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Absolute Black SRAM CX Oval Direct Mount Chainring

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Item # ABC0006

Ovals aren't just for the road.

Get elliptical with the SRAM CX Oval Direct Mount Chainring, which Absolute Black claims improves traction through a more consistent pedal stroke than standard, round chainrings. The SRAM CX Oval is compatible with SRAM cranksets that allow direct-mount chainrings. Absolute Black manufactures each chainring size with unique oval profiles for smooth rotation and a narrow/wide tooth profile for increased chain retention.

Tech Specs

CNC machined 7075 Txxx aluminum
Number of Rings:
36 t, 38 t, 40 t, 42 t
Compatible Components:
SRAM Force 22 GXP and BB30, SRAM Force 1 GXP and BB30, SRAM CX1 GXP and BB30, SRAM Rival 22 GXP and BB30, SRAM Rival 1 GXP and BB30, SRAM S900 GXP and BB30, SRAM XX1, SRAM X01, SRAM X0, SRAM X9, SRAM X7, SRAM S2210, SRAM S1400 GXP and long spindle BB30 (with spacer)
Claimed Weight:
[36t] 89 g, [38t] 94 g, [40t] 104 g, [42t] 111 g
Recommended Use:
cyclocross, gravel, mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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I'm on Board With the Oval

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After being interested in oval chainrings for a long time, I decided to try this one on a cross/multisurface road build. I paired a 38-tooth oval ring with a Force 1 crankarm and an xx1 10-42 cassette. After a few rides I can say that the oval ring doesn't feel much different at higher cadences, but when things get steep and the spin tuns to a trudge, the oval ring works as billed and drives the back wheel more consistently than the conventional round-ring drivetrains I'm used to. installation is simple, and the bulky 2-peice spider and ring of the Force 1 drivetrain is replaced with a light and simple direct-mount chainring. the 1x11 drivetrian is exceptionally smooth and quiet. If you're swapping out rings on a SRAM 1x11, I can't see any reason not to try the Absolute Black RAM CX Oval Direct Mount Chainring.