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S-works chain ring soft?

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:08 pm
by itsacarr
Is it me or are the s-works chainrings (non "team" version) extremely soft flimsy.

Previous experience mostly with Red chain rings and simply looking down under load shows quite a bit of back and forth on the chain ring. Not rubbing unless cross chaining but still - more than I have noticed before.

Perhaps it's time to move to praxis!

Re: S-works chain ring soft?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:31 am
by mattyNor
We had a ex track athlete who would come into my store and train. One day he borrowed someone's bike with sworks rings. He's doing his thing then all of a sudden BANG, while sprinting he managed to flex the chainring enough the chain fell off with explosive results. His bikes are all Dura-Ace equipped and this has never happened to him before. He had to get up to 2000watts to do this though but it happened every time he got that high.

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Re: S-works chain ring soft?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:44 am
by maquisard
Not Specialized, but I switched from Rotor non Q-Rings on a Rotor 3D+ crankset to Praxis rings and the Praxis were dramatically stiffer. I highly recommend them, close second to Shimano in terms of the leading chainring manufacturer.