are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Poll ended at Sat May 21, 2016 8:23 pm

yes
1
33%
no
0
No votes
I don't know but I'm going to take a punt
2
67%
 
Total votes: 3
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are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby jules21 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:23 pm


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Re: are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby Duck! » Thu May 19, 2016 11:49 pm

They rather look like it. But if the shifting is good, they're probably fakes - that vintage genuine SRAM rings are notoriously flexy, resulting in rough shifting.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby jules21 » Fri May 20, 2016 9:45 am

Duck! wrote:They rather look like it. But if the shifting is good, they're probably fakes - that vintage genuine SRAM rings are notoriously flexy, resulting in rough shifting.

do you have a recommendation Duck? these are for my TT bike, so I'm not too fussed about shifting as I don't do a lot of it in TTs.

but they're also for a Quarq which a mate is trying to convince me I should swap between my roadie and TT bike, so shifting would matter then!

I assume you mean that newer SRAM rings would shift better?

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Re: are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby Duck! » Fri May 20, 2016 2:22 pm

2013-onward rings are considerably stiffer, which means much better shifting plus easier front derailleur tuning, because the damn things aren't trying to run away when you push the chain against the big one.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby queequeg » Fri May 20, 2016 2:26 pm

They look the same as what I just bought from Bike24, albeit I got a 53/39 & 46/38 139BCD set.
Unlike the rubbish that came with my SRAM Cranks in 2011, these ones seem ok so far.
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Re: are these genuine SRAM chainrings?

Postby jules21 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:53 pm

these are S1 (series 1) rings, which I'm assuming are the old, flexy ones. I might have to grab these, as the price for series 2 onwards goes skywards.

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