New chain ring recommendations

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by bpe

I am upgrading my road bike by adding a powermeter and upgrading to the new Dura Ace R9150. With the new power meter (either Quarq DZero or Rotor 2INPower), I have the opportunity to change my chain rings. My understanding is that Rotor is not compatible with 4 bolt chain rings while Quarq can do 4 or 5 bolt. I want to keep it as a full compact 50x34. Does anybody have any recommendations for chain rings that are optimal for either power meter? I would like to minimize the weight gain of my upgrades, but not sacrifice shifting performance.


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by Shrike

If you go Rotor Q rings then you will lose some shifting performance. I've got mine setup nicely right now (finally) but I'm sure I'll still get the occasional dropped chain. Rotor No Q shifts fine though.

If you want really nice shifting and super stylish stealth looks then maybe Quark Dzero with SRAM Red eTap graphics rings (missus had them for a while - looked class, shifted beautifully).

But that's SRAM/Shimano, you'd maybe not be into that.

Why not go for the Dura Ace power meter and rings? Too pricey?

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by jrobart

You could also go with the Quarq DFour and stick with DA rings, which is what I just did. Image

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