If you’re on the hunt for a 144 or 110 BCD chainring, look no further. Our buddy Aaron from AARN just released his stock for the year at the AARN webshop, including some very limited pieces like we’re showcasing here. These special edition rings are commemorating over a decade of making unique chainrings in the USA. Hop on over to his shop to check out the stock!
One ring to rule them all and by them, I mean all MTB groups from 11 through 12 speeds. This week, ROTOR announced new Universal Tooth Pattern chainrings for all mainstream MTB groups, from Shimano® 12s to SRAM® 11 or 12s. These rings come in round and oval and come in a variety of tooth counts.
-ROTOR Universal Tooth Design Chainrings are 100% compatible with
Shimano® 11s & 12s and SRAM® 11s & 12s MTB groupsets
-ROTOR Universal Tooth Design Chainrings are 100% compatible with
11s & 12s Shimano®, KMC® & SRAM® Eagle® MTB chains
For more information, contact your local dealer.
Well, we finally received our last two products for our Winter drop. In stock now are two sizes in our new 44RN MTB chainrings (28,32t) as well as three colors in our new camp hats. All are in stock in the Radavist Webshop and we’ll be shipping all week!
Apologies for the slow-trickle of products over the past few months but as you’re well aware, Covid-19 has caused severe delays in production. Thank you for your continued support.
Absolute Black’s award-winning oval chainrings just got a little more blinged out with this new rainbow PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating. These rings come in sizes 28-36t and have been made in limited quantities, with a price of $137.95 and shipping today from Absolute Black.
-28T (50g), 30T (55g), 32T (59g), 34T(66g), 36T (74g)
-VD Rainbow (oil slick)
-Compatibility: SRAM AXS, XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle, GX Eagle, NX Eagle, SX Eagle, X1, X0, X9, X7, S2210, S1400, Descendant, Stylo, Truvativ AKA and all DUB cranks.Cane Creek eeWings. GXP and Long spindle BB30. BOOST148 bikes. 9, 10, 11 and 12spd Eagle compatible.
-Material: cnc machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum. Long-lasting construction. Mud optimized
-Chainline: 52mm BOOST148 specific chainline. 3mm offset
-Ovality: Optimized to each size separately. Range: 10.2-14.4% and Timing of 110.5-116.3° after TDC (top dead center) Patent Pending
Wolf Tooth’s newest innovative product design is its CAMO system bashspider and chainrings. These bashspiders attach to the splined interface of MTB cranks and are paired with a CAMO chainring. This bash guard protects your chainring while maintaining an optimum chainline. Available for a number of crank spline interfaces and in stock now at Wolf Tooth.
AARN, the engineering and manufacturing brand, best known for its chainrings, has just relaunched their web shop with more stock, including these limited-edition faded 144bcd rings. Head on over to AARN to see what’s still there as this stuff sells out fast!
The thing I love seeing is a modern road or ‘cross drivetrain with vintage-inspired or straight-up vintage silver cranks. If you’ve wanted to mix up your SRAM or Shimano built bike with something classier than the supplied cranks – which are designed to look good with carbon bikes, not steel frames, IMO – then check out this tidbit of information Jan from Rene Herse just announced.
In designing the Rene Herse chainrings, they anticipated the arrival of 12-speed, so the ramping design on these rings and the ring’s teeth width themselves have been engineered and now confirmed to work with 12-speed systems. I’m not talking “shift and it’ll eventually drop, ‘work'” I mean shift and it’ll smoothly engage.
Read more over at the Rene Herse blog.
-Low Q factor (142 mm for a double)
-Weight (598 g)
-High strength – pass the highest ‘EN Racing Bike’ test for fatigue resistance
-Available as single, double and triple, even for tandems
-Three lengths from 165 to 177 mm, each based on a dedicated forging
-Chainring choices from 52 to 24 teeth
-No worries about spare parts in the future
If you love your Radavist edition AARN Narrow Wide Dirt Chainring and want one for your MTB, then check out AARN’s latest stock drop which includes a black camo and red, white, and blue splatter direct mount 32t MTB chainring. These are in stock now and ship direct from AARN.
I’ve been pestering Aaron from AARN for ages to make a 1x ‘cross chainring and he’s finally got a few ridable prototypes under a select group of people. Once a production run is underway, these new Sawblade Splatter Radavist edition rings will be in stock, so stay tuned…
Absolute Black makes a lot of claims on their website as to the advantages of their oval chainrings and while you might not buy into it, I know people who use them and swear by the technology. New to Absolute Black are these 110/4 BCD chainrings, designed specifically for Dura-Ace 9000, Ultegra 6800, 105- 5800 and others. See more at Absolute Black.
Over the next few weeks, AARN will be producing a number of chainrings in both limited batches and new designs. This particular batch of black and white camo anodizing came a bit early, after a wholesale customer backed out on an order. Their loss, your gain. Swoop one up now at AARN.
Shanghai’s Factory Five brings their Lattice chainring some color with a limited run of army green track rings. Available in 144bcd, 47t-49t, designed and proudly made locally in China. Not many companies can say that! See the full details at Factory Five.
For Cannondale Hollowgram owners wanting a direct mount road or cross narrow-wide chainring, Wolf Tooth Components has exactly what you’re looking for. Available in 38t, 40t, or 42t patterns, their chainrings are made from 7075 Aluminum and are built to last. $98 in stock now at Wolf Tooth with free shipping. Those SRAM users can also join in the fun with GXP from 26t to 42t options!
One of the main requests AARN receives from his track chainrings is a 51t track ring. Well, guess what? They’re in stock now. Head over to AARN to swoop one up.
I’ve been using SRAM’s own direct mount ring for a few weeks now and love it. While I’m all for the slick black aesthetic of their native design, it’s hard to deny the appeal of stainless. Wolf Tooth Components just launched a super durable, SRAM-compatible, made in the USA direct mount chainring for your 1x system. Head over to Wolf Tooth Components for more information and availability.
Unfortunately, in the time this post was scheduled, all that remains are the 24t rings, so if you’re looking for that size, you’re in luck. If not, you’ll have to wait for a restock…
AARN’s 144#N track chainrings have returned in the AAMERICA anodizing, although this time, they’re black, silver, and gray. Each ring’s finish is hand-applied, meaning each part is unique, and is packaged in a limited edition letterpress printed envelope with a black to silver split-fountain logo fade. These ring are available in 47 and 49t options, with only 100 units in stock.
The Radavist’s readers can use the code “AAMERICA” for 12% off their order of anything in the AARN webshop, including these new rings.
The AARN chainrings were an instant classic when they launched back in 2011. Each year, designer Aaron Panone restocks the 144#47/49 chainrings in limited batches. The first restock of 2015 is now on 44RN, in a run of 200. Head over now to pick one up.
With the development of the narrow wide chainring, more and more companies are beginning to roll out their own designs for MTB and cross bikes. The newest I’ve come across is Endless, out of Asheville, NC. They machine and anodize everything in the USA and while they currently only offer 104 BCD rings, they do come in an array of colors for 32t or 36t rings.
See more at Endless.