How long are your narrow/wide rings lasting?
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    How long are your narrow/wide rings lasting?

    Obviously very subjective based on lube, conditions, cleaning, etc but I'm curious what others are getting out of theirs.

    I have about 1,000 miles on mine (40T Race Face) and all of the finish is worn from the teeth but it seems to be working great. My mountain bike Race Face rings only last ~500 miles. Obviously there's more teeth on a cross ring but still.

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    Raceface rings are soft. But, the Sram rings are really terrible for wear.

    I like Wolf Tooth. Made in the USA and hold up great.

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    Other than making you have to buy them more often, I wonder why RF rings are soft? They aren't notably cheaper than other competitive models (Absolute Black, Wolf Tooth, etc).

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    I am running a Wolf Tooth, 42 with over 2,500 miles on it, and its in very good condition still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corndog View Post
    Raceface rings are soft. But, the Sram rings are really terrible for wear.

    I like Wolf Tooth. Made in the USA and hold up great.
    +1 for Wolf Tooth, very durable.

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    It's always been the case that cross chaining causes rings to wear out quicker but this seems to be especially so on the wide teeth of a narrow/wide ring. Someone who spends lot of time at the end of the cassette will wear the ring quicker than a rider who rarely uses 1st and 11th gear. This has been widely observed in MTB by riders whose chainring choice is on the big side for their fitness and do most of their climbing in 1st gear. They notice that the chainring wears pretty quickly and loses some of its ability to prevent dropped chains. I find myself rarely using 1st or 11th gears and also getting very good chainring life.

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