Luna One BBSHD 36 Tooth Chainring
- 36 teeth
- We feel a more ideal gearing than the stock 46 tooth chain for ANY type of riding
- Increased torque significantly without much loss in top speed
- 7075 heat treated alloy for durability and lightweight
- Plated clear coating to resist corrosion
- Single piece design
- Ultra lightweight for those rare ebike weight weenies
- Lovingly machined in California
This 36 tooth sprocket really brings the BBSHD to life.
This is a brand new design for us which utilizes a lot of offset like our Eclipse Chain Ring but accomplish it with a more affordable one piece design.
On our test bike we were able to get to 32mph with incredible torque compared to the stock ring where we got to 34mph (got there very slowly) so for a sacrifice of just a few mph in top speed you will get tons more torque. This chainring is perfect for offroad use.
Because of its wicked tooth design the Eclipse clings to the chain and will keep the chain from falling off on even on full suspension bikes. Our test bike was a full suspension bike which had many issues with the chain falling off with the stock steel Bafang chain ring but this ring we had no problems despite its small size and long teeth.
This chainring was reviewed very favorably by Karl from electric-fatbike.com (review here) for singletrack riding with a BBSHD.
This chain ring unlike our standard Eclipse chainring only has a very mild offset so it does not do much to correct the chain line of the BBSHD. The same is true of all chainrings smaller than 42T as they cannot wrap around the secondary reduction housing.
Unless you have a fatbike you will likely want to use an IGH or rework the cassette in order to have a good chainline through all gears when using this chainring, otherwise you may have shifting problems in lowest gears.
For single speeds we strongly recommend this to be used with a derailleur type chain tensioner. If you don't use a chain tensioner and the chain does come off you risk bending the ring when you put it back on. If the chain comes off put the front chainring on first then put the chain over the top of the rear cog and slowly roll the bike backwards. Stop pushing if there is too much resistance. If you put the cog on first and then try to put it on the front ring it will bend or break the teeth and your chainring will not work right anymore.
Note: This is usable with BBSHD only. For BBS02 chainrings see the BBS02 parts section