Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Rik on Wed 3/Feb/16 12:54pm

So narrow-wide might no longer be so hot-diggety. just wide is the new thing.

http://www.bikerumor.com/2016/02/01/is- ... hainrings/

pass me the hacksaw please.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby mfw on Wed 3/Feb/16 4:23pm

Thort this was click bait but ashly quite interesting...
Presumably will only scale down so far on chainring size
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Wobbler on Wed 3/Feb/16 4:29pm

I'm calling just narrow for 2017
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby AgrAde on Wed 3/Feb/16 4:33pm

I trust middleburn who tried it and said it sucked.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Wed 3/Feb/16 5:45pm

I trust Shimano to do a better job.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Dougal on Wed 3/Feb/16 7:08pm

BSA did this back in the 50's.

It appears to me the main benefit will be you wear out chainrings twice as fast so replace them twice as often.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Rik on Thu 4/Feb/16 9:44am

Dougal wrote:It appears to me the main benefit will be you wear out chainrings twice as fast so replace them twice as often.


Call me cynical, but thats exactly what I though when I saw this. Along with a mental image of a bunch of Japanese marketing directors smiling and rubbing their hands together.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 4/Feb/16 10:32am

On the topic of NW ring wear, I'll ask my question from the mechanics forum here.
What's the most durable NW ring available in 104BCD and 30t?
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby scatter on Thu 4/Feb/16 11:48am

Velocipedestrian wrote:On the topic of NW ring wear, I'll ask my question from the mechanics forum here.
What's the most durable NW ring available in 104BCD and 30t?


Revolution Components.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 4/Feb/16 12:25pm

Wolftooth make a stainless one Velo.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Conners on Thu 4/Feb/16 1:04pm

Rik wrote:
Dougal wrote:It appears to me the main benefit will be you wear out chainrings twice as fast so replace them twice as often.


Call me cynical, but thats exactly what I though when I saw this. Along with a mental image of a bunch of Japanese marketing directors smiling and rubbing their hands together.

But just think of the reduced wear on every second chain roller :ib:
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 4/Feb/16 2:34pm

Astoria Paranoia wrote:Wolftooth make a stainless one Velo.

Nice one Arse Pav.
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Re: Narrow-wide Is So Last Year.

Postby Wobbler on Thu 4/Feb/16 3:09pm

Dougal wrote:It appears to me the main benefit will be you wear out chainrings twice as fast so replace them twice as often.


Run 2x and its back to "normal"
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