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Absolute Black SRAM Oval Traction Chainring

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Item # ABC0005

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Item # ABC0005

Ride the oval.

Absolute Black claims that the Oval Traction Chainring improves rear wheel traction as a result of more consistency throughout the pedal stroke. Each chainring size features its own unique oval profile, which Absolute Black claims maximizes power transfer and smooths the rotation by reducing dead spots and capitalizing on the sweet spots. 

Tech Specs

Material:
CNC machined 7075 Txxx aluminum
Teeth:
30 t, 32 t, 34 t, 36 t
Bolt Circle Diameter:
104 mm, 94 mm
Connection:
4-bolt, M8 regular "double" bolts
Compatible Components:
[104 BCD] Race Face, FSA, [94 BCD] SRAM X01, SRAM X1, SRAM GX, SRAM NX
Actual Weight:
Black/94 BCD, 32t/Threaded: 49g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

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Efficient Pedaling

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a fan of the oval positioning on the AB rings. I have them on both my road and mountain bikes, and I find they help smooth out my pedal stroke quite a bit, especially during seated climbing efforts. Rotor offers multiple positions for those who want to dial it in just that little bit more, but AB certainly nailed it for most riders.

Don't forget to buy bolts

    Check this out before you buy:
    Impotant info on the AB website: https://absoluteblack.cc/bolts.html

    Competitive Cylist doesn't offer a complete solution for actually mounting this.

    Worth it

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This chainring feels great. I cant feel the oval shape at all. It is just smooth pedaling. I recommend it to anyone.

    Absolute Black Racing Red

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I added this Oval Chainring to my Niner Jet 9 Carbon to upgrade it. I could feel the difference immediately! The way the ring is mounted sets it up to apply and direct the maximum amount of force available. The pedal stroke starts with the crank at the top of the oval and quickly transitions into what feels like a gentle downward slope which allows you to exert more force with less energy expended! I added it to an Eagle XX1 setup and at 53 years old I can tell I no longer fear the uphill! I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking to improve their ride and I will be adding one to my Cross bike soon. CHEERS!

    What crankset and derailer do you use...? thanks...

    What is the smallest tooth count chainring can you use on your Eagle xx1 ?

    Thanks

    Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was worried based on reviews of similar oval rings from other manufacturers that I would feel the oval shape in my pedal stroke. Not the case at all. AB's version of Narrow Wide works awesome. I use a 32 tooth on my Remedy 29er with a 46t XT and I feel like I can go all day.