Why choose Premium absoluteBLACK Oval chainrings
Because we live to create finest design, use best materials possible, high-tech cnc machines and spend countless hours in refining the quality of each product. AbsoluteBlack encourages modern mountain bikers to ride anywhere with its advanced Oval chainring concept that improves rider efficiency. Designed with both XC and aggressive trail riders in mind. All chainrings are compatible with 10, 11 and 12 speed drivetrains. Perfect for Singlespeed use as well. We are the largest oval ring manufacturer Worldwide with greatest expertise in mtb field.
How to choose correct oval chainring size
Check below which Sram compatible oval chainring you will require for your Sram crank type. All Sram Cranks have exactly same mounting interface regardless the model or axle type. The only thing you need to determine is chainring offset.
How to remove Sram GXP crank from the bike
Why our oval chainrings work
Our Oval chainrings work because a rider does not produce power evenly through a pedal stroke; they maximize the part of the stroke where power is produced and minimize resistance where it isn't. Oval rings make the spin cycle a lot smoother and are easier on legs while climbing. Believe it (or not), but a round chainring doesn't transfer torque to your rear wheel as smoothly as an Oval one. You will actually feel your stroke to be more "round" with an Oval shape than with a round chainring.
Why it matters
Traction, Traction and Traction. With oval rings rear tire traction improves greatly on loose and slippery terrain. Smoother power delivery to your rear wheel means that you will be able to maintain better, constant cadence; get less stress on the joints (knees) and therefore be able to keep certain level of effort for longer. This results in higher average speed. Moreover, 11 studies made by various Universities in the World show that using oval chainrings human legs utilize more muscle groups (compared to round one), but each of them to lesser degree. Load from pedaling an oval chainring is spread over greater muscle mass which in effect gives you the feeling of fresher and more relaxed legs. It is world's finest oval chainring backed by tens of thousands of customers.
Other elliptical chainrings on the market
Clocking (timing) and shape of the oval are the most crucial parts of the design. Ride quality of Absoluteblack Oval ring will be different to ovals from brand X or Y. 2 years of development of our ovals resulted in commercially most successful product of its kind. AbsoluteBlack is the First company who managed to successfully popularize ovals in mountainbike sport.
Other manufacturers offer one timing and ovality setting for all chainring sizes, but pedaling behavior changes with each size considerably. To optimize for this, every chainring size needs to be slightly different. For example the smaller the chainring size the bigger the ovality has to be to help climb steeper hills more effectively. This is where we specialize in and optimize every size to particular pedaling style. This is also why we do not provide exact figures about timing and ovality of the chainring as each one is special and we need to protect our Patent Pending solutions. Due to our Global popularity and success there are now more companies releasing "similar" products. But "similar" is not the same. Even very small change in parameters of the oval shape and timing gives entire different feeling and performance. We mastered our oval chainrings to perfection, so you can get best possible advantage from the oval/elliptical shape.
Why switch to Absoluteblack OVAL chainrings
Absoluteblack Oval chainrings are not Biopace
Watch how to find and cut correct chain length for your 1X drivetrain with Oval or round chainring.
Watch how to protect your oval chainring with Taco Bashguard against rocks and logs. It is ideal for Direct mount and other styles of oval chainrings. You can find more here:Taco bashguard
Oval ring does not affect the work of rear dérailleur cage at all. Such a ring can be used therefore in 1x9/10/11 combination as well as Singlespeed and fixie bikes!
How to tension the chain with Absoluteblack oval (elliptical) chainring on Singlespeed:
Position the crank between 3 & 4 o’clock (largest part of the chainring will face up) and then tighten the chain the same way as you would on a round ring.
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