8 Speed Chainset

fcumok Posts: 283
edited June 2010 in MTB buying advice
Can anyone recommend me a chainset for my brother in law's Carerra Vulcan. After the winter he's getting a fair bit of chainsuck and looking at the drivetrain it's a bit worse for wear :lol: I'm guessing buying the whole thing will be cheaper than the individual chainrings?


  • fcumok
    fcumok Posts: 283
    Oh and it's square tapered I think.
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Is the chain sticky, suck can be chain wheel or chain....

    You can pick up wheels pretty cheap, especailly if he only needs a couple, probably worth looking at each in turn, otherwise CRC do a full Deore crank/wheel and BB for £50 that will see him sorted for a while!.

    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • fcumok
    fcumok Posts: 283
    The whole lot has had it. Looks like a set of shark fins on his chainrings. None of it has ever been replaced and he's had it for 2 years. How will the deore chainset hold up on an 8 speed system?
  • asdfhjkl
    asdfhjkl Posts: 333
    The chainset on the Vulcan can't be taken apart - it's a fixed unit. You'll have to replace the whole thing rather than just one or two chainrings. (Assuming it's the Truvativ xflow they spec on them these days)
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    9 speed chainsets are fine with 8 speed parts.