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    SRAM Eagle Chainring difference

    Hi, so I run a SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed setup on my bike with a 34T chainring. I want to replace the chainring for a 32 tooth for easier pedaling uphill. Now I figured out by Googling around that I need a direct mount ring with a 3mm offset of the X-Sync 2 variety. But for the life of me I can't figure out the rest of the differences. For example this website has one for sale for $32:

    https://planetcyclery.com/component/...rect-mount-3mm

    On the other hand this one has what seems to me an identical product for $81:

    https://www.jensonusa.com/SRAM-Eagle...oost-Chainring

    What's the difference? The material according to the descriptions seems to be the same, both of them say "forged aluminum".

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    I have a brand new one for sale for $25, holler at me if interested.
    The difference between the two is that the chi-chi one has more machining, and the normal priced one is forged. (but please someone correct me if I am wrong)

    I also have one of the chi chi ones for $55.
    Both 32t, both 3mm (boost) offset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stankia View Post
    Hi, so I run a SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed setup on my bike with a 34T chainring. I want to replace the chainring for a 32 tooth for easier pedaling uphill. Now I figured out by Googling around that I need a direct mount ring with a 3mm offset of the X-Sync 2 variety. But for the life of me I can't figure out the rest of the differences. For example this website has one for sale for $32:

    https://planetcyclery.com/component/...rect-mount-3mm

    On the other hand this one has what seems to me an identical product for $81:

    https://www.jensonusa.com/SRAM-Eagle...oost-Chainring

    What's the difference? The material according to the descriptions seems to be the same, both of them say "forged aluminum".
    The one from jenson is more expensive since the ring is machined for lighter weight vs the other ring. There is a small weight savings with the more expensive ring, but were only talking about 10-20 grams from what I've read. They fit all direct mount sram cranks.
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    the biggest difference is that the more expensive one looks better

    The standard aluminum one is fine, the one I wouldnt get is the steel version as its surprisingly heavy, spending $15 more on something that lasts years is a really cheap way to save some weight.

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    I'd highly recommend a wolf tooth oval

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