Widgit Setup

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32 tooth red anodized. Running SRAM XO 12-32 Cassette.

The widgit really cleaned up my setup on my race bike.  Less is more! Not only saving weight on the bike without the front derailleur and shifters, the widgit allows for more simplified shifting, whilst also cleaning up the look of the bike.  Running this setup proved a winner at the latest 3hr enduro mtb race at Hidden Vale.  It didn't skip a beat, so I could focus on my tempo and pedal cadence.  Once you select your ideal tooth sizing, and colour of course, forget about your front chain rings and go Widgit!

Lan Bui

 

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Hi Paul

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I just thought I’d send you an email about my experience with the 34t chainring I fitted to my bike about 5 months ago. I must admit, my decision to go with a single speed front ring was borne more out of a desire to get rid of the crude mechanism that is a front derailleur than to revolutionise my gear ratios.
 
But that is exactly what it did. I’m not into weight saving in any way, shape or form. The bike I fitted my chainring to is an all mountain steel hardtail so the weight savings were, while considerable, not a major concern.

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fitted in 2.5 seconds

Share this post TFUPM Posted August 31, 2012 in Testimonial

 

I received my chain ring today and fitted it in about 2.5 seconds without a problem. Went for a quick ride, very very happy! Thank you very much.

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Thanks for all the Widgits

Share this post TFUPM Posted August 31, 2012 in Testimonial

Widgits fitted to fleet of Kona bikesHi Paul,

Just a quick note to say thanks for all the Widgits, we have fitted them all to our new fleet of Kona's.

They look great and make the bikes much simpler, more clearance, lighter and easier for the clients to use.

I have attached a photo of some of our fleet going out for a large school group.

Cheers,


Rob

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Thanks for the speedy shipping

Share this post TFUPM Posted July 26, 2012 in Race report, Testimonial

 

Hey Paul, 

Thanks for the speedy shipping. My rings arrived just in time, for my race last weekend in Canmore. The 2012, 24 hrs of Adrenaline.
 
The Low down... 18 laps at 16kms per lap, with 1550’ of climbing per lap earned me a 3rd place overall finish in the solo class. The top three riders were within 20-30 mins of each other for the complete 24 hrs.

My widget worked flawlessly as the conditions were muddy at the start, to fairly dry conditions at the end.
 
Next event will the World solo championships September 15/12.

Results: http://www.sportstats.ca/displayResults.xhtml?racecode=102655
 
Beast regards,
Dave Franks

 

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Well Done

Share this post TFUPM Posted July 03, 2012 in Testimonial

 

Paul,

I'm super impressed my Widgit.   I've logged about 200 km on it now and could not be happier.   It went on easy, and uncomplicated my drive train just the way I wanted.  The 28t ring is perfect for the area that I ride and my fitness level.  Great product.  Well done.

 Jamie Erickson.   CANADA.

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The install was an absolute breeze...

Share this post TFUPM Posted April 27, 2012 in Testimonial

 

About a month ago I e-mailed you in regards to proper setup of the “Widgit” on my MTB. I had concerns of the install, because I was planning on using that setup for a 24 hr Mountain bike race that I was competing in, In Texas.

Well I am happy to say, the install was an absolute breeze as you had said, I had maybe 30kms total on this setup before I started the race. I am happy to say that this system was absolutely flawless, I was the only rider with this system , and I believe it gave me an edge due to the weight savings, no mechanical failures from having a front derailleur, the strain of always moving the front ring to find the right gear. The chain never jumped a gear, I only had to oil my chain twice in this race. That was not because of poor shifting but due to the dust build up on the chain, it was incredible.

My results were - 2nd place overall - 21 laps completed on the course equaling ,320kms in the driest dustiest conditions I have ever competed in. 95+F degrees of heat. I rode the course only once prior to racing on it.

I am competing in the 24hrs of Adrenalin as a soloist in 2012 ( Canmore, Alberta Canada)

I am also pre-qualified to race the World solo championships in 2012 as well and am also racing that event. I will plan on purchasing several “widgit” rings in the spring so I can dial in my setup closer to the race date, The conditions are too cold to do this now, as we are expecting snow any day there.

Sincerely Dave Franks http://ourjourney2011.com (October 2011)

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Thanks for the great service

Share this post TFUPM Posted April 27, 2012 in Testimonial

 

Thanks for the great service sending the Widget. I'm very happy with it, so good to get rid of all that unnecessary complexity and weight, it went on in a few minutes, rides great and looks a treat on my Stumpy.

Cheers and thanks again. 

Jim Robertson, Rouse Hill, NSW (June 2011)

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Problem solved!!

Share this post TFUPM Posted April 27, 2012 in Testimonial

 

Problem solved!! I've been trying to build up my 2011 race bike and had it all dialed in minus the front chainring and chain guide. I wanted a light, carbon 29er racer built up 1x9, so I decided on the niner carbon Air 9. I soon learned that matching a front chain guide with the BB30 and flared seat tube was going to be a problem. I tried the MRP, which worked well on my previous GXP styled BB, but wouldn't work with the new BB30. Everything else just wasn't matching up, so I looked to the internet. Someone tipped me off to your website and the Widget. Ordering from MTB29.com was awesome. Within 2 days I had my final piece to complete my bike. I am now approximately 100 miles and several incredible rides into using the widget without one complaint or dropped chain. I can't wait to race with the widget 1x9 set up this year. Thanks!

Regards, Zach Terry - Salt Lake City, Utah. USA (January 2011)

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Widgit simplifies things perfectly

Share this post TFUPM Posted April 27, 2012 in Testimonial

 

It has been about 3 or 4 months now since I converted over to the Widget single front chain ring and it has been the best thing I could have ever done. It isn't about saving precious kilos for me because I ride a Reynolds Steel frame hardtail anyway, so it already weighs more than most current dual suspension bikes. For me its about performance out on that tight single track, when you come around a tight bend and look up and there's a set of triple logs screaming out "go on have a go your not set up for it are ya", well now with the widget single ring all that go's away because before you even get around the corner you know your set up the take on anything. Due to being set up with only a 9 speed to think about you can focus on all your surroundings, which means for me looking further through the trail so you can see what’s coming up well before you hit the hard stuff. When you running a 9 speed you only have 1 shifter and 9 gears on the back end, so that simplifies things for me perfectly. It has completely changed the whole concept of the way I’m now riding and flowing through those tight sections a lot faster. As for the hilly section its a matter of the size chain ring your after for where your riding most of the time. My local stomping grounds are, Daisy, the Gap, and Castle Hill/Ippy, I found the 32 tooth for me just eats those trails up and spits them out. To some it up, AWESOME. Good boys, great Aussie product that’s practical and looks the part, 

Cheers. Lenny MORONEY (October 2010)

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