Do narrow wide chainrings need special chains?
Now when using a narrow wide chainring, you don’t need to use a chainguide at all. This keeps thing nice and simple! Some riders still chose to run a chainguide alongside a narrow wide ring for maximum chain security.
Can you shift with a narrow wide chainring?
You’d need a way to make sure the chain meshes with the correct alternating tooth. If the narrow link goes onto the wide tooth, it’s probably not going to work. One thing you could do is get rid of your front derailleur but leave the granny ring on and manually shift the chain as needed.
Can you use front derailleur on narrow wide chainring?
You can, but they won’t shift between the rings as they are designed to keep the chain on.
How effective is narrow-wide chainring?
Narrow-wide chainrings have alternating narrow and wide teeth that fit into the inner and outer links respectively. This makes the chain more secure on the chainring and less likely to fall off. A narrow-wide ring is only necessary if you have a single chainring at the front and a rear derailleur.
Can I use a Shimano chain on a SRAM chainring?
A Shimano 12-speed chain can work with a 12-speed SRAM chainring if the quick-link is replaced with a SRAM or KMC one. The downside of this approach is that the drivetrain will be louder and wear out faster as there’s extra contact between the teeth of the chainring and the inner plates of the chain.
Does narrow-wide chainring work with 8 speed?
Registered. Yes it works fine. I’m running a 32t Raceface narrow/wide with an 8 spd chain on my converted single speed and i’ve had no problems at all.
Will an 8 speed chain work on a narrow-wide chainring?
Yes it works fine. I’m running a 32t Raceface narrow/wide with an 8 spd chain on my converted single speed and i’ve had no problems at all.
Can I use narrow-wide chainring for fixie?
Condensed Answer: Narrow-wide chainrings are fairly thin since they’re designed for multi-speed chains. Meanwhile, single-speed chains are wider than multi-speed chains and the narrow-wide ring will have no problem fitting between the plates. Thus, a single-speed chain can operate with a narrow-wide chainring.
Do SRAM chains fit Shimano cranks?
SRAM cranks are compatible with Shimano chainrings when both components are designed for the same mounting system (BCD).