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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?

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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?

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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?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dvn View Post
    Is that a 32?
    Yep! It's a 32. Very easy install.

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    Hmmm. That looks tight. Hard to imagine how they're gonna make that 30T work.
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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    I have a black 34t on my Jet 9 RDO with a Shimano Zee rear. Probably about 50 miles on it and no drops. I love it, it looks so clean compared to the e13 guide I had before, and silent.

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    Update!!

    I just finished a 15 mile ride with no drops. I was thinking about ordering a clutch RD, but not now. I'll wait untill the one I have wears out.

    I also weighed my bike before and after...I dropped 15oz with this simple upgrade. I'm super pumped about this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednecksuperfly View Post
    Update!!

    I just finished a 15 mile ride with no drops. I was thinking about ordering a clutch RD, but not now. I'll wait untill the one I have wears out.

    I also weighed my bike before and after...I dropped 15oz with this simple upgrade. I'm super pumped about this thing.
    I like this chain-ring, I have it about over 100 miles without chain drops. I so happy with it and cheap too.

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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    I've put 50+ miles on my setup (non clutch derailleur), was great for the first 30 of regular riding, but did drop it 2 or 3 times during a rocky trail in the middle of an XC race. I'd even ridden that trail with this setup before w/o issues.

    Going to put on a clutch derailleur and believe it will solve the drop problems I had entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtskibum View Post
    I've put 50+ miles on my setup (non clutch derailleur), was great for the first 30 of regular riding, but did drop it 2 or 3 times during a rocky trail in the middle of an XC race. I'd even ridden that trail with this setup before w/o issues.

    Going to put on a clutch derailleur and believe it will solve the drop problems I had entirely.
    Do ya think it could be from chain stretch? I'm having no issues yet, but I'm on a spankin new chain. I guess only time will tell.

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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    Definitely possible. My chain may also may have been too long. Got a great deal on an XT clutch so going to remove any doubt.

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    A clutch is the way to go...I'll be upgrading soon myself. I just can't justify it now, cause if it ain't broke don't fix it!!

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    The green looks pretty nice on a 2x SLX crank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    The green looks pretty nice on a 2x SLX crank.

    That does look nice.

    Are your chainring bolts aluminum?

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    Don't think so. They are the ones that came stock with the crank.

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    Went for a DH weekend at Mt. Snow VT and Highland park in NH and never once dropped my chain! RF NW 36t and an SLX shadow plus worked flawlessly in everything from gnarly rock gardens to jumps bigger than I have ever gone off of before! I even did an XC race on the bike the Wednesday night before! Love it!



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    One gnarly ride on my 34t RF NW and no drops (no guide or bash or anything). RACEFACE DID IT!

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    Just installed my 30T and went 1x10 on my FS 29er. Dropped close to a pound off the bike! Can't wait to try it.


    Running a 32T on my SS too just for added security.
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    The 34T on my Dragon 29er. Still working perfectly.
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    Does the chain touch the spider? Mine does, and I'm using a 32T - just like yours in green too with a Shimano XT M785 cranks. While the chain does not drop, it seems to be grinding away at the spider tabs.

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    The green looks pretty nice on a 2x SLX crank.


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    Anyone know if they are coming out with more colors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachrharon View Post
    Does the chain touch the spider? Mine does, and I'm using a 32T - just like yours in green too with a Shimano XT M785 cranks. While the chain does not drop, it seems to be grinding away at the spider tabs.

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    Does not touch on my 30 or 32T.
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    The 30's are built thicker than the rest to move the chain away from most spiders. Mine arrives on Wednesday with a new X9 Clutch, can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvn View Post
    Just installed my 30T and went 1x10 on my FS 29er. Dropped close to a pound off the bike! Can't wait to try it.


    Running a 32T on my SS too just for added security.
    What bolts did you use on your FSA comet. I purchased what I thought would be short enough bolts for a single ring, but the chain-ring only fit in the position where the biggest 42T ring was when running a triple crank. It's mounted in front of the 4 arms instead of behind like I've seen in other setups. I guess i'll get some washers or find bolts that fit. Also gonna drop a couple links from the chain. It looks a little saggy.

    I'm also using a 32 tooth.

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    Got my 30t Narrow Wide installed today, along with a new Type 2 X9 RD:

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    I have to say, I'm impressed and very pleased! All this time I was worried my bum knee would give me issues trying to climb with just a single ring, but the 30T really wasn't so bad at all. Definitely low enough with my 11-36T cassette to make steeper climbs like we have out here in the PNW just as doable as on my 2x10.

    If anything, I wonder if maybe a 32T might not have been better, but I'll give it a few rides before I take that leap.

    The X9 Type 2 RD is great, I had been wanting one of these even before I decided to go 1x10. So easy to install and dial in with only one deraileur to worry about, and almost no chain slap at all. Still not ready to take off my chainstay guard, but things are MUCH quieter. I hit some of close by drops and urban terrain to check everything out, and never had a single issue with the chain dropping where it had in the past. Everything worked perfectly, very happy about that (this bike has been plagued with little issues that were a pain to solve).

    The weirdest thing for me in making the switch has been not having the ability to just dump from the larger chainring to the granny with one button press when things go uphill suddenly. On a lot of the rolly stuff, the FD was the only changing I needed to do. But with the SRAM 1:1 actuation on the RD, it's not hard to dump 3-4 gears with one thumb press, so it's not a huge issue. Just a different way to get used to.

    Can't wait to put this through it's paces on the rough downhill trails tomorrow. Almost feels like a new bike with no FD, left shifter, chain guide or bash guard.
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    It did. I ground a small bevel on the spider to make room for the chain.

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    My 1x9 WnW

    Just got my 34T WnW installed today.
    Looks cool and I will be trail testing it tomorrow.
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    Just installed and finished my first ride with the 30t version today. This thing looks great and performed flawlessly. This is just one 10 mile ride on a trail with some rocks and roots but nothing crazy so not a definitive test but so far so good. The one thing I really want to call out though is how incredibly quiet this new drivetrain is compared to my old 3x9 set up. It's so nice to hear the tires on the dirt instead of the "CLANG" of the chain on the front derailleur.

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    Put mine through the torture test yesterday, tons of climbing and a crazy rocky and rooted descent at high speeds. Climbing was way easier than I expected, not much different at all than using my granny. Whew! The downhill was just as positive an experience, not one dropped chain no matter how rough things got. And as mentioned it's crazy how quiet my bike is now, it's like a totally different style of riding it's so drastically different.

    What an amazing upgrade for so cheap! Who needs a $1200 package to do the same thing?

    This has been one of the best ugrades I'v done on any bike....
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    I did finally manage to drop mine - really muddy ride, and the derailleur was getting pretty gummy. Without really thinking about it I did a half back-pedal, the derailleur couldn't pick up the slack, and the chain popped right off. It's got quite a few rides on it now, and that's the first and only drop.

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    Are you running a clutch deraileur too?
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    Those of you running 30t, did you mess around with BB spacers to get the chain line in the middle?
    Since the added thickness of 30t moves the chain inboard, using the smallest cog is rougher and chain catches on some links when back pedaling.

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    I didn't need to use any spacers, on my raceface turbine cranks, full access to the whole cassette with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarekith View Post
    Are you running a clutch deraileur too?
    Mine's just old school slx. But the ring has worked fine, except for back-pedaling while completely packed with mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer.2 View Post
    Those of you running 30t, did you mess around with BB spacers to get the chain line in the middle?
    Since the added thickness of 30t moves the chain inboard, using the smallest cog is rougher and chain catches on some links when back pedaling.
    I haven't experienced this. The additional offset of the 30t puts the ring right about where the middle was on my 3x.
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    Ditto, when I compared my 30T is almost in the middle of where the old 24 and 36 chainrings were thanks to the offset. Maybe a tiny bit closer to the 36 side of things, but only by a hair.
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    Put me down as another happy RF NW 30T user! I have 3 rides on some fairly rocky trails and no chain drops, absolutely loving 1x10, don't think I will go back.


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    Bikes look SO much better without front derailleurs!
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    Anyone try this with an 8 speed yet? Thinking about trying the 30t on my 2012 status. Also for those of you using the spacer where did you find them? The only place I see them is on Race Faces website and they want 10.99 for shipping.

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    There's some places on Ebay selling them, I got mine from Mountain Plus Outdoor Gear here in Seattle.
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    I got my 2 sets on Ebay from this seller. No problems. Race Face Crank ARM Outer TAB Spacers SET OF 4 | eBay
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    Just got the 30t set up on my 8 speed status. Not using any spacers. Tolerance looks close on the chain but seems fine pedaling around my yard. Going to take it out for a thrashing tomorrow morning.




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    Any of you guys having a problem with chain line in the biggest cog on cassette when running 2x10 xt crankset converted? I am running the 34T and it shifts fine just the chain line looks way off. I know the 30T is offset so maybe that helps but i need a 34T for my home trails.

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    I'm running a 34T on my XT and have no issues whatsoever. Been on it for almost 4 months now and really like it.

    The only thing I've noticed with my set up is how I can "hear" when my chain is dirty/grimy. I'm kind of a neat freak when it comes to my drive train anyway, but with the close tolerances with the inner part of the chain and the narrow/wide feature... If the inside of your chain is wet/dirty/sandy, it is noticeable. I end up cleaning my chain that much more often and tend to use a pipe cleaner to clean it all out.

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    Were you cranks XT M785 2x10 before conversion? As said I have no problems shifting into the largest two cogs on the cassette but the chain line looks horrendous. Almost thinking of buying a 3x10 XT crank and selling the 2x10 or buying a few chainring spacers and see how that works out. Obviously I would prefer not to change the crankset out.

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    Well it looks like Race Face did it and narrow-wide performs great, got a question though... do I need any special bolts or shims for a Shimano XT triple M780 crankset?
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    Been thinking about doing this for a while so decided to go for it in the off season. Just ordered a descendant crank set, zee derailleur, and the 32T Narrow wide. This is going on my DH rig so I will give feedback on the results. For the record my friend had the narrow wide with the saint derailleur on his trek session all of last summer including 2 DH races and never lost a chain.

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    The green looks pretty nice on a 2x SLX crank.

    Thanks for this reference! Just converted mine to 32t!


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    Chainline looks terrible when shifted up to 36 in the rear on mine. Using 30T on SLX double crank. In the stand you can hear it is louder only in that gear combo. A little worried about busting a chain due to chainline being out of whack.

    Anyone tried adding some kind of spacers to offset the front ring a bit more towards the center for a friendlier granny gear?

    Using this on an Anthem 29.

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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    I have used spacers and longer bolts but was able to move a spacer from one side of my bottom bracket to the other to improve the chain line enough to eliminate the chain ring spacers.


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    I'll pop the crank off again but was the pretty sure there were no spacers on there.

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    Does this work with pressfit bb?

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    I didn't have any spacers crank side. Test ride didn't notice the grind or noise in granny cog. May still look at adding 1-2mm in spacers.

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    I just finished my first week on the setup with about 4 rides, 15-30 miles each. I set it up with spacers in my 2x crank because that way it measures out to a 49 mm chainline, which is the same chainline as xx1. I am running with a medium cage XO derailleur, non-clutch and have yet to drop a chain. I raced it today through rock gardens at full speed with out any issues. I do have friends that do not run spacers, that are dropping chains regularly during races, even with Shandow Plus rear derailleurs. The chainline is a very important factor to the performance of your 1x, so I recommend using a nice set of digital calipers to measure your chainline. Overall I am very very pleased with the product, especially since I saved the $1200 I would have spend on XX1. I run a 34t chainring with an 11-36 cassette and it is great for all but the steepest climbs. Great product and I would buy again.

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    Anyone know how long of bolts I need? I'm running a Kona Honzo with the stock 1x FSA comet cranks. Tried putting on the race face 30t NW and the stock bolts barely get to the threads, looks like I need something longer.

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    I used the longest I could find. I bought 3x bolts and used the long female bolts with the longest male bolts. The more threads engaged the better

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    After a lot of searching, I finally found a shop that sells the long enough chain ring bolts. 4 bolts for the low low price of $10. What a markup!

    Anyways, just took her for the inaugural spin. Even though the bike had a stock 32t ring with a chain guide, I can't believe how much better it is with the narro wide. Silent, and I lost a lb. off the bike with dropping the guide and rollers. I'm also real glad I went with the 30t. My chain line is better, I don't have to stay on my 36t big cog 90% of the time anymore.
    What a great upgrade for $50 (with the bolts).

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    Mounted a WorksComponents 32T N/W ring to a 2x10 SLX crank.
    I'm sure the chain will touch the tabs so I will install spacers as soon as I get some longer bolts (maybe the bolts from my X01 crank...)

    Haven't been able to install it because the Zealous Division frame I ordered isn't even shipped yet...


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    Race Face Narrow-Wide Single Ring...

    Yup it will. I just ground the tips at a 45 to give enough clearance for the chain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doezel View Post
    Mounted a WorksComponents 32T N/W ring to a 2x10 SLX crank.
    I'm sure the chain will touch the tabs so I will install spacers as soon as I get some longer bolts (maybe the bolts from my X01 crank...)

    Haven't been able to install it because the Zealous Division frame I ordered isn't even shipped yet...

    Would you mind sharing your lighting and back ground setup. That is a really good product shot of a tricky subject.


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    Just installed my new 34T and a new chain. Took it down the street and back in the garage. 36 degrees is too cold for this Texan. I can tell it is going to be different on the trails for sure. I hope the 11-34 cassette will do. If I have to go to a 11-36 I will need to replace the chain...again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    Would you mind sharing your lighting and back ground setup. That is a really good product shot of a tricky subject.
    Really? Background is my kitchen floor. Lighting is just the light that was there. Made it with my iPhone 5S. So probably a lucky shot.

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    30t hardware compatibility chart from Raceface: http://www.raceface.com/comp/pdf/30T...LITY_CHART.pdf

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    I'm installing a 32t narrow wide chainring on a race face evolve crankset. With a 68mm bb can you get away with skipping spacers? if it's better for chainline can you use two spacers non drive side and one spacer drive side?

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    I am running the 32 on my Descendants with no spacers and have no clearance issues. I would imagine it would work well with their own crank set. It is easy enough to just bolt it to the crank and wrap a chain around it to see if any issues will be present. That is what I did.

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    Just installed a RaceFace NW 32t on my Anthem X29. I'm running SRAM X9 9spd with 11-34 and a mid cage rear der (no clutch). Works great so far (3 rides)

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    Do you ideally want the front chainline dead center with the rear cluster as with other setups or is it different with this 1x9 because of the narrow wide?

    Quote Originally Posted by mixmastamikal View Post
    I am running the 32 on my Descendants with no spacers and have no clearance issues. I would imagine it would work well with their own crank set. It is easy enough to just bolt it to the crank and wrap a chain around it to see if any issues will be present. That is what I did.

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    Just bought one a 30t can't wait to install it and take it for a spin as soon as all the snow disappears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradbury View Post
    Do you ideally want the front chainline dead center with the rear cluster as with other setups or is it different with this 1x9 because of the narrow wide?
    Yeah want to have the same line as you would normally to the center of cluster. The only reason you should be off the normal line is if you have to shim for clearance reasons like running the 30T or maybe even the 32 for some cranks. On 3 different DH crank sets(Saint, Zee, XO carbons) that we have run them on no clearance issues and ZERO! chain drops with the 32T race face and clutched rear derailleur. Just need to get the right size bolts

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    I finally had my first chain drop since last June. Got to the bottom of a jump run, and had to pop it back on. No complaints at all.

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    For those unaware, RaceFace has some Narrow-Wide rings available in 110bcd and 130bcd. They are not on the website as of right now, but QBP has them in stock and your LBS should be able to get them. Those running 1x10 on their cross bikes will benefit from this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by googas7070 View Post
    Just installed my new 34T and a new chain. Took it down the street and back in the garage. 36 degrees is too cold for this Texan. I can tell it is going to be different on the trails for sure. I hope the 11-34 cassette will do. If I have to go to a 11-36 I will need to replace the chain...again.

    The 34T with a 11-34 rear is perfect for the trails here.

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    Some useful info from WTC on SLX/XT crank compatibility: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/023...ibility_v4.pdf

    I will file a chamfer on the edges and see from there...

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    I run the RF n/w 32t with 11x36t all xt and love it. Rode 20 miles with 2500' climbing this past Sunday without a chain drop and did not even notice not having the 22t for steeper climbs. So quiet and no dropping of the chain even on the roughest sections at Cold Water. If you are on the fence, don't hesitate to make the switch. Was running 2x9 and for $400 made the switch to 1x10. Looooove it!!!
    Too wet to ride!

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    Finally got my bike all back together and now I am toying with the idea of running like a 1/4 bash guard similar to that saint prototype from about a year ago. I had an unused sunline guard so decided to hack it up and slap it on.

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    It is a lot bigger than I need it to be radius wise so I am going to take it back off and shave it down a little more.
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    My red 30T should be here next week, so excited!

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    32t RaceFace n/w

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    Went from 2x10 to this. I love how clean it looks with no front der, shifter, and cable. X9 type 2, 11-36 SLX cassette, working great so far!

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