The Shimano Dura-Ace groupset is well known for its precision engineering. This engineering extends into every part of the groupset, including the new 9000-series Chainring. The DA 9000 chainring is made from alloy that has been carbide-reinforced. Carbide is often used in drill tips for longevity and durability, and you’ll find those same qualities extend to the chainring. Additionally, the teeth on the rings receive less wear, making for consistent, smooth shifting. But, as perfect as these chainrings are, they are only compatible with Shimano 11-Speed road drivetrains.
Machined alloy with Carbide
Shimano 11-Speed compatible
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love all of Shimano's bike parts. I purchased this chain ring to dummy down my drive train a little for my aging knees.
Duncan Brittreview on
Pro tip: if you only stay in your small ring, the replacements are really cheap. So just don't ever use the big ring. #tipsfromtommy
Also the 36t will work just fine with a 53t or 50t outer.
Tommy Liaoreview on
Best in the Biz
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Stiffest chainrings you can buy, to complete your DA crankset.