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  1. #1
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    Jan 2007

    Chainrings Alu vs Steel

    Are Vuelta aluminum rings any good?
    Was considering replacing my Truvativ steel rings.
    They're a lot lighter but I noticed the teeth are all symmetrical and identical- they don't have shift ramps like the Truvativs. The Truvativs also have a couple of rivets that don't seem to serve any purpose. Are such things important? Thanks.

  2. #2
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    The Vuelta rings are 6061 aluminum and wear like crazy. I'd stay with the Truvativ's which shift better and last longer.
    Get over it!

  3. #3
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    Jan 2007
    Agree...I've owned one Vuelta chainring and its the last one I'll ever own!!

    Way soft...wore in 2 months (about 10 rides!)

    BTW-the "rivets" are chain pickups, they actually help lift the chain up onto the chainring. They are VERY important in how smooth your bike shifts. If you going to replace chainrings though...go RACE FACE on those Truvativ cranks. They shift way better than even the Truvativ rings.

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