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absoluteBLACK
SRAM Oval Boost148 Direct Mount Traction Chainring

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
$89.95
Color:Black/3mm Offset

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SRAM Oval Boost148 Direct Mount Traction Chainring

Boost your SRAM drivetrain with the Absolute Black SRAM Oval Boost148 Direct Mount Traction Chainring. It features a Boost-specific 52mm chainline , a narrow-wide tooth profile for chain retention, and a range of off-road-appropriate sizing. Absolute Black claims that its oval rings result in smoother rotation and improved traction compared to standard, round chainrings, and this oval chainring is compatible with SRAM GXP and BB30 long spindle cranksets that allow direct-mount chainrings.


Details

  • Take advantage of oval spinning with this direct-mount chainring
  • Strong aluminum body in race-ready size options
  • Teeth designed for maximum chain-retention and smooth operation
  • Boost-specific design offers a 52mm chainline
  • Item #ABC0002
Material
CNC machined 7075 Txxx aluminum
Number of Rings
1
Teeth
28, 30, 32, 34t
Connection
direct-mount
Compatible Components
GXP and long spindle BB30, Boost 148 bikes, SRAM XX1, SRAM X01, SRAM X1, SRAM X0, SRAM X9, SRAM X7, SRAM S2210, SRAM S1400, Truvativ AKA
Claimed Weight
[28t] 1.8oz (50g), [30t] 1.9oz (55g), [32t] 2.1oz (59g), [34t] 2.3oz (66g)
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

5 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

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4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 4 reviews

Fits True To Size

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4 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2021

It’s a good chainring

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

It’s light, durable, nice finish. I spent the spring training on a 34t round chainring and swapped to a 32t A.B. Oval ring right before a 250 mile XC race in Alaska. Over 23,000’ of climbing and I can’t say this gave me an edge or anything but the teeth look great after the ride and it complements my XX1 crankset nicely. I can’t say I’m totally sold on the ovalness which is the main selling point- so 4 stars for that but if you are just looking for a chainring that could have slightly marginal improvement it’ll do great.

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mjm105755600 m
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2021

Easy on the Knees

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This the third Absolute Black oval chainring I've owned (wore out the first two after many miles). I wouldn't say it makes climbing noticeably easier but I do know it makes the knees feel a lot better after a long ride. Living in Park City where every trail goes up and being a little older than the average MTB rider, my knees would complain after long rides. The absolute Black oval chainring solved the problem. I also replaced the smaller chainring on my road bike with an Absolute Black. My knees were thankful. I'll also note I do not notice much difference in cadence or "feel" when spinning with an oval vs. a standard round chain ring.

Cop2957279
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 14, 2020

You will not look back...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Like most people, I had to try it out for myself before I would believe the hype. So glad I pulled the trigger and picked up one of these. Great quality, simple and easy to mount, and I did not even have to adjust the shifting once it was installed. With this installed it is very easy to ride one or two rings higher than before, but still put out less effort.

BigRed
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 8, 2020

It just works

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Look at the science behind it and all the great reviews and you too will start running oval rings. It did not feel awkward on pedal rotations as you might think it would. Has definitely helped in the climbing department .

Randy T
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2020

Recommend it!

Before you buy it, please check the dimensions for each chainring because it might end up rubbing your frame. Mine was a close call and glad I have 2 layers of vinyl wrap on my swork sj, btw I got the 34t one. It feels like a dream for sure, and no regrets !

JasperZhou J
Backcountry.com

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com