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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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CDK1962 [25 posts] 3 years ago
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Should just be a case of changing the rings, so long as they are the same BCD

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pdows47 [103 posts] 3 years ago
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Thought so. In that case, any recommendations for 52/36 chainring sets?? With a 110 bcd

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Welsh boy [316 posts] 3 years ago
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Jack Osbourne snr [568 posts] 3 years ago
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Stronglight Zicral

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morethansonglyrics [61 posts] 3 years ago
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Remember you might need a few more links in your chain.

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William Black [193 posts] 3 years ago
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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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gw [44 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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joemmo [1164 posts] 3 years ago
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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.