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Best front sprocket?

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I just replaced my chain and rear sprocket and i want to replace my front sprocket so i dont accelerate chain wear. Does anybody make a lightweight sprocket that is durable? Ive heard that if u put on a smaller front sprocket it can be hard on your crankshaft or something. Is this true?

Thanks, bill804

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In a world where front sprockets cost between $10 and $45, shoot for the $20-25 (retail) range. AFAM, ProTaper , etc. are your best values, IMO.

Avoid stuff like Moose because they don't wear well, and also avoid stuff like Tag and Pro Circuit ; they're great, but they really do cost too much.

Sprockets smaller than 13 tend to wear rapidly compared to larger ones, and are a little harder on chains. Your crank can't tell the difference.

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I've tried a number of sprockets and the ones that stand out in my mind are Renthal , Tag and Sunstar. My 450 currently has Tag sprockets w/ Regina ORing chain and it is performing and wearing very well. I tried the Pro Taper and it wore very quickly...

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Yep, Sunstar has been good on all my bikes over the years. And it's found locally every day. Some of the "higher end" sprockets have to be special ordered.

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