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 Post subject: Best Chainrings Upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:03 pm 
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I am looking to upgrade my chainrings for my S-Works crankset. I decided to go compact (50/34) which I had on other bikes in the past. I was wondering about some of the better ones out there. I was thinking about either getting the CT2 Stronglinght's, Cannondale MK5's, or the Praxis. I also like the blacked out look and I got a new S-Works black carbon 110mm spider, anyone have any feedback?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:23 pm 
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I'm liking the Praxis, nearly as good as the Shimano. A good weight savings with only a slight performance hit.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Of course nothing shifts like Shimano, but the Praxis rings are a close second. I have had more trouble with chains and not chainrings. Found that the Shimano and KMC chains appear to shift better than any Wipperman or other chains I have used.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:47 pm 
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Can't go wrong with either Praxis or CT2 Stronglinght. Just see what you find the best deal on. I have used both and had good experience with both.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:09 pm 
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I was disappointed with my Praxis rings. They don't shift notably better than the Sram red/black rings I was using before, and the big ring is noisy. This is with a KMC chain. Their weight is identical to the Sram rings.

I may try the CT2s next.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:12 pm 
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I also support the Praxis chaining... While my Stronglight CT2 rings were noticeably lighter versus the Praxis, the Praxis shifts much better.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Get the Praxis.

I switched to them from S-Works chainrings & shifting is soo much smoother & faster.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:34 pm 
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WheresWaldo wrote:
Of course nothing shifts like Shimano, but the Praxis rings are a close second. I have had more trouble with chains and not chainrings. Found that the Shimano and KMC chains appear to shift better than any Wipperman or other chains I have used.


All of this.
Praxis rings are 2nd to shimano, a huge improvement over sram (stiffer, better ramping / tooth profiles) - and reasonably light.
Also, no garbage wipperman chains... shimano or kmc chains, and should be problem-free.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:36 pm 
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another vote for praxis..


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Go full bling and get Fiberlyte, this is weight weenies after all!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:47 pm 
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Praxis Works--- :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:32 am 
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Maybe try oval ones?

I have a set of Doval rings coming.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:50 am 
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Thank you everyone for your input I ended up getting some CT2 Stronglight's the black look top notch.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Praxis always look good, happy with my CT2's as well though. Pics http://lbrc.org


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Can't go wrong with the Extralite Octaramp RC2. Love mine and the set is under 100g.

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