These chainrings are a game changer for single-ring drivetrains! These Race Face Single rings now feature performance-enhancing chain retention technology, allowing them (for most riders) to be used without a chainguide! The secret are alternating fat/skinny teeth to fit more closely into the narrow and wide plate spacing of a normal chain, "grabbing" the chain and holding it more securely... even without the use of a clutched derailleur!
These Particular Direct mount chainrings are for use with Race Face cranks with CINCH system interface. The Race Face CINCH system allows for easy switching between direct mount rings and spiders, giving you plenty of flexibility for trying out different drivetrain options. Built from aerospace grade 7075-T6 aluminum for excellent durability.
The Narrow/Wide Single Rings are strong enough to stand up to the abuse of the downhill trail, yet light enough for cross country racers. Single Rings are machined from 7075 aluminum and tested in the most punishing terrain. They’re built to last!