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Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring

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Item # RCF000K

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Item # RCF000K

Simple, stiff, light.

Of all the recent innovations in mountain biking, the Narrow Wide tooth profile featured on the Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring is arguably the most understated progression. Race Face has designed a tighter interface between the inner and outer links to prevent the chain from jumping. The Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring eliminates the weakness of four-bolt interfaces, and its 7075-T6, 4mm-thick, aerospace-grade aluminum transfers pedal loads without flexing, offering the lightest and stiffest interface between Race Face cranks.

  • Narrow Wide tooth profile
  • 7075-T6, 4mm-thick, aerospace-grade aluminum
  • Cinch-compatible works with 9-,10-,11-speed drivetrains
  • Cinch spline found on the Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring uses a standard Park BBT-22 bottom bracket tool for installation

Tech Specs

7075 aluminum
Number of Rings:
26 28 30, 32 34 36 t
Bashguard Included:
Compatible Components:
Race Face cranks with Cinch
Recommended Use:
Actual Weight:
Purple, 32T: 70g; Green, 28T: 48g

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Awesome rings!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These rings are great. I haven't worn one out yet, but I did downsize for early season riding from 32 to 30 tooth, and added some anodized flare to the bike while I was at it. These rings install easily with an older Shimano bb tool, I use TL-UN52. I run this chainring with a Shimano XT M8000 group, works great!

A colorful chainring

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Need to swap to a different size front ring? Easy. These work great with any Race Face cinch crankset so I can swap my ring out as my legs get stronger with the season. Plus the color options are a great way to add some flair. They don't wear too quickly so I can run one for at least a whole season without worn down rings or dropped chains

How do I know what the chainline will be with this? I want to change my xtr di2 from a 2x11 to a 1x11. my bike has boost spacing and my understanding is that I need a chainline that is 51-53mm. If I use this chainring, what will my chainline be?

Hey Brad!

Chainline on these is 51mm. They work great on most boost bikes. Feel free to get in touch directly if you have any more questions!

Great color options and durability

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nice hard alloy, lasts a lot longer than stock SRAM offerings. Great color options to add a bit of bling to your bike (I love that they do purple ano). No dropped chains for me so far!

Is the chainring compatible with Shimano XT 1x11 rear mech and chain?

Hey Tor,

This will be compatible with a Shimano 1x11 chain/cassette/rear derailleur (compatible with Sram & Shimano 9, 10 , 11 speed drivetrains), but you will need to use the RaceFace Cranks that use the direct mount with it. Let me know if you have any other questions and i'd be happy to help, feel free to give a shout at 801.204.4547 or Cheers, Connor

Works great. Looks great.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the riding I do, this ring works great. Easy to install and the chain hasn't dropped once. And the color is perfect!

Great Chainrings!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These will only work with CINCH system equipped RaceFace cranks.

That said, they are extremely easy to change, and work fantastically well. No creaks, noises, or excessive wear so far; very happy!

Hi, Is the CINCH chainring available in 38T? Your drop down menu shows 38T, 40T, 42T?! I thought these were only available up to size 36T? Please confirm.

On Race Face's website, they list the larger cinch chainrings under "CX." But as long as you have a cinch crank, you can run any size from 24T - 42T (provided your frame can accommodate it).

Avg. ride time: 5m per week
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Relief From My 32t!

    My bike came with a 32t that I don't feel I'm quite in shape for when climbing so I decided to buy a 28t to swap it out with. They're pretty easy to change (if you have the tools) and I'm very pleased in the difference so far!

    Do you keep your chain the same length when you swap 4 teeth?

    Call Me A Convert

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I just switched my bike to 1x11 and am running the orange 28T on my Next SL cranks.

    What I like:
    - cinch makes swapping chainrings a breeze
    - awesome color options
    - no chain drop over bumpy stuff

    Call Me A Convert

    Color fun!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I wanted to have the options for better climbing, I have the blue 30t and green 28t and they both rule! No chain dropping, smooth , easy install and super cool looking, Race Face is the bomb! Totally in love , Thanks Race Face for making super bomber components with a little flare! No photo yet, but soon, so you can really see how sweet this is.

    Color fun!

    Race Face Keeps It Tight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch System is the bees knees. It is a total game changer and along with Shimano, and Sram provides that ever so consistent retention capabilities that those three are known for.

    Boost Ready

      When building my new Pivot Mach 6 choosing the right crank and chainring was important because the 2016 Mach 6 has Boost spacing (12x148 mm rear axle). Race Face cranks and chainrings already work with Boost; for both Shimano and SRAM you need special Boost cranksets with a 3mm offset. I originally tried to pair the Green Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring to my Stealth Black/Green frame but the Greens did not match. I swapped for the Black Chainring in 30T, which is best suited for a 1x11 set-up riding in the mountains with lots of climbing.

      Big thanks to Joe Bolton in our Retail Store Bike Shop for getting my new Mach 6 put together. If you are ever in Salt Lake City definitely stop by our Retail Store to check out their bike selection and visit Joe (2607 S 3200 W, Suite A, West Valley UT 84119). Contact me with any questions about this Chainring, especially if you are interested in custom building a new mountain bike.

      Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - - 801-736-4337

      Frame - Pivot Mach 6, Large Stealth Black/Green

      Crankset - Race Face Turbine Crank Arms - Black, 175mm

      Chainring - Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring, 30T

      Bottom Bracket - Race Face Cinch BB92

      Boost Ready
      Avg. ride time: 7m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      One ring to rule them all...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times what this chainring is. As long as you are on a Cinch system. Top quality and would recommend.

      Race Face Wins

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I'm a huge fan of the cinch BB / Crank / Chainring combo. These are very well made, and easy to install with the right tools (8mm hex and Park Tool BB-22). Dropped chains are not an issue when paired with SRAM 1x11.

      ByeBye Front Derailleurs

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      1x has brought an end to front derailleurs but sometimes you need a little easier climbing great. The 28T provides that. The direct mount makes changing chainrings easy and looks good too.