how do you find the ridea crank and chainrings?
Well, there are some pro and cons to this product, let me share as much as i can on this
when i was given the product to use, it was a breeze to set up and shifting was prefect. It was better then any other "oval chainrings" that I have demo in the past. It is the same as o.symetric in terms of the adjustment as there is only 1 position for the rings to be install, unlike rotor. I have had ZERO chain drop at all!!
* there was some issue with my mates bike that had campy on it. Shifting was a nightmare with this rings. Shimano and Sram have no issues
In some cases, there was no need to adjust the Front DER position at all, only maybe the limit screws only.
on the flat, it really helps to maintain a smoother pedal stroke but when climbing wise, it was kind of weird in the beginning. I had to shift a little on my saddle to find that "sweet spot" while climbing using this rings.
If you are using the current generation of shimano, this chainring when installed looks horrible! but when install on SRAM, it look almost like the original rings.
2 version for this chainring, one is a 3D and 2D. The 3D is a little more "oval" then the 2D which confused me in the start as i was only expecting to have one standard design.
The crank is nothing fantastic, a little over price i feel. I don't have exact weights to compare with since i forgot to weight all the parts before the build.
*note, the crank and crank arm on the is a 4-bolt system. I was told it will help to improve the effects more.
All in all, this product suits my "kind" of riding. The only way to know is to locate a dealer and ask for a demo for a couple of weeks before purchase.
If you need more information on my experience with ridea, just post the question cos as you can see, i am not a guy who is good with product review !!!