Why using oval chainrings matters
AbsoluteBLACK oval chainrings deliver power more smoothly to your rear wheel. This means you are better able to generate and maintain, constant cadence.
Because oval chainrings reduce the peak loads on knee joints, riders using them get less stress on the joints (knees) and therefore are able to keep certain level of effort for longer. This results in higher average speed. You don’t need to take our word at AbsoluteBLACK; 11 scientific studies by leading universities around the globe show that; in comparison to round chainrings, when using oval chainrings, human legs utilize more muscle groups - but each of them to lesser degree. The overall Load from pedalling an oval chainring is spread over greater muscle mass.
This has three key benefits;
firstly, it gives you the feeling of fresher and more relaxed legs.
Secondly; it allows you to achieve higher average speed riding uphill.
Thirdly; spreading the pedalling load over more muscles reduces the risk of cramp, even when riding hard.
The compound effect of switching to oval chainrings; the relaxed legs, added climbing ability and reduction of cramp means your overall enjoyment of the ride is enhanced. On MTB side In addition rear tire traction improves greatly on loose and slippery terrain when using oval. Climbing becomes much easier in demanding terrain.