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It's a totally fair question and I'll be addressing it with specific comparisons in my review. I'm running Camo on a RaceFace Turbine Cinch crankset. This is my line of thinking:
Q) Why not just run a fixed spider Shimano crankset with a four bolt spider and stainless Wolftooth Stainless N/W ring?
A-a) I like the flexibility that a direct mount crankset gives me and the Cinch interface is so good I don't see any advantaged to a fixed spider.
Q) Okay, in that case why not just run RaceFace's spider on the Cinch crankset with a Wolftooth Stainless N/W ring?
A-1) The Camo spider uses posts that the Chainring sits on instead of a standard chainring bolt and nut interface. The bolts themselves are under no sheer loads allowing for the use of alloy bolts for a lighter system that is at least as secure but much faster to change rings on.
A-2) RaceFace cranks are sold a-la-carte and purchasing a RaceFace Cinch 4-bolt spider and a Wolftooth 4-bolt stainless N/W ring is the around the same price as a Camo setup.
A-3) Stainless Steel vs. Stainless Steel the Camo system weights 1/2 as much as a stainless steel direct mount ring with no penalties I can perceive in performance (comparing a Camo aluminum setup with an aluminum direct mount ring does not yield a similar benefit).
If you're not sold there a range of colourful [bolt kits](https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/camo/products/camo-colored-bolts) are available for $5 a kit (half joking).
If you're running round rings the Camo spider also fits down to a 28t which is a nice feature for folks swapping rings around regularly (quick and wide range of availability).
I hope that's a good explanation (still a work in progress).
Thanks for engaging and please let me know if that makes sense!
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