Why We Like The Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring
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.
The Narrow-Wide design helps to retain the chain by preventing jump, which is due to a tighter interface between inner and outer links. Now there's no need for heavy guides, and with the large-ratio spread of modern cassettes and 26- through 36-tooth Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring options from Race Face, you can kiss redundant double and triple cranksets goodbye. The proprietary Cinch spline found on the Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring uses a standard Park BBT-22 bottom bracket tool for installation.
This design eliminates the weakness of four-bolt interfaces, and its 7075-T6, 4mm-thick, aerospace-grade aluminum transfers pedal loads without flexing. The Race Face Narrow Wide Cinch Direct Mount Chainring is only compatible with Cinch cranks, comes in 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, and 38t options, and it works with 9-through-12-speed drivetrains.
- Dial in your cranks with the perfect Cinch chainring
- Narrow-wide tooth profile for precise chain engagement
- Aerospace-grade alloy is light and durable
- 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
- Compatible with Boost, Superboost, and non-Boost hub spacing
- Compatible with SRAM and Shimano 11 and 12-speed drivetrains
- Item #RCF006P
- 7075 aluminum
- Number of Rings
- 24t, 26t, 28t, 30t, 32t, 34t, 36t, 38t
- Bolt Circle Diameter
- direct mount
- Compatible Components
- Race Face cranks with Cinch
- Claimed Weight
- [24T] 1.2oz (33g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
5 based on 2 ratings
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September 30, 2023
My Go-To Chainrings since 2016
- I've put it through the wringer
If you're single-ringing with a Cinch crankset, this is the chainring for you. I've used these ranging from 30T to 36T with 10-, 11- and 12-speed drivetrains. Paired with a modern clutched rear derailleur, chain slap and chain drop should be nuisances of the past. Relatively lightweight (it's machined from one piece of aluminum) yet somewhat spendy and prone to wear, so if price and durability are your biggest concerns, you might consider the steel version.
November 30, 2021
Perfect Solution for 1x11 Drivetrain
- I've used it several times
I have a 1x11 drivetrain w/ 30x42 being my lowest climbing gear. Instead of upgrading to a 1x12 w/ 32x50, I changed my front ring to a 28t. Everything works perfectly and the chain did not need to be shortened. I couldn't be happier and have no desire to upgrade the drivetrain at this point.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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