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Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring

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    32 Reviews


    Remove redundancy.

    Toss your double and triple-cranksets aside for the streamlined Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring. Offered in 30 through 38-tooth options for a wide range of gearing possibilities, the Narrow Wide Chainring is an optimal solution for cutting precious grams off your bike, while eliminating front shifting altogether. Pairing with 9, 10, and 11-speed drivetrains, this chainring features a Narrow Wide tooth profile to prevent the chain from jumping, allowing you to run a 1X drivetrain without the use of a chain guide. Please note that the Narrow Wide Chainring is only compatible with 104 BCD cranks.

    • Comes in 30, 32, 34, 36, 38-tooth options
    • 30t option is threaded; requires standard M8x0.75 chainring bolts (sold separately)
    • Compatible with 9, 10, 11-speed drivetrains
    • 104mm bolt circle diameter with four-bolt interface
    • Item #RCF000A

    Tech Specs

    7075 aluminum
    Number of Rings
    30 32 34, 36 38
    Bolt Circle Diameter
    Bashguard Included
    four bolt
    Recommended Use

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this after Shae( She is great) from the bike dept at backcountry recommend it as part of the parts ( Shimano CN-HG600 11-Speed Chain,Shimano XT CS-M8000 Cassette,Shimano XT RD-M8000 Rear Derailleur, Shimano XT SL-M8000 RapidFire Trigger) to convert my baby (2016 Santa Cruz Heckler) to a 1 x 11. After a 100 miles I have not dropped my chain, some of those mile have been at bike park (mountain Creek NJ) which as some very rocky terrain. It looks good and performs like a champ, could not be happier; all done at a very reasonable price. My only regret is that i did not changed sooner to a 1 x11

    1x FTW

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love these rings. I ran a 30T with 36 out back and now I run 32T with a 42 in back. I think it's just great. I never have lost a chain on this setup and it converts from 2x very smoothly. If you have a standard 12-36 cassette I would recommend going with a 30T unless you are very strong. That semi-granny can be nice for those long doubletrack slogs.

    Great Chainring

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Race Face makes great products and this is no exception. The narrow wide works great for a single ring in the front and fits on my cranks effortlessly.
    Plus you can pick them up in awesome colors.

    Simple and efficient!

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

    I replaced the three rings on my Giant with a Race Face 32T because I only use the second ring anyway. It bolted right up and works fine with the stock rear derailleur. No other changes needed other than changing to single ring mounting hardware.

    Simple and efficient!

    $ Money $

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love the RaceFace Chainrings, they represent the best value in narrow wide rings, by a long shot. They function wonderfully and I do not hesitate to continue running them.
    Other products used:
    SRAM, WolfTooth, Chromag (SRAM Licensed), MRP Wave Ring.

    I just wished they lasted a little longer, but that is the price you pay for a light weight narrow wide ring.

    Solid componentry

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    When I converted to a 1X system a month ago, this cog was one of the crucial pieces to my setup. It has already undergone several hundred miles, and has held up admirably on the steepest and most technical of climbs, as well as a couple of races. Quality product.

    Solid Commuter Option

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got doored on my commuter bike a few months ago which resulted in a few scrapes and bruises along with a bent chainring. I wasn't a huge fan of the stock gearing, so I decided to swap everything out. I'm using a 38t with a 9spd 11-28 cassette. I would have preferred a larger ring, but those don't seem to be available in a 104bcd and I didn't feel like spending a ton of money on a new bottom bracket or crank. I'm a big fan of the 1x commuter, and will likely go with a real 11spd system if I ever trade in my Sirrus Sport.

    This is a pretty good site for seeing how your gearing will change:

    Great, chain doesn't pop off

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Chain doesn't pop off at all have the narrow-wide on 2 bikes now, no chain guide, haven't had a pop off yet. The only down side is that I would recommend a bash guard or taco to protect the ring and chain from casing and rocks.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I decided to drop my front derailleur all together went with this as the replacement. I bought a 36t and a 32t to use interchangeably. Super easy to clean or swap sizes. I have dropped a chain but I'm not currently running a chain guide.


    good bye front derailleur!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    i had had enough with my triple chain ring up front so i took it all off and purchased this guy, no quide needed as long as you have a type 2 rear derailleur. once in a blue moon i will loose a chain. 32t is a decent range for the highs and lows, it does make climbing large hills somewhat painful though.

    I would like to convert my bike into a 1x11. So I was wondering if the Race Face Narrow Wide Chain ring will interchange with the Race Face Next SL Carbon 2X10 speed cranks and go from a 2x10 to a 1x11 set up?

    I have a shimano xt 2x10 m785 will this fit on it? And do i have to change the chain length? Thanks

    Best Answer

    This will fit, but its not ideal. It works better on a 3x crankset so the ring can be centered. You will have to play with chainline on a 2x.

    Chain length can remain the same, but its a good idea to shorten it up so you only have 4 extra links in the largest rear cog.

    Running SRAM XX1 with raceface 32T ring. Does the chain need to be resized if I upsize or downsize the chainring by one increment? If so, do I need a new chain for upsizing or can a link be added to the existing chain? same for downsizing, new chain or shorten the existing one?


    The XX1 system is very particular when setting up the chain length for proper performance. If its just for a single race on less than rough terrain, you might be able to get away without changing the chain but we'd always suggest it. If you're investing in the chain ring, go ahead and get a matching chain. Here's what Sram has to say about setting it up:

    "he chain is correct when placed in the 42 rear and around the front ring(no der in this) then we add 2 full outside links. This is longer than conventional system with one link"

    I want to convert a shimano xt crank from...

    I want to convert a shimano xt crank from 3x10 to 1x10, can I do this with this one?


    How are you doing these ring are designed to fit in the 2nd gear position of all major cranksets on the market. Just ensure the bolt circle diameter is 104mm. The way you determine that is by measuring hole center to center were the second chainring goes. But I have personally put these on shimano cranks without any issues.

    If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly at



    Will this ring work with a shimano xt...

    Will this ring work with a shimano xt crank? I want to convert my 3x10 to 2x10 so thinking the 36 ring would be perfect. Would I need to buy bolts too? Thanks.