Each component from Absolute Black shows an undeniable understanding of aesthetics paired with utilitarian design. Their sizable repertoire of chainrings are quite possibly the most handsome available to date.
As of late, many cyclists have shifted from the use of traditional circular chainrings, to unconventional “oval” chainrings. Due to the shape of a traditional circular chainring, cyclists produce an inconsistent pedal stroke that generates an uneven amount of torque throughout the stroke. The Oval Narrow-Wide XX1 style direct mount chainring designed by Absolute Black was created in an effort to even out the rider’s pedal stroke by producing much smoother cycles by eliminating the “dead spot” on the chainring, which results in torque being transferred to the rear wheel in a uniform fashion. What this means for the MTB world is an increase in overall traction, especially when climbing. With a smoother transfer of power to the rear wheel, cyclists using the Oval Narrow-Wide Absolute Black chainring can expect a large increase in overall traction on loose and slippery surfaces. An additional benefit of the a smoother pedal stroke is a decrease in fatigue on rider’s legs, making long days in the saddle more enjoyable.
The Oval Narrow-Wide XX1 style direct mount chainring from Absolute Black utilizes specially machined teeth that take advantage of your chain’s natural shape. By crafting each tooth profile to fit either the “male” or “female” links in your chain, the chainring essentially locks the chain in place, minimizing the possibility of your chain dropping or becoming tangled.
To ensure optimum chainline, please be sure to order the correct chainring for your crankset and drivetrain. These direct-mount chainrings are compatible with Sram's 3-bolt mounting system:
Boost - Compatible with Sram XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle X1, X0, X9, X7, S2210, S1400 and Truvativ AKA cranks; GXP and long-spindle BB30 only; 9, 10, 11 and 12spd Eagle compatible. These chainrings are optimized for Boost148 chainline.
|Crank Compatibility||Sram cranks with 3-bolt direct mount|
|Drivetrain compatibility||9, 10, 11, 12 speed|
Sram and Shimano