Why the question -
I converted my bike from 10 speed sram/105/tiagra mix as it came built to 11 speed R8000 series 11spd di2 on my bike for all except crank.
Crank is SRAM rival 10 speed that I got years ago on clearance with stages PM that I am very happy with, so don’t want to replace it as long as it keeps working well.
So the question is - since Shimano chainrings don’t fit, am I better off using SRAM chainrings or a 3rd party chainring that might be better optimized for Shimano chain? Does it even matter? Suggestions welcome. Crazy range of prices and brands and not sure how much value there is here.
After years of poor chain maintenance and dirty chains, and since going to waxed chain thanks to the epic TR thread on the subject, thinking I will replace them so everything is fresh and am guessing they will outlast the bike with clean chains. Much prefer the chain rotation to drivetrain cleaning!