Chainrings are attached to the cranks and bottom bracket. Bigger rings mean a higher gear, while smaller rings provide a lower gear. If you’re looking to upgrade or change your chainrings, it’s important that you choose one compatible with your chainset. Chainrings can wear over time; once you notice the ring’s teeth are bent or hooked, it’s time for a new one. A quality chainring can withstand the stresses of continuous pedalling, and exposure to the elements. With different chainrings available for different disciplines, it’s important that you shop carefully for your replacement.