Paul Quigleywrote a review of Absolute Black SRAM Oval Boost148 Direct Mount Traction Chainring on July 3, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After putting a decent amount of miles on my new chanring, I can say that I'm an oval fan for life! I have always tended to be a "masher" on my pedals and sometimes struggle to find a good rhythm during long climbs. The oval design has really helped me smooth out my pedal stroke and gain some efficiency while going uphill. I was skeptical of the oval making my pedal rotations feel strange but I don't notice any difference from my normal round chainring.
As far as quality goes, I can tell that its a well-made product that will last me a long time. It also doesn't hurt that Absolute Black offers it in some awesome colors so you can bling out your bike!
If you have any questions, shoot me an email at Pquigley@backcountry.com