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Race Face Adds Narrow/Wide Cyclocross Chainrings

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Race Face narrow-wide cyclocross chainrings

Just in time for your ’14/’15 season prep comes the new Race Face Narrow/Wide Cyclocross Chainrings.

They use the same thick/thin alternating tooth profiles as their mountain bike single chainring, which we’ve started reviewing here. They’ll be offered in 110BCD (38/40/42) and 130BCD (40/42/44), in black only for starters. They can be mounted to the inside or outside of your normal double chainring crankset’s spider, yielding a 46.5mm chainline when mounted on the outer face (recommended) and 40mm on the inside. Standard road double chainline is roughly 45mm.

Some sizes available now, others coming very soon. Retail is $59.99 to $69.99 depending on size. More below…

Race Face narrow-wide cyclocross chainrings

The chainrings can be run with either side facing out, stealthy or brand loyal. Other colors may come in the future if demand is there. They do not come with bolts, but should work with standard bolts/nuts on some cranksets. Depending on the design, and which side of the chainring you face outward, you may need short or single speed bolts/nuts.

Race Face narrow-wide cyclocross chainrings

Rob at Race Face weighed a 110/42t and 130/44t chainring, and both ended up at 76g.

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Tim A
Tim A
9 years ago

Would love a 50t to make a roadgoing Red shifter/XO der/11-36 cassette setup with a range similar a 53-39×12-26 double. Anyone?

Sevo
Sevo
9 years ago

Tim-I’m with ya. Hell even a 49t (which is what Boo founder Nic Frey raced pro road on with a 11-28 FYI) or a 48t would be baller.

Tim A
Tim A
9 years ago

Sevo,

49t would be hard to make work as a narrow/wide 😉

Coupe
Coupe
9 years ago

Sevo- Narrow Wide = Even Tooth Counts

Wolf Tooth currently makes a 46t.

Ck
Ck
9 years ago

Good to know i’m not the only one who would love to carry over my 1x love in CX to the road bike.

Will
Will
9 years ago

I would like a 4 bolt 44 please.

CXisfun
CXisfun
9 years ago

Talk about some huge gearing jumps on a 1x 11-36 setup. Yikes.

PDXFixed
9 years ago

Man, what am I going to do with all these old front derailleurs?

Tim A
Tim A
9 years ago

CXisfun,

People deal with much worse (excessive flex, rims that don’t stop when wet) to save a pound or less off their road bikes 🙂

Clay
Clay
9 years ago

Coupe – I don’t see a 46 on Wolf Tooth’s website. I emailed them and they indicated that they might expand their offerings this spring, so hopefully soon.

Ck
Ck
9 years ago

This might be a shocker, but some people out there aren’t super picky about cadence.

thesteve4761
thesteve4761
9 years ago

God, how come they didn’t come out with a 48.5 ring in purple. Jerks.

generalee2010
generalee2010
9 years ago

i was looking for one of these a year and a half ago when i built my commuter up. now i can have one!
i am currently running a 48 with an 11-27 1×10, and its more than enough range for the area of Texas i live in; the jumps between gears arent too bad at that cassette range.

Evan
Evan
9 years ago

these are pretty, but where are the clutch derailleurs to go with it (short cage for the typical 12-27 or 11-28) for racing cross? $15-20 gets a 130bcd 42T bmx chainring off ebay…

King County
King County
9 years ago

Awesome! After getting a 4 bolt RF ‘ring for a 1×10 mtb set-up, I was looking for a 5 bolt for my commutter, at RF quality and price. Prayers answered!

Andy
Andy
9 years ago

1+ here for a 48 or 50T for road use, would be ideal on my commuter.

But 1 thing, there are still a hell of a lot of us still using 9 speed bits (i have a some loevely XO 9 speed that is still working fine), so when will these guys not realaise that some of us still have this stuff but still want to run 1x set ups as well.

I currently am running 3 1×9 set-ups, 1 cross 1 MTB & 1 commuter, so a 1x compatable thick/thin would be really appreciated!

Henrik
Henrik
9 years ago

I just pulled the trigger on a 40t closeout RF single ring the other day for my ss cx build. I almost went wit the Narrow wide… but I don’t plan on running any gears.

kimbers
kimbers
8 years ago

looks great for my comutter as I currently run a 42T chainring on a 1×10, but 4 bolt please!!

Dunc
Dunc
8 years ago

50t x XX1 on the road baby. That’s what I’m talking about. Find a gear and either spin or mash- it’s up t you. No more fannying about with old fr Mech tech I say…

Al
Al
8 years ago

Wolf Tooth now have a 50T!
http://www.wolftoothcycling.com/collections/chainrings/products/110-bcd-cyclocross-chainrings
About to order one to go on a GT Edge Ti build as my new commuter… Merry Christmas to me! 😀

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