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Sept. 7, 2016, 9:50 p.m. -  DrewM

#!markdown I love the idea of the steel N/W rings, especially at the price, even if they are twice as heavy as the alloy counterparts. I've heard of issues with teeth deforming and causing premature chain wear with other steel rings (and have experienced it with some steel granny rings) because the rings material is ~ as hard as the chain, but I have zero experience/feedback with the SRAM steel N/W rings so it will be interesting to see how they perform long term. I don't know anyone using one locally at this time. I did have to laugh at the marketing copy. One tooth is narrow, the next tooth is wide, repeat. It's a narrow-wide sprocket. It would be like Chiquita calling Bonita's banana's "imitation". It's a banana. "The same SRAM X-SYNC™ technology at a price well below competitors’ imitation “narrow wide” rings." (source: <https://www.sram.com/sram/mountain/products/sram-x-sync-steel-chainrings>)

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