Race Face Turbine Chainring

DESCRIPTION

The chainring is the unsung hero of the bike world. The only time you really think about them is when they screw upAAA mis-shift or throw the chain. Wouldn't it be sweet to have a set of chainrings that didn't just work, but improved the way that your bike rides Say hello to the RaceFace Turbine chainring. Turbines are tougher and quicker shifting, even under load. Finally, you have a chainring that you'll notice when it isn't screwing up your ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 30, 2013]
DennisF
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Shifts smoothly, quiet, light, designed for 3x to 2x conversion.

Comes with aluminum chainring bolts and aluminum plates to dress up the flats where the large outer ring went.

36-tooth ring weigs the same as the factory 32. 24-tooth is half the weight.

Weakness:

None yet.

I got the 36/24 setup. They also make 38/24.

I did a 3x to 2x conversion by replacing the front derailler.

There was usually a little delay when shifting up with my stock chainrings. I thought it was because my 32-tooth ring wasn't big enough for the 2x replacement derailler I got. However, I rode a factory setup on a Trek Superfly SL Elite and it hesitated a little too. These rings shift up instantly and smoothly.

The gearing just feels right -- just the right amount of change when shifting between the two cogs -- not too hi, not too low.

The machining is high-quality -- they just look more precise than the factory rings which were apparently stamped or die-cut. Very quiet.

I'll report back after I get an idea how the aluminum rings are going to wear.

[Mar 27, 2012]
Davezila
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Less flexy than the Team Rings. Nice up/down shifts.

Weakness:

Small (24 tooth) chainring not strong enough - no non-aluminum option available.

Have always been a fan of Raceface (except for some old team rings). The new 2011/12 turbine cranks are nice and stiff and shift great but there is one BIG issue, I have already broken off a tooth on the granny ring with very few hours logged on these rings. Replaced the broken granny and within 3 days - broke the same exact tooth off the new one. This tells me tehre must be a flaw. Bike chainline was verified okay, no binding or excessive looseness either. Did not hit anything either - breakage was due to torque from pedaling up staircases (I used to always break the pawls in the rear hub untill I went chris king). Wish there was a stell optytion for this ring. I think the thinner 10 speed rings don't help either.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano, blackspite, truvativ, other raceface, etc...

[Oct 24, 2011]
firechkn
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

light, strong, amazing upshifts, looks good

Weakness:

not really a weakness, but with light weight some durabilty my be sacrificed. time will tell.

Another great chainring from Race Face. The new design shifts excellent! No waiting for the upshift, clean and crisp.
They seem stiff, and strong. I've clipped a couple of rocks with the big ring, but I coudn't find any nicks or gouges.
I will try and update if they show any abnormal wear, but so far, so good

Similar Products Used:

race face race rings, shimano, truvativ

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