EMPowered wrote:The chain ring in the photo on pg 15 from Gmullz is a new ring offered by Bafang. Luna calls it an "aluminum Luna chainring". Unfortunately, it is offset outward 10mm. Hence the free giveaway. Its poo. We ordered some from Bafang and its ok for bikes with long drive chains like tandems etc...or for IGH, but NOT for a standard bike with a cassette. You would have a better chain line with a steel stock 46T ring, or for sure the Lekkie Bling Ring HD. The Lekkie ring has proven itself build after build and is a far better solution than the Luna Eclipse ring. The Luna Eclipse ring has longer teeth which increase the diameter and circumference and is dished too deeply requiring spacers to compensate. 2 main issues with Eclipse ring, #1 too much dish, #2 too much circumference. Lekkie is just better, it fits more bikes with less problems. Only saying this to help folks spend money right the first time. Full disclaimer... I gladly sell Lekkie rings : ) so yea I am biased, because they work, and they work very well.
See below image for comparison, the Luna is too deep, the Lekkie is just right
Sorry I disagree about the Luna Eclipse ring, for my particular setup it works perfect without a spacer to get my chainline perfect. If it wasn't dished as aggressive as it is I would be SOL. The great thing about the Luna Eclipse ring is you can always use spacers to set your chainline lateral to midline but not visa versa... I don't have a Lekkie ring to compare the outside diameter to so I can't comment. At worse you have slightly higher top speed at the expense of torque. I have a feeling the effective outside diameter of both chains is exactly the same although the luna profile is again more aggressive.
Also the Luna Eclipse ring features a removable outer chain ring which I assume they will soon offer replacements for at a lower cost then the entire unit. This also will allow for different size outer rings to be installed I assume at some point.