FIBRE-LYTE CARBON FIBRE CHAINRINGS

THE LIGHTEST (AND POSSIBLY SMOOTHEST RUNNING) CHAINRINGS ON THE PLANET!!

CHAINRING STYLES

     
         
Ultralyte chainring
Lightweight style chainring
Lightweight 2 style chainring
Aero chainring
Total aero chainring
         

ULTRALYTE

LIGHTWEIGHT

LIGHTWEIGHT 2

AERO

TOTAL AERO

 
 

ULTRALYTE - For show use only, very limited for actual riding but the lightest chainring on the planet if you need to lose every last gram.

LIGHTWEIGHT - The lightest chainring for riding. Very light but also some flexibility. Mainly suited to light usage riders or for small chainrings.

LIGHTWEIGHT 2 - The best all rounder. Light, stiff and the most suitable carbon chainring for road or mountain bike use.

AERO - For time trial, track or the rider who wants a stiffer chainring. This is the stiffest carbon chainring available and it's aerodynamic!

TOTAL AERO - For time trial or track. Designed to match the shape of specific cranksets for maximum aero effect.




CARBON WEAVE STYLES

     
         
Plain weave
2x2 twill
1k plain weave
         

PLAIN WEAVE

2 X 2 TWILL

1K PLAIN WEAVE

 
 

PLAIN WEAVE - Commonly used on parts from companies such as Easton, FSA, Sram and more recently Shimano.

2 X 2 TWILL - Historically used on Campagnolo parts such as levers and derailleurs but also seen on THM, AX, Storck and Zipp cranksets

1k PLAIN WEAVE - A finer version of plain weave, more expensive and seen on more exclusive parts such as the Storck Fascenario

Plain weave and 2x2 twill are also available in gloss or matt finishes. 1k plain weave is only available in matt finish

Please note: parts made from 1k plain weave material have a 25 percent additional cost on top of the prices on our website




BOLT PATTERNS (Known as BCD - Bolt circle diameter or PCD - Pitch circle diameter)

 
         
3 bolt chainring pattern
4 bolt chainring pattern
5 bolt chainring pattern
         

3 BOLT

4 BOLT

5 BOLT

 
 

We are able to produce any bolt pattern (bcd) that is currently available on a chainring. Typical bcd examples are 64, 94, 104, 110, 130, 135, 144

 

3 BOLT - Very rare. FSA have used this on a mountain bike crankset.

4 BOLT - Historically used for mountain bike cranksets but now the most common on both road bikes and mountain bikes

5 BOLT - Historically the most common. Used for mountain bike, compact road, semi-compac road, standard road and track cranksets




FEATURES

 

Fibre-lyte chainrings are available and most regularly used for single ring setups or '1x' as it often known. The chainrings designed for a single ring setup have full height teeth all the way around but do not have alternating narrow and wide teeth. Despite the fashion for "narrow/wide" we believe that there is no extra chain retention on that type of chainring over our single ring chainrings and have yet to be proven otherwise. We also believe, from discussion with professional riders and teams, that there is greater friction when using a "narrow/wide" chainring when compared to a fibre-lyte single ring chainring.

Fibre-lyte chainrings for use as an outer chainring on a double or triple are machined with release teeth and alloy lift pins are added. These are designed to aid shifting and prevent damage to the chainring during shifting. If the chainrings are ordered as a double set they will be machined as a matched pair to give the best shifting possible. Fibre-lyte chainrings are compatible with electronic shifting systems.

Carbon fibre is a very light and stiff material and therefore produces very light and stiff components. in the case of double chainring setups these must be used in a different way to metal rings to get optimum performance and reliability. The laminated nature of carbon fibre requires that when
changing the front gear the rider must ensure that only very light pressure is applied to the pedals. This will prevent the chain from chipping
and delaminating the teeth. Failure to observe these recommendations will result in damage to the chainring teeth. Careful gear
changing will result in a much longer life.




CUSTOM PARTS

 

Fibre-lyte chainrings are all machined to order and therefore can be manufactured to a customers own specifications. Fibre-lyte chainrings have been manufactured as small as 12 teeth and as large as 86 teeth and it is possible to go larger still. We are also able to engrave chainrings with logos or names as required for an extra charge subject to the work involved. Other options include:-

 

ROAD/TRIATHLON - 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 speed available, 10/11 speed as standard, 12 speed for single ring use only

MOUNTAIN - 8, 9, 10 or 11 speed available, 10/11 speed as standard

TRACK - 11 speed, 3/32" or 1/8" chain widths available, 1/2" or 3/8" pitch. 4mm carbon chainrings also available for extra stiffness (at extra cost - standard chainrings are 3mm)




EXAMPLE WEIGHTS

 

39 x 130 Aero chainring - 29 grams

53 x 130 Ultralyte show only chainring - 30 grams

53 x 135 Lightweight chainring - 43 grams

53 x 130 Lightweight 2 chainring - 52 grams

53 x 130 Aero chainring - 90 grams

53 x FSA Carbon Pro Team total aero chainring - 123 grams




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