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Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring

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    • Black, 26T
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      $69.99
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      sale $59.49
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      sale $63.75
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      sale $59.49
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      sale $59.49
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      $69.99
    • Purple, 32T
      $74.99
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      sale $59.49
    • Purple, 36T
      $74.99
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      sale $63.99
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      sale $63.99
    • Black, 42T
      sale $67.99
    • Blue, 26T
      sale $59.49
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    • Blue, 30T
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      sale $63.99
    • Blue, 34T
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    • Blue, 36T
      sale $63.49
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      sale $59.49
    • Green, 28T
      sale $59.49
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      sale $59.49
    • Green, 32T
      sale $59.49
    • Green, 34T
      sale $63.49
    • Green, 36T
      sale $63.99
    • Red, 26T
      sale $59.49
    • Red, 28T
      sale $59.49
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    26 Reviews

    Details

    Simple, stiff, light.

    Of all the recent innovations in mountain biking, the Narrow Wide tooth profile featured on the Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring is arguably the most understated progression. Race Face has designed a tighter interface between the inner and outer links to prevent the chain from jumping. The Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring eliminates the weakness of four-bolt interfaces, and its 7075-T6, 4mm-thick, aerospace-grade aluminum transfers pedal loads without flexing, offering the lightest and stiffest interface between Race Face cranks.

    • Narrow Wide tooth profile
    • 7075-T6, 4mm-thick, aerospace-grade aluminum
    • Cinch-compatible works with 9-,10-,11-speed drivetrains
    • Cinch spline found on the Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring uses a standard Park BBT-22 bottom bracket tool for installation
    • Item #RCF000K

    Tech Specs

    Material
    7075 aluminum
    Number of Rings
    1
    Teeth
    26 28 30, 32 34 36 t
    Bashguard Included
    no
    Connection
    Cinch
    Compatible Components
    Race Face cranks with Cinch
    Recommended Use
    cycling

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

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    Relief From My 32t!

      My bike came with a 32t that I don't feel I'm quite in shape for when climbing so I decided to buy a 28t to swap it out with. They're pretty easy to change (if you have the tools) and I'm very pleased in the difference so far!

      Color fun!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I wanted to have the options for better climbing, I have the blue 30t and green 28t and they both rule! No chain dropping, smooth , easy install and super cool looking, Race Face is the bomb! Totally in love , Thanks Race Face for making super bomber components with a little flare! No photo yet, but soon, so you can really see how sweet this is.

      Color fun!

      Race Face Keeps It Tight

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch System is the bees knees. It is a total game changer and along with Shimano, and Sram provides that ever so consistent retention capabilities that those three are known for.

      Boost Ready

        When building my new Pivot Mach 6 choosing the right crank and chainring was important because the 2016 Mach 6 has Boost spacing (12x148 mm rear axle). Race Face cranks and chainrings already work with Boost; for both Shimano and SRAM you need special Boost cranksets with a 3mm offset. I originally tried to pair the Green Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring to my Stealth Black/Green frame but the Greens did not match. I swapped for the Black Chainring in 30T, which is best suited for a 1x11 set-up riding in the mountains with lots of climbing.



        Big thanks to Joe Bolton in our Retail Store Bike Shop for getting my new Mach 6 put together. If you are ever in Salt Lake City definitely stop by our Retail Store to check out their bike selection and visit Joe (2607 S 3200 W, Suite A, West Valley UT 84119). Contact me with any questions about this Chainring, especially if you are interested in custom building a new mountain bike.



        Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337



        Frame - Pivot Mach 6, Large Stealth Black/Green

        Crankset - Race Face Turbine Crank Arms - Black, 175mm

        Chainring - Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring, 30T

        Bottom Bracket - Race Face Cinch BB92

        Boost Ready

        Race Face Wins

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm a huge fan of the cinch BB / Crank / Chainring combo. These are very well made, and easy to install with the right tools (8mm hex and Park Tool BB-22). Dropped chains are not an issue when paired with SRAM 1x11.

        ByeBye Front Derailleurs

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        1x has brought an end to front derailleurs but sometimes you need a little easier climbing great. The 28T provides that. The direct mount makes changing chainrings easy and looks good too.

        Good job Race Face

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        My previous setup was a Race Face 4 bolt ring. I just changed to this direct mount ring. Easy to mount and nice snug fit on the splines. I like the 26 because I can use more of the cassette. The chain hasn't dropped yet with either ring.

        Perfect Gearing for 1x11 30T for 1x11

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Swapped out the stock 32T on my SC Nomad, definitely noticed a difference. Super easy swap with the right tools. Removed a single chain link only to avoid excessive chain slap, but otherwise would have worked just fine.

        GOAT IS GOOD

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I bought an Ibis that came with the race face turbine cinch crankset that turned me onto these gems. I’ve been slowly converting my bikes to 1x setups and the performance and versatility afforded by this system is great. For my XC rig I’m running a 32 tooth up front. For my bikepacking rig, I’m using a 30. I’m looking to build a fat bike in which case I’ll likely drive it with a 26 or 28 for winter… The narrow wide teeth don’t drop chains. They seem very durable. And mostly—the versatility of the Direct Mount chainring with the race face cranks is awesome—choose your chain ring size and your spindle width and the same crankset can go from a narrow bottom bracket racing XC rig or on a monster truck fat bike

        Is the chainring compatible with Shimano XT 1x11 rear mech and chain?

        Hey Tor,



        This will be compatible with a Shimano 1x11 chain/cassette/rear derailleur (compatible with Sram & Shimano 9, 10 , 11 speed drivetrains), but you will need to use the RaceFace Cranks that use the direct mount with it. Let me know if you have any other questions and i'd be happy to help, feel free to give a shout at 801.204.4547 or cojohnson@backcountry.com. Cheers, Connor

        Hi, Is the CINCH chainring available in 38T? Your drop down menu shows 38T, 40T, 42T?! I thought these were only available up to size 36T? Please confirm.

        Do you sell the direct mount crankset with this chainring?