space between the cage and big ring. No chain suck down shifting either. These are priced right and made in America! They come with new fasteners and excellent instructions to include troubleshooting tips if you have any issues. Order straight from their website and delivered to your door. What's not to like?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2013

Strengths:    Incredibly fast shifting
Predictable shifting even while under load
Durable
Lightweight


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I picked up a set of 2 x 10 (26x40 tooth) Wickwerks chain rings last year for my 2012 Cannondale Scalpel 29er carbon 2. I upgraded to get a little more top end (38 to 40) and the hope of improved shifting.

I am blown away at how well Wickwerks rings shift. The front derailleur now shifts like the back. I used to have to slow my cadence and load slightly, then shift to my big ring while coming over a roller preparing for a fast decent. Now, there's no letting up and I have full confidence my bike will shift. I don't have to look down, and there's no chain suck while dropping from the big to small ring. It's tough to explain, but this design is supperior to any rings I've ever used. They are also very lightweight and durable and look great. I've smacked several rocks with them, and they have remained true and the finish still looks new.

These are better than any other front chainring on the market.

Note: I did have to modify the front (XO) derailleur slightly to get the larger 40 tooth rings to fit, by grinding about 1/4" off the cage (marking with a sharpy then grinding with a die grinder), which took me about a half an hour, but I would have to do that with any larger than stock 38 rings.

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Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   wickwerks.com

Similar Products Used:   FSA, Shimano, SRAM XO, SRAM XX,

Bike Setup:   Cannondale 29er 2 carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott samoyan a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2013

Strengths:    best rings ive ever used!! expensive but you get what you pay for,a patented ramp system that shifts under any load conditions. was able to convert my xtr970 triple to a 2x10 and in minutes.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I was using a 1x10 33x11-36,i was shifting a whole lot more with the 1x10...now i actully shift less and the 24t is so nice for long climbs.and at a 10oz difference its no big deal.

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Similar Products Used:   everything

Bike Setup:   2012 mach 429 with haven carbons.27lbs with pedals and cage.

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