Changing chainrings

by pdows47   November 11, 2013  

Hey folks,

I'm shortly taking delivery of a new bike (to me anyway) fitted with SRAM rival compact chainset (50/34). I want to change it to something like 52/39 which is fitted to my current bike with a compact spider. The BB is new so doesn't need changing. My question is can I do this by buying New chainrings, or will I need a new chainset. I'm trying to avoid spending excess money as I'm after New wheels soon anyway.

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Should just be a case of changing the rings, so long as they are the same BCD

posted by CDK1962 [26 posts]
11th November 2013 - 18:27

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Thought so. In that case, any recommendations for 52/36 chainring sets?? With a 110 bcd

posted by pdows47 [103 posts]
11th November 2013 - 20:07

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posted by Welsh boy [103 posts]
11th November 2013 - 22:18

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Stronglight Zicral

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [304 posts]
12th November 2013 - 0:23

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Remember you might need a few more links in your chain.

posted by morethansonglyrics [56 posts]
12th November 2013 - 12:35

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I high recommend TA Specialities they are durable, light and come in just about any configuration you can dream up.

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posted by William Black [196 posts]
12th November 2013 - 12:50

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William Black wrote:
I high recommend TA Specialities they are durable, light and come in just about any configuration you can dream up.

And they are supremely shiney!

In all seriousness, TA rings were what my LBS had when I needed it at short notice - very happy with them.

posted by gw [44 posts]
12th November 2013 - 14:14

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Had good experiences with TA, Stronglight and Middleburn rings. Steer clear of replacement SRAM rings, cheap but they wear out quickly IME.

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posted by joemmo [795 posts]
12th November 2013 - 14:14

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