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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    Does anyone know when it will be released? I'm holding out to try one..

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    Nice, I think i'm going to wait to try one of the 30T. I was going to go with another one, but this seems like its going to be cheaper than the other ones out right now.

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    they are already out.
    i just ordered one 32T from Art's Cyclery for $38
    Eager to try it and see if the chain will drop or not

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    I got one 32T from Wiggle last week. no chain drop after 4 rides. I love it.

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    For those that have it on their bikes, what are your setup? How often did the chain dropped before the new ring? I think this info will help for those that are considering one. Thanks guys.

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    Bikeman has 32t narrow/wide in stock. I just got mine yesterday, a blue one. I've been running 1x9 for years and have always used a jump stop and bash ring to keep the chain on. Now I'm trying the narrow wide ring with a 9 speed X9 derailleur and will try 9 and 10 speed chains w/o the chain keeper stuff. Last night's ride was trouble free and I seemed to have less chain slap. I'll report back in a few weeks.

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    steelbike, what type of derailleur are you using? I'd love to ditch my jumpstop, but am hoping these will work well with a normal, clutchless derailleur.

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    Hi,

    Will these rings eg a 32 or 30T work on the Turbine Double SL ie Bash /36/26 as a 1x10? Are Shims needed?

    Thanks,

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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

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    Hi,

    Will these rings eg a 32 or 30T work on the Turbine Double SL ie Bash /36/26 as a 1x10? Are Shims needed?

    Thanks,

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    anybody have the 30t in stock?

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    So far the narrow wide chainring has served me well. I have over 30 miles of chattery tech riding and no dropped chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    steelbike, what type of derailleur are you using? I'd love to ditch my jumpstop, but am hoping these will work well with a normal, clutchless derailleur.
    An old 9 speed X9 which is w/o clutch of course.

    The optimum choice would be a Type 2 derailleur but so far in a week's worth of rides and intentionally trying to drop the chain, it hasn't happened yet. That means it will likely happen when I least expect it to
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    Rode outside Seattle this weekend, one rider had the RF narrow-wide. A 32 with XT clutch and 11-36. Silent and trouble free as expected.

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    I've been running mine for two weeks and haven't had an issue yet. Most of my riding is aggressive all mtn will loads of rough trails.

    I got mine from Arts Cyclery delivered in a day.

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    Arts is great and often times the 15% coupon applies to most anything. But if they're out of stock on some colors and sizes I know Jenson has a few: Race Face Single Narrow Wide Chainring > Components > Drivetrain > Chainrings | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    $40 to $45 before shipping (usually buy something else needed to qualify for free ship) seems to be a great price. Others charge about $65.

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    got 32t one from Arts friday. 30 mile ride saturday, no dropped chain. paired with xt clutch. works great. good price too.
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    I just ordered mine from UniversalCycles $35, plus the $2.99 shipping. They don't have the 30t in stock though. Oh, and it's green!
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    Ended up riding my tracer in Mammoth (bike park) with this ring and didn't drop a chain all day.

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    Anyone tried without clutch derailleur? I wonder how it compare to wolftooth. Also durability, i know raceface is pretty good.

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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    Can't speak to durability, but after 2 rides ~30 miles so far so good on mostly smooth ST and some rooty/rocket bits. Running it with old school 9 speed X9. Did just buy an XT clutch derailleur though, so will upgrade soon. Thought I would loose the chain at one point, but it held on even though my non clutch rear dérailleur and chain were rattling pretty good through some downhill roots.

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    Any word on the 30T availability yet?
    "Either way it doesn't really matter, I just got back from a bike ride."
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    I've now done two 3 hour rides with mine, with no dropped chains.

    I've got a 9spd, slx, clutchless, longcage derailleur.

    There's no big hits, but plenty of chattery roots. Normally without a jumpstop I'd be dropping the chain every 50' or so. I'm pretty pleased that it seems to be working, because I've got a whole bunch of 9spd stuff that I was hoping to wear out before I bother upgrading.
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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...-photo-32.jpgRace Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...-photo-31.jpgIve been a longtime lurker...Ive been reading about this Narrow Wide ring, so I had to give it a try. I received it today from Jenson...Only took 5 days!!!

    This thing is amazing! Im running it on a non clutch XT with no problems so far. I hit the trails very hard today for about 12 miles. All kinds of terrain.

    Thanks to all for posting about great things now and in the past. I have learned so much from this site.

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    Is that a 32?
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