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    MRP Bling Ring? SS usable?

    Starting this off of the thread in the 29er components section.

    I...like many others have ordered a SRAM spiderless chainring from HBC and have not received anything.

    I'm looking for an alternative and know about the MRP Bling Ring. The problem is I can only find evidence of people running them in a 1x setup and no SS. I also read a few posts about the bling ring not being round. Of course running 1x means it doesn't need to be perfect, but on an SS it does matter for tension.

    Question is...Has anyone run the bling ring SS and if so, how is it? Looking to run 32t by the way.

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    I've been running a 30t (post first batch ring) and have no issues. It is round and it is wearing very well. So far, 700+ miles on it and it looks great. I get massive wobble from my freehub, tho. I have found that thats apparently normal . Bling ring works as it should. Just not sure why they called it "bling" when its gunmetal... ?

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    Running a 32T on my One9. Zero problems.

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    Wild guess, but I'm thinking that if a rotor q-ring works (tension-wise) for SS, then any (supposedly) "round" ring will work.
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    I was just basing my question off the issue I read on the forums with the first batch being a little off. But, still haven't been able to find pictures of a Bling Ring SS setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    Wild guess, but I'm thinking that if a rotor q-ring works (tension-wise) for SS

    they don't.
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    Sure they do... I've used one before. I liked it for riding around Memphis where it's flat, but didn't like it when I had to stand & climb because I'd spin my rear wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138 View Post
    Sure they do... I've used one before. I liked it for riding around Memphis where it's flat, but didn't like it when I had to stand & climb because I'd spin my rear wheel.
    I guess "work" is a relative term.
    Chain tension varies quite a bit as you go around, which isn't "working" to me for SS use.
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    My definition of "work" would be that the chain never came off, and I wasn't bothered by the feeling of a slack chain at any point in the pedal stroke. To each his (or her) own, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trrubicon06 View Post
    I was just basing my question off the issue I read on the forums with the first batch being a little off. But, still haven't been able to find pictures of a Bling Ring SS setup.
    . Many pics in the The "New" Post Your Singlespeed! thread. I have 200+ miles on mine now and its an excellent ring.

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    I put a 32T Bling Ring on my SS a couple months ago. No complaints at all with the function, but the color could be better. The gray is a little more on the purple side than I'd hoped for...minor quibble.

    A bonus is it got rid of an annoying click I was having that evidently was coming from my chainring bolts.

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    28x17 on my single speed. Works great. Why would it not work perfectly?

    The out-of-round rings were the first batch and were only supposed to be sold at a reduced price and directly from MRP. These were specifically sold and described as imperfect. My understanding is that a shop or two managed to get some and resell them without telling customers that they were out of round. I got one and had to return it (free of charge).

    I wouldn't worry about it though. That stock should be long gone by now and MRP would step in if necessary. They really are a responsive company.

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    Also using the MRP bling ring (28t) on my new Quiring build. Works great, though I will say the offset made using one with a BB30 crank a tight fit! I doubt a larger one would clear the chainstay.
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    Mind if anyone could chime in with some pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trrubicon06 View Post
    Mind if anyone could chime in with some pictures?
    36T working great here:
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    Here's a pic of the just finished build. Trails have been wet lately so no action shots.

    BTW, mine is NOT from the first run and seems to be completely round/true. MRP Bling Ring? SS usable?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357685755.449138.jpg

    Edit: adding a couple better pics, including the tight clearance caused by the BB30 cranks and ring offset.


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    I wish they offered different colors

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    I'm diggin' the grey, especially against the carver sand blast finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chestercospinner View Post
    I'm diggin' the grey, especially against the carver sand blast finish.
    Great pics! Thanks

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    Anyone have a lead on a 32t Bling Ring? I can't find any in stock. Mrp shows in stock 1/14, but its like $80 after shipping from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trrubicon06 View Post
    I wish they offered different colors
    Get it anodized.
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    I remember Noah saying the first batch of bling rings wasn't perfectly round, so they sold them at a discount for 1x setups. I suspect that everything after that is good to go for SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trrubicon06 View Post
    Anyone have a lead on a 32t Bling Ring? I can't find any in stock. Mrp shows in stock 1/14, but its like $80 after shipping from them.
    I was going to order from MRP as well, but the $14 for shipping a 70 gram chaniring was ridiculous to me, so I ordered it from Jensen. I wanted to support MRP dirrectly, but their shipping is way too high. They could mail those in a bubble or cardboard mailer for no more than $2 - $3 with postage. Jensen has them $68 shipped. Mine still hasn't shipped since I ordered it the other day.I am not in too much of a rush at this point since I have already been sitting in these cranks for over a month as is. I got a ring out of the last batch for my other bike, and it's the most round chainring I have ever had.
    Universal Cycles has them for $57 pre-shipping, but the are still listed as out of stock.

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    Ebikestop.com has them for $45 and $5 shipping. Just received a back in stock notice today. So, I ordered my 32t for $50 shipped! I've ordered from them many times, with no issues.

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    Captain, I'd cancel your Jensen order and buy from ebikestop quick. Save you $18!

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