Sidewinder Tri-metal rear sprocket?


15 replies to this topic
  • Blue4Ever

Posted June 06, 2005 - 09:28 AM

#1

I could not find any good info in the search forum that addresses the actual results of this sprocket. Has anyone used it & what is your opinion besides the high price. Considering one on my 05 yz450f.

  • Chas_M

Posted June 06, 2005 - 11:43 AM

#2

Forget the ripoff price of the Sidewinder. The Stealth sprocket is identical and much cheaper. The "new" Sidewinder is a knockoff clone of the "original" Stealth sprocket. The Stealth spocket is fairly lightweight, is extremely durable and longlasting, and has a good reputation.

  • ncmountainman

Posted June 06, 2005 - 12:15 PM

#3

Forget the ripoff price of the Sidewinder. The Stealth sprocket is identical and much cheaper. The "new" Sidewinder is a knockoff clone of the "original" Stealth sprocket. The Stealth spocket is fairly lightweight, is extremely durable and longlasting, and has a good reputation.

its the same sprocket,and was introduced at a lower price by sprocket specialist s but is no longer available from them. i have one(sidewinder) it was $122 from TT store and worth every $ if you ask me. i was running a ironman but the finish of the teeth was horrible and i beleive it was making my chain wear faster.the cuts on the sidewinder are machined or ground,very precise. the ironman also had a very harsh feel ,whereas the tri-metal has that aluminum center to help absorb vibration,its smooth as silk :)

  • Blue4Ever

Posted June 06, 2005 - 08:15 PM

#4

Thanks for the reply! Got one on order and a DID VM X-ring on the work bench waiting. Hows the jetting comin along Mountain Man?

  • CRFThumper

Posted June 07, 2005 - 04:31 AM

#5

I've got one as well and love it!I got my first one from sprocket spec for around 65.00 two years later wanted another but could no longer get it from
them!So after looking I found sidewinder but they wanted 150.00 for it!I got on the phone and called tt 122.00!Is it worth the $$$ well I got two years out of a set with a did erv-2 so id say so!!!

  • K-fab

Posted June 07, 2005 - 04:36 AM

#6

It's an unbeatable sprocket.

Been running the Ti-Moly sprockets for the past 5 years and have never had a failure. Two chains and front sprockets, one rear on the last couple bikes.

The tri-metal setup is the same outer piece (indestructable) as the Ti-Moly sprocket, so I'm hoping the new ones last as long as the old ones did - I have them on both my bikes now.

Pricy up front, well worth the money in the end.

  • Blue4Ever

Posted June 11, 2005 - 12:05 PM

#7

Just recieved my new Tri-Metal sprocket. I guess I should have ordered thru TT rather than Sidewinder! When I made the order, Alex stated the shipping would be around $10.00, I asked "why so much, it should be around $5.00, he would not budge and said he would through in a key chain sprocket,LOL. Once I opened the box and checked the invoice he charged me $15.99 for shipping?! :) What a rip off. If anyone decides to but this product make sure you order it thru TT or buy an Ironman and save $45.00.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 11, 2005 - 05:11 PM

#8

Go Ironman. Been using Ironmans (front + rear) for over a year and I've been extremely pleased with the durability.

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  • ncmountainman

Posted June 11, 2005 - 11:03 PM

#9

i've used em' both,the ironman is archaic in comparison :) fit,feel,function,and finish goes to the sidewinder :)

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 12, 2005 - 10:36 AM

#10

Go Ironman. Been using Ironmans (front + rear) for over a year and I've been extremely pleased with the durability.


Amen I agree - and they are guaranteed ! :)

  • DigilubeJay

Posted June 12, 2005 - 05:18 PM

#11

I think Krause is also guaranteeing the Sidewinders.
Way too overpriced.
I used to sell the Stealth's for $50 a pop. (that's what sidewinder has folks...same sprocket)
There was originally a rivet issue that has been resolved. (old style rivets would hit things)

The sprocket is more a gimmick than anything, but it's well built and is bling.
Like all steel sprockets, they tend to make bad drive system mechanics of people.
Hard steel sprockets will only mask other problems.
Aluminum is a better choice.

  • ssjTiamat

Posted June 14, 2005 - 11:07 PM

#12

One thing to keep in mind. I don't think anyone "garauntees" anything that can be used for "racing purposes". Simply because there are too many variables. A common mistake people make (I have done it too), is to see the word "garauntee" but neglect to really look at what is garaunteed or to read the fine print. The Sidewinder garauntee only covers manufacturing defects; such as the titanium rivets poping out and the outter ring seperating from the sprocket carrier. I cant speak for the Ironman "garauntee", but keep what I said about racing products in mind. 9 times outta 10 that is the case.

And yes. The Tri-Metal and Stealth are essentially the same thing. The Stealth is the old version. That had issues. The Tri-Metal or Gen V (Generation five of product design and manufacture of the Stealth) is the latest version and to be perfectly honest is nothing more than a tool steel sprocket without all the weight that a steel sprocket would give you.

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 15, 2005 - 02:00 AM

#13

The Ironman guarantee covers both manufacturing defects and wear for one year. There is a link to the guarantee from this page: [ulr=http://www.qualitysmart.com/products/ironman/ironman.htm]Ironman sprockets[/url]

  • sirthumpalot

Posted June 15, 2005 - 02:01 AM

#14

Damn I screwed that up but edit seems to be broken. :) The first link gets you to the same spot.

  • DigilubeJay

Posted June 15, 2005 - 04:29 AM

#15

ssjTiamat,
The latest Stealth sprocket did not have issues. They were addressed prior to Krause taking them on.

On Iron Man sprockets...
Any fool would offer a one year guarantee on a product that is overpriced x 4.
Nothing more than marketing directed at the uninformed buyer.

  • DigilubeJay

Posted June 15, 2005 - 04:30 AM

#16

Correction: Only fool would not offer a one year guarantee on a product that is overpriced x 4.





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