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    Single (1x10) Chainring Options (Wolf tooth, Race Face, etc)

    So, this single chainring aftermarket is heating up with Wolf Tooth, RF, Absolute, etc., now in the market. Are there any design/production/quality difference among these products? What makes WT's chainrings different from those of RaceFace?

    Just curious.

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    Wolf Tooth Components:

    Small US based.
    Only make chainrings (for now).
    Offer chainrings in a variety of styles to fit spiderless cranks and standard bolt on.
    You can order direct.

    Race Face:

    Large corporate company based in Canada.
    Manufacture a variety of awesome parts in many colors.
    Only offer these rings in a 104 BCD configuration.
    Costs slightly less due to mass production.

    FWIW I have a Wolf Tooth 32 and it's awesome.
    The cake is a lie.

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    Just ordered a race-face. Trying to keep costs down and not running a chain guide too. Did anybody step down from a 3x10 setup? If you removed links from chain, how many?
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    Doing more research I think i might need a jump stop since i have an xt shadow long cage without a clutch derailleur. I'll try without and see how the new style teeth on the raceface do at chain retention. Then I'll go from there with other chain retention tools, or think about upgrading to zee show plus derailleur.
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    would love a ride report on the non-clutched version as I'm thinking of doing the same.

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    Dont forget Blackspire and RotoЯ which I really like but only available in 34 104 and not cheap

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    Dont forget Blackspire and RotoЯ which I really like but only available in 34 104 and not cheap

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    Wolf tooth CR are awesome. They are a few bucks more but made in the USA and excellent customer service. The website is very easy to navigate through making ordering a breeze. This company is great!

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    Long term report.

    Raceface 34 tooth
    Hardtail 10 speed.
    Stepped down from 3x10 with no bash guards.
    FSA chain. Did not remove any links.
    Xt long cage non clutch.

    Zero drops after 3 months.
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    Suprised no one has mentioned MRP, loving mine

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    Has anybody used several different narrow/wide rings? I am curious how they compare.

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    this is the one i use. its a 104 32 tooth and i was 1x9 but just switched to 1x10 today.

    SE Chain Ring, 32 - 48T, Bolt Center Diameter: 104mm

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    I initially bought a Wolf Ring 32T but needed a little smaller ring. I bought a Race Face 30T; I had great luck with both.

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    Seem to be some non narrow/wide references creeping in here to confuse things. Anyone got a link for the RotoЯ ?

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    Rotorbikeusa.com they don't make a standard nw, just a narrow wide q ring that needs the corresponding spider to work on either their cranks, sram x9, x0, x01 or xx1 cranks or s-works cranks.

    A few of my shops team members as well as a friend of mine all run it, 34 and 36t versions. Dero chain drop and awesome performance

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