Paul Components has a new 1x adapter and chainring combo designed to fit their standard cranksets.
The chainring has thinner teeth for 1x geared systems, letting it work with the thinner 10 and 11 speed chains. The chainring is 3/32″ wide, versus 1/8″ for the or singlespeed rings. It’ll come in 32/34/36/39 tooth counts.
The black spacer pushes the ring closer to the frame, keeping the chain line at the center of the cassette. Basically in the middle of the 2x double chainrings it replaces. Closeups and more below…
Retail’s $294 for the whole crankset, or $91 for just the spacer and chainring.
The teeth are standard shapes, no extra tall or narrow/wide designs, so they’re designed for use with one of Paul’s various chain guides:
The new quick release uses a protected cam to prevent damage from rock strikes or the elements. Available in 100, 130/135 and 170mm sizes. Retail is $50, each, $100 for the set. They might be working on a thru axle version, too. Maybe.