Steel teeth pinned to an aluminum
carrier offer the best of both worlds.
MAN OF STEEL
My bike eats rear sprockets for
breakfast. I ride in the sand, and it
destroys my sprockets in no time.
Would I be stupid to switch to a
steel rear sprocket? I know that it
will be heavier. What steel sprocket
do you recommend?
MXA has on occasion run steel
sprockets on our project bikes. We
have experience with three excellent
choices. If you want to run an all-steel sprocket, we swear by the Dirt
Tricks Ironman sprocket. Ironman
sprockets ( www.dirttricks.com) run
from $109.00 to $119.00. The two
most popular steel sprockets are the
ones that feature aluminum carriers
(with a ring of steel teeth attached).
The Renthal Twin Ring sprocket
retails for $99.95 at www.renthal.
com. The Supersprox aluminum/steel
Stealth sprocket retails for $89.13 at
www.supersproxusa.com. As a rule
of thumb, steel sprockets last three
times longer than 7075 aluminum
sprockets and allow your chain to
last lomger also. They are heavier,
but the three listed above are only a
1/2 pound more than a 7075 aluminum sprocket and half the weight of
the typical steel sprocket.