Previously only available in an 11-speed version, the new Race Face Steel 12-Speed Cinch Chainring is made from chromoly steel and retails for just $20. Learn more here…

When I was updating my Surly Karate Monkey’s drivetrain back in 2018, I remember Skyler recommending Race Face’s steel direct-mount chainring as a great option to pair with my Aeffect crankset. Offerings for cheap, durable chainrings are few and far between, so a $20 ring from a BC-based company had me excited. Long story short, that thing went through hell and back, including a ride down the Oregon Timber Trail, and didn’t wince once.

As such, I’m excited to see Race Face launching an updated 12-speed compatible version of this chainring that’s optimized for Shimano 12-speed chains and designed using their CINCH chainring interface. It’s made from heat-treated chromoly steel for higher wear resistance and the cold forming manufacturing process is said to reduce excess material waste.

race face steel 12-speed
  • race face steel 12-speed
  • race face steel 12-speed
  • Material: Chromoly Steel
  • Sizes: 30T, 32T, 34T
  • Weight: 154g (32T)
  • Price: $19.99 USD / $26.99 CAD
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