Syncros Hardcore Chainring

Hardcore

  • 8 and 9 speed compatible
  • The world's slickest chainrings. Because they're lubricated with a super-hard ceramic coating embedded in the alloy. In other words, less friction and longer wear. So grind away at the competition. Don't be grindin' away your teeth.
  • Foolproof shifts. Check it out. Ingenious Syncros chainring ramps smoothly guide the chain through the gears for lightning fast response and fewer misfires.
  • Dust the competition with precision CNC-machined heat-treated, hard-anodized 7075 aluminum. They're ½ the weight of titanium and 2½ times stronger than the usual 6061T6. Less mass means less rotational inertia. Which means you'll be leaving them in the dust.

  • User Reviews (12)

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    Louie Figone   Cross Country Rider [Feb 03, 2002]
    Strength:

    light weight, excellent wear

    Weakness:

    hard to find

    smooth fast shifting, excellent wear, running 22-32-44 and in over two years of cross country ridding and racing have not had to replace any of the rings, much lighter than other rings I have tried.

    Similar Products Used: werk, real, shimano
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Hans   Cross Country Rider [Oct 16, 2001]
    Strength:

    By far one of the best rings I have had on my crank. I have yet to bend them and do any major damage to them. The paint job on them is long lasting and clean up is a snap.

    Weakness:

    No true weaknesses just wish they made the rings more styled like raceface or other rings.

    I have had a lot of rings, I ride to and from work and ride on the week ends. I have had a total of 4 rings on my bike in as many years and found that This year I have not had to buy new rings. I also found that my friends raceface rings have broken and chiped parts and do not hold up to abuse. The combo I have now will hopefully last one more year. I am a heavy rider and put my part to the test, I have had a XTR but it was bent to hell when I hit a rock and I have hit rocks and logs and all kinds of crap and the rings look and run great. I also found that the power I get from my crank does not afect the rings. So if you are a power rider and a cross country rider I would put syncross on my crank arm.

    Similar Products Used: Raceface.S-XT,XTR and syncros.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Reed   [Mar 12, 1998]

    Overall, I really like these rings. They shift very well despite not having pins or ramps. However, after only four months all three rings are beginning to hook, especially the little ring (even though I am not in it much). I figure they will last at least another three months. Not a bad life span. And for the price I certainly won't complain

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    Luis   weekend warrior [May 20, 1998]

    I have the whole crankset BB included. have hade shifting problems since the beginning. Have since changed both deralieurs, and chain without much difference. on my last ride chain fell of small ring onto the frame. Could be a cahin line problem but no mechanic has been able to remedy it yet. otherwise it is a strong light crankset. i would give it five if i can get the shifting right.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    Vhuang   [Oct 20, 1997]

    They suck!!!!! No ramps, no pins. upshifting under load is a pain. Many spills and falls becuz I cannot upshift. 1 thing they are good is, they are very smooth. Something about a special coating. Other than that, they suck!!!! Time to buy some Real Chainrings. 0 star for shifting but I'll give them 1 star for quietness.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    chico jaurez   Racer [Aug 11, 2000]
    Strength:

    everything... looks sweet and i only had a few problems... (See next bar)plus i could run a 46t on my Xt front.. i couldnt find any other rings taht would fit!(only got new rings to mesh with new chain/cassette

    Weakness:

    i had problems with spacing. chain would always get stuck between middle and granny ring. real pain but TANTALUS the best bike store in the world fixed the problem.

    only these rings will bring me the joy of pedalling

    mmmm syncros that i cant use anymore becuase they are "worn" even though they work FINE!

    i guess once my chain and cassette get worn down a bit i can run my GOOD rings

    Similar Products Used: stupid blackspire p.o.s. rings that wont fit on my bike!
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    RobInfo   Cross-Country Rider [Oct 23, 1999]
    Strength:

    Beautiful! smooth, durable.

    Weakness:

    No shifting ramps/pins (if that's a weakness)

    I got these rings because it was the only reasonably priced Syncros stuff I could find. They have performed very well. I had some trouble initially because the chainring bolt holes were thinner and I couldn't keep the chainring bolts tight. I usually replace small/middle rings at least once a year, along with the chain, but because I'm getting old and lazy, I decided to run this drivetrain until it started malfunctioning. It's been almost 2 years now and it's still working sweet. The rings are worn of course, but they haven't gotten any burrs on them which is what snags the chain for the dreaded chain suck. Did I mention they're beautiful, I have the gold anodized ones, I still get compliments on them.

    Similar Products Used: Avitar,
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    peter clark   Racer [May 18, 1999]

    I work as a messenger in seattle and run a 36 tooth single chainring 7 speed. This chainring is bombproof. It is wearing beautifuly and predictably. The ceramic impregnated aluminum is an exciting technology for all of us out there just plain using the hell out of bikes. Syncros is on top.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Scott   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 28, 1999]
    Strength:

    Great anodizing
    Good deal
    nice ramps

    Weakness:

    wish they still made it in gold!

    Bought mine at Cambria for 59, which I think was either a mistake or a killer deal since they should go for about 90 bucks for the set. Though I was getting the Gold color model without ramps or pins. Was suprised when I opened the box and saw they were the 99 model in black. Nice finish, excellent shifting with the ramps. Still wished Syncros would make them in the really cool gold color - would have been different but the new design is great. Hopefully they'll hold up for a few seasons.As always, Syncros does a great job and their support is excellent. E-mail them and Jason will give you an e-mail and a return call in a day. Next time will buy the cranks, although the Whites should last forever.

    Similar Products Used: Shimano XT
    Sugino Supershift
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    simon   weekend warrior [Dec 12, 1998]

    i have as much syncros stuff on my bike as possible it is the best stuff for the price and it works aswell as it needs to for a weekend warrior.
    the colour is great it goes well with the crank it is quiet but it was a little hard to upshift but that was because of the person that put it together so i got it fixed and now it works like a dream but still could improve.
    i'll give it 5 for the quietness
    4 for the upshift
    5for the down shift,
    and 5 for the colour.
    i think shimano should make gold chainrings aswell because the colour was what made me buy it.
    but remember syncros rulzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
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