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    RaceFace Narrow/Wide chainrings?

    Does anyone know of a better price than JensonUSA's $44.99?
    Art's Cyclery had them for around $37 a couple of weeks ago, in the red 32t that I need, but they're now gone (and the price has gone up on those available too).
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    I got one from universal a couple of weeks ago for 37 shipped. Universal Cycles -- Race Face Narrow Wide Chainrings - 9/10/11 Speed OOS atm. I think AEbike has them listed for around the same price, but I don't think ANYONE has stock atm, especially not in Red. I predicted this months ago in the extra tall tooth thread in the drive train forum. You could always pay double for a Wolftooth or works components chain ring if you can't wait.

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    Out of stock for red/32 right now, but $35.99 when in stock @ Bikeman: Article and links: Narrow Wide Chainrings and Clutch Rear Derailleurs - The Ultimate Single Ring Setup?

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. A google shopping search didn't turn those up. I'll check them out.
    I've just recently switched from SS to 1x10, running a Zee RD, SLX 11-36t cassette and a Blackspire 34t-BBG bashwich. I'd like to gear lower to a 32t and drop a few grams by getting rid of the bashwich, thus the search for the RF.
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    RaceFace Narrow-Wide Single Ring 32t x 104 Red - AEBike.com back instock at AEBike (i had set an email alert months ago), you can try to PM to bikeman or universal.

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    Ebay has a bunch listed, but only a 32T in blue. I just picked a blue one up even though I was looking for red as well. Might want to keep checking there since new listings seem to be popping up often.

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    Bikeman has the 32t in red available for $35.99.

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    Has anyone finally got it? Does it really going to work with no chain guide???
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Gr View Post
    Has anyone finally got it? Does it really going to work with no chain guide???
    Yes, it works great. No dropped chains to speak of. Pinkbike recently did a review on it and they didn't drop chains even without a clutch-style derailleur.

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    so if I get this ring its safe to remove the chainguide on my 1x9 setup and not worry about dropping the chain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus View Post
    so if I get this ring its safe to remove the chainguide on my 1x9 setup and not worry about dropping the chain?
    That's what I did. Removed full chainguide(top and bottom) along with bashguard. I do have the Shimano Shadow Plus derailleur though. Haven't tested with a non-clutch derailleur.

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    OK, so I'd better get an X9 instead of my current X7 rear derailleur.
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    So would you guys recommend going without a bashguard? I'm going to order this to eliminate the chain drops but what about going over rocks and logs? Won't you still want to protect it with a bashguard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxis View Post
    So would you guys recommend going without a bashguard? I'm going to order this to eliminate the chain drops but what about going over rocks and logs? Won't you still want to protect it with a bashguard?
    Initially, I thought I would want a bashguard as well, but it's worked out without one. I've slammed mine into tons of logs and have yet to bend it -- wouldn't be surprised if it happens at some point though.

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    RaceFace Narrow/Wide chainrings?

    Sale on these chainrings today only at Fanatik Bike (see thread).

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    Wolf Tooth is another option for the narrow/wide rings. The price it higher, though.

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