Review by Cap’um
Submitted by Cap’um a Cross Country Rider from Boston area, MA
Bottom Line: I haven’t ridden these chainrings for very long, but I wanted to write a review while the memory of my old rings is still somewhat fresh.
These chainrings are absolutely brilliant! (no, I’m not British, just hear me out…).
Date Reviewed: April 30, 2010
Favorite Trail: Red Tail Trail (thanks, NEMBA! )
Duration Product Used: Less than 1 month
Purchased At: WickWerks
Strengths: Fast, clean shifting. Shifting under load. No more waiting.
Weaknesses: None yet.
Similar Products Used: TruVativ, Race Face
Bike Setup: Titus Motolite, SRAM X9 rear derailer, XT front derailer, SRAM PC991 cross-step chain, SRAM PG990 cassette, and of course the WickWerks Mountain XC Compact front chainrings.
Bottom Line: These chainrings are absolutely brilliant! (no, I’m not British, just hear me out…).
You know how a good, well-tuned rear derailer just works on the rear cassette? You shift, it changes gears, and it does it quickly and cleanly, with no fuss. Now imagine having that up front. THAT is the WickWerks chainrings. These chainrings dramatically reduce the time you have to wait for a shift. It almost always feels instant, clean, and quiet. All in all, these are FAR better than any other chainrings I have ridden.
I’d also like to say that this company deserves your business. I ordered a set directly from their site, and it promptly arrived in the mail. About a month later, I received another set in the mail. To my complete surprise, Chris (from WickWerks) tells me that he just finished production on his next refinement, and he wanted me to have the latest version! Where have you ever heard of service like that before?!?!
I will be spreading the word about these WickWerks chainrings to all of my riding friends…
* From MTBR.com