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.