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How many miles do you have on that ring?
It may be that most chainring reviews are "full of all kinds of technical data, CAD drawings, friction coefficients, etc." but reviews should have some kind of qualifying information like that, not simply be "it worked, it's great."
Having pretty extensively tested N/W rings over the last year or so, I can tell you they all seems sensitive to wear to varying degrees. Pretty much any of them will work flawlessly at first - thus the reason you might see a sponsored athlete able to tackle a few runs down Rampage guideless. However, it's rare you'll any elite racers go without a guide in competition - even those with full factory support.
I mean, I'll happily sell anyone a chain-retaining style ring, and for some people that performance is good enough. But, it's about time an MTB site did a real test of these products' performance and durability. I think you'll find their (rings only) long-term performance still falls short of a really basic upper-only chainguide - a product that's cheap, doesn't really "wear out", weighs as little as 40g, and doesn't introduce friction to the system (which interestingly is cited as a "con" for chainguides, but never mentioned in regards to rings).
Sorry, rant over, haha. Killing time in the passenger seat on the long drive to Sea Beaver.
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I spy a broken chainguide.
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Like Evol burritos? Tasty.
I wonder who's bike that is...
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Nico, the Scott rider, and the Rocky dude slayed it. I was expecting someone to get clotheslined by that tree!
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Correct, but the all black Lev Ti was considerably more expensive. The cheaper Lev DX still has a natural gold telescoping portion - looks dated. I was trying to avoid having black, Kashima, and natural gold on the uppy-downy parts.
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It's a medium. The saddle sizing changed in 2013, before that small and large were your options. The former "large" became the medium and they now offer an even wider "large".
1:53 is actually just McGazza on a normal bike.
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Bike of the day material right there!
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Legendary Ben Cory in 8th!
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Even better, Graves won an EWS on the SB66 in 2014! And in 2013 he took that bike to bronze at the DH World Championships.
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A blue duck?
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Dropped chainstay position suggests VPP linkage.
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Chainguides. Your narrow-wide ring isn't that good.
"If you never drop a chain, it's because you suck." - Team Robot
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I wanna sponsor this kid! Big time!
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Looks like it, also the spot where Ratty's wheel gave up the ghost last year.
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Sick Stage sportin' Spartan, sista.
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Same q-factor, but different chainline requirement.
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:21. WTH Ratty! So sick.
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I know a guy.....
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