WE DO IT BECAUSE IT’S HARD
At Praxis the primary reason we forge is that it allows us to create dramatically shaped teeth and ramping surfaces on our chainrings. Our “One Shot” forging process allows us to make these shapes, and at the same time we create a harder and tougher ring than the competition’s machined rings.
Imagine for a second, you have a big hammer and you are hitting a cold block of metal trying to shape it. Now, imagine the hammer is the size of a car and when you swing that hammer you’ve got hundreds to thousands of tons of pressure behind it. Yep. It’s a very intense and difficult process that requires a great deal of tooling know-how. This manufacturing process happens to be our specialty.