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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:31 pm 
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I have a nice m737 xt chainset that I think needs new rings (some slippage under load).

Now I'm very undecided about what rings to go for.... The original shimano rings shift really well but the chances of getting a nos 32t & 42t chainring is slim at best.

So I'm after suggestions for possible replacement rings.
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5 arm
I need a 32t and a 42t
94mm pcd
Must shift well (pinned and ramped)
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:47 pm 
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Middleburn.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Don't need to be pinned'n'ramped to shift well...

...stainless Surly rings on my cro-mega work just fine with DX thumbies 8)

Kooka rings are nice; check out the LX chainset for my red Wot in my sig. below.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Never had a set of rings shift so well as my latest middleburn slickshift hardcoats.
The up shift seems instantaneous with no dragging whatsoever.
They're an odd colour though with the hardcoat anodising, but it didn't bother me on this bike.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:21 am 
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TA specialities are the best I have ever used.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:42 pm 
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TA seem to outlast everything else in my experience, Middleburn are nice but not so pretty, Stronglight are good value and last well. Shimano are brilliant at shifting but wear about as well as if they were made of cardboard. They also seem ot develop chainsuck from all those aggressive ramps and pins. As I don't use indexed front shifting they are largely unnecessary for me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Hmm

I have a set of middleburn slickshift on my orange and they're ok but I'm not 100% on the shifting, This could be down to the Sachs gripshifters though... :?

I'm using M737 STI so the front shifting needs to be good and consistant, this is where the shimano stuff seems to excel, but then again it was designed to work together :lol:

Anyone got any decent pics of a TA setup? Or any others come to that?


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:34 pm 
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WD :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:36 pm 
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You might not get OE rings easily, but most modern Shimmy rings with the correct number of mounting holes will fit. Provided they're the right colour you'd need to be on your hands and knees to notice any difference.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:15 am 
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+1 for Stronglight.


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