Lightest Chainrings?

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Hey Guys,

Just ordered my stronglight pulsions, going to replace the heavy stock steel chainring bolts, but wondering if there are any good chainrings out there that are lighter then the stock ones?

Standard ones weigh 126g for the set (thanks zoey) 53t and 39t. Pretty light, but can I do better?

Thanks

by Weenie


CP
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by CP

Check out Boone Titanium cainrings. www.booneti.com
CP
And your Zero inserts?????
CP

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by CP

Sorry superlite,
The last site was for if you are looking to get married, Don't do that!
The Chainring site:
www.booneti.com/cr/cr.html
sorry.
CP

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Tippster
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by Tippster

Fibre-Lyte
52T claimed 42g
39T claimed 21g

http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/index.html

A 52T fibre lyte ring is on the ww's listings as actual 57g.
taking that same difference between "claimed" and "actual" with the 39T, you get a 52T and 39T together for 85g.

What I dont have is feedback on finish and durability and shifting quality.

and being carbon fibre you may want to use for "race-only"
"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"

Dellucci
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by Dellucci

Hey Superlite , what do you think about the TA Hegoa ...100-110gr for a 52-38 or Extralite but I don´t know what they weight.

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by zoey

Dellucci wrote:Hey Superlite , what do you think about the TA Hegoa ...100-110gr for a 52-38 or Extralite but I don´t know what they weight.


I have a brand new set of the TA Hegoa and they are 146 for 39x53. The stronglight are lighter @126.
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Carbon chainrings?? :roll: The Boone Ti rings look REALLY nice but the price.... :shock:
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by number_22

zoey wrote:
Dellucci wrote:Hey Superlite , what do you think about the TA Hegoa ...100-110gr for a 52-38 or Extralite but I don´t know what they weight.


I have a brand new set of the TA Hegoa and they are 146 for 39x53. The stronglight are lighter @126.

Carbon chainrings?? :roll: The Boone Ti rings look REALLY nice but the price.... :shock:


Hey Zoey, are the Stronglight for 10-speed or 9-speed ?

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

So are the Stronglight the lightest in alloy? How hard are they to get? What I mean is if they are really hard to get then I'll go for something else. I can get the TA pretty easy. And I would be looking for 50T-42T

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by zoey

9 or 10 speed does not matter. Actually the Stronglight are stamped 9/10 speed. Look at the picture above.
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zoey
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Here is a set of 39x53 TA rings 146g
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nino
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by nino

i have some TA Specialite rings that i shaved with a aluminium cutter. it only takes a couple of minutes and the weights are dramatically lower:
38t: 25g
51t: 68g
total: 93g for the set. if i remember right it saved me over 40g total. no issues with durability at all.
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by popawheelie

I was thinking of doing the same thing. I'm a carpenter so I have a couple of routers that could do the job. I was thinking of making a template to guide it though.
If I do the router thing I want to start out with some good rings. No sense in spending a bunch of time on junk.
Is the alloy of the TA rings good and hard?
Which TA rings?
I've seen the TA rings offered at Gypzybikz.
I need a 50T and 42T and it is hard to find them in my sizes.

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Superlite
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by Superlite

Cool tip Nino, thanks. Just wondering, what kind of tool is an aluminum cutter? Got a link to a pic or something?

Thanks!

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by zoey

The Stronglight starting out are 20g lighter. Superlite I nominate you to modify a set. :twinkle:

Breakout the drill press! :twisted:
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nino - What exactly did you shave off? Don't suppose you have before and after pictures??

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