Need New Outer Chainring, Advice Anyone?!?!

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Max Phillips, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Max Phillips

    Max Phillips New Member

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    so thanks to the cliche college party, my 53t chainring looks like a potato chip. One shop tried fixing it (I didn't find out it was bent until I arrived at a race) but to no avail. Now I'm in the market for a new outer chainring. It's going on a Trek 5000 with the stock drivetrain, so Bontrager Race Lite crankset (double).

    What kind of chainring should I look for? Also, what gearing. While there are some hills where I ride in Indiana, I have no problem climbing most of them with a 53/19 gearing or lower, so I was highly considered buying a 56t chainring.

    Any suggestions or warnings towards certain sizes/brands?

    Also, if I were to purchase a 56 rather than a 53, would my front deraileur need adjusted?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Xsmoker

    Xsmoker New Member

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    56t?? maybe if you were a time trialer. You should try and get OEM ring. Chain rings are designed to work as a pair for optimal shifting.
     
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