Hinted at after our original post on the new Race Face Narrow Wide (N/W) chainrings, Race Face components 30t 104 BCD chainring is official. Race Face now joins WTC in offering a 30t N/W ring that is compatible with cranksets that typically have a 32t minimum by spacing out the ring with threaded posts.
Consumers looking for lower gearing for 1×9/10/11 conversion just got another option. More details next.
Like all of the other N/W rings from Race Face, the 30t ring is compatible with any 104 BCD crankset and is compatible with 9, 10, and 11 speed chains. As more and more riders look to ditch the front derailleur in favor of 1x setups, N/W chainrings offer amazing chain security without the need of a chain guide. The 35g 30t N/W ring will be available in early July and will be offered in black, blue, red, and green. Retail is set at $59.99.
Like the WTC ring, the Race Face ring does not use a two piece chainring bolt. Instead the ring itself is threaded and is attached with an M8x0.75 chainring bolt of varying length based on the thickness of the crank tabs. In order to figure out the correct bolt length and whether or not you need the Race Face tab shims they offer, there is a handy chart for your reference.
You may have to wait a bit for the 30t ring, but 32/34/36/38 t rings ( all colors – Black/Blue/Red/Green) of the Single N/W will begin shipping this week.