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Race Face Narrow Wide Chainring

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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

Material
7075 aluminum
Number of Rings
1
Teeth
30 32 34, 36 38
Bolt Circle Diameter
104
Connection
four bolt
Recommended Use
cycling

Tech Specs

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Does the job

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use the Raceface narrow wide chainring with an Eagle drivetrain and old XTR cranks and it works perfectly. No issues with the chain coming off thanks to the narrow wide design. The Raceface logo pattern is a nice touch and the anodization is high quality and comes in every color to match your other components.
But I have two complaints with this item. First is you need very specific, shallow chainring bolts that really should be included. Second is while aluminum is great for weight, steel is exponentially more durable. I do not understand the obsession of the bike industry to save a couple grams at the cost of durability, especially for mountain bikes.

1 Buy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Go 1x on your mountain bike if you have not. The price of this chainring makes it a no brainer for anyone looking to switch to a more simple drivetrain system, and you will have no regrets after switching.

Ditch the chain guide.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The best hing about the race face narrow wide ring is the fact that it is not 11 speed specific. You can even run the ring on your old 10 speed drive train and it virtually eliminates the need for the clunky chain guides of yesteryear.

Race Face wide-narrow tooth profile..

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The ultimate solution for anyone that wants to run a 30 tooth chain ring on any 4bolt crank. Race Face has specifically designed a wide-narrow tooth profile that keeps the chain really snug, allowing you to leave your chain keeper in the garage. I simply love this chain ring.

Excellent!!

  • 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.

Works Great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This chainring will keep your chain on 99.9% of the time. Works great with 10 or 11 speed setups. If you are still looking for added insurance a simple top guide works great.

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.

Awesome

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

The middle 'ring on my 3x10 setup was toast, so I decided to make the leap to 1x11. This chainring works great and was able work with my (formerly) 3x crankset.

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.

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.

My bike was set up with Shimano SLX 2x10 and I didn't have any issues getting it set up. I took out a few links in the chain because I also went with a short cage derailleur in the rear. I think you will want to take out a few links so you don't have too much slack in the chain.

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?

Bill,



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?

Hi,



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 ececala@backcountry.com



Thanks,

Enrico

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.