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 Post subject: Chainrings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:58 pm 
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Need a set of 50-34 in 110 bcd. Will be run on Quarq/Sram crankset. 10 spd. Are Praxis forged rings worth the premium over FSA Pro machined or Sram rings? Any other recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Are you running a SRAM drivetrain? If you are I'd do SRAM rings, if anything else Praxis, I've had subpar performance with pretty much every set of FSA rings that I've run.


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Yes, Praxis are definitely worth the extra money. Shifts much better and you'll notice the stiffness difference.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:44 am 
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 Post subject: Chainrings
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:45 am 
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Stiffness comes from more materials used. Heavier chainring = stiffer chainring. Forging doesn't make Praxis stiffer.

A while back someone had said the Praxis is crap compared to Sram chainrings.


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:43 am 
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With SRAM Red, I found the shifting to be better with Yaw rings than Praxis. Praxis is alright, but the old Force 10s rings shift just as well as my Buzz rings and weigh less (121 vs 131g).

@glepore, I sent you a pm, check your inbox.

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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:34 pm 
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RyanH wrote:
With SRAM Red, I found the shifting to be better with Yaw rings than Praxis. Praxis is alright, but the old Force 10s rings shift just as well as my Buzz rings and weigh less (121 vs 131g).

@glepore, I sent you a pm, check your inbox.


I'd avoid the old Force/Rival style 10 speed chainrings; they shift ok on a 130BCD, but I don't rate them on a 110BCD.


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Perhaps a useless addition given that I ride Shimano, but the Praxis rings on my ROTOR 3D+ shift as well as a Dura Ace 9000 crankset. I'm running Praxis rings on two bikes and wouldn't hesitate to buy again. Quality and function are top notch.


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:07 am 
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i prefer praxis to sram red chainrings, shifting is fine (used them on mechanical red and on etap), i found the red rings wear relatively fast

the benefit of cold forged vs. machined rings is that the forging process changes the structure of the metal, forged parts are tougher - i think only praxis and shimano cold forge chainrings, the finish of the teeth is also noticeably better than my sram red rings


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Ryan was kind enough to send on a pair of 50/34 sram rings. Over a brief 50 mile test, I noticed no difference between them and the praxis 52/36 they replaced. Given that in 30 years of cycling I've never worn out a set of chainrings, suspect I'm ok.


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:24 am 
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i prefer Wickwerks chainring.
Shift best in the bunch, better than Shimano (have Praxis, Red and Wickwerks, used to own Shimano 6800 crankset).

Their 53/34 ratio look boss too (i don't own that combo)
https://wickwerks.com/products/road-bik ... ide-53-34/


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 Post subject: Re: Chainrings
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Praxis way better than FSA; much stiffer resulting in greatly improved shifting.

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