Praxis Works offers narrow/wide chainring for Shimano XT and XTR

Component maker also rolls out new cold forged ring and unique BB conversion

Components Interbike
Now Shimano users can have a thick-thin ring, too.

Now Shimano users can have a thick-thin ring, too (click to enlarge).

For all those Shimano devotees looking for a narrow/wide chainring solution, Santa Cruz’s Praxis Works has gotten in the game. The cold forging champions have released a new 96 bolt circle diameter thick-thin-tooth single chainrings that will work with XT and XTR drivetrains. Availability of the new ring is set for November, with pricing slated to come in around $50.

This new 32t 104 BCD ring is designed to take a bashing and keep on spinning.

This new 32t 104 BCD ring is designed to take a bashing and keep on spinning (click to enlarge).

Also new from Praxis Works is a chromoly narrow/wide 32t ring in a 104 BCD. This $75 offering is cold forged, meaning it’s been stamped out using 20,000 tons of pressure. That assures a stiff, durable ring, and allows for fine scalloping on tooth profiles to enhance chain retention. Praxis Works says it will expand beyond the 32t/104 BCD if they see demand for additional offerings.

This new BB conversion kit is aimed directly at stopping the dreaded creak.

This new BB conversion kit is aimed directly at stopping the dreaded creak (click to enlarge).

Finally, Praxis Works launched a new conversion bottom bracket ($85) that will work with the popular Race Face Cinch and Rotor Rex series of cranks that use a 30mm spindle. Utilizing an expanding collet system, the BB is designed to eliminate the potential for creaking in BB30 and PressFit 30 systems. The drive cup threads into a non-drive cup, and as it does so the collet expands to a precise machined stop, which sets the BB and bearings for a super tight fit.

For more information visit www.praxiscycles.com.


About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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