Decade Europe have sent us Kore’s ‘Narrow/Wide’ Stronghold chainrings to test. There’s plenty of choices out there now, where once there was just one option. We check out these new Stronghold rings to see if they live up to their name.
We’ve seen a big shift to single chainring transmissions on trail and enduro bikes over the last few years and in the 2016 Dirt 100 there isn’t a single bike running a double or triple chainset. Many frames are being designed around a single ring set up (with no provision for a front mech) and cheaper ‘1X’ transmissions such as the newly launched Sram NX helps to keep the price down.