There’s no shame in admitting it – sometimes you just need a lower gear. Technically, the new RaceFace Micro ring could be used for anything with a 64 BCD, but more than likely this will appeal to those with the fattest tires. Depending on the crankset used, and the frame it’s mounted to, using the inner position on a double crank can result in a better chainline. More importantly though, the smaller BCD allows for a tiny 24t ring that mounts with standard chainring bolts. Update: As RaceFace mentioned below, they will be offering the 64 BCD in a 26t ring as well.
To go along with that Micro ring, RaceFace is also offering a Micro bash guard. When run with the guard the Micro set brings another benefit to the table – better rock clearance. If you find yourself rock crawling on your fat bike or smashing your chainring far too often on trail obstacles, the smaller ring should give you some much needed clearance. While you will lose out on the high range, the smaller ring should also allow the use of a standard 11-36t cassette for plenty of low gearing without resorting to a cassette adapter.
Whatever your set up, more options are always better. RaceFace is offering this 24t option for $59.99 as a set for the ring and the bash guard. Both are available now.