We’re excited to announce that we’ll be the sole North American distributor for Absolute Black. After months of test riding AbsoluteBlack has released two new mountain bike chainrings. Both are intended for single chainring use. The company says their new directional tooth profile will let you leave your chainguide at home, but more aggressive riding will still require a chainkeeper. These rings are cnc’d out of 7075 aluminum.
We’ll be stocking a Sram spiderless chainring with a manufacturer claimed 150g weight savings over the standard design. These Sram rings will come in even toothed sizes from 28-34t and in three anodized colors; black, racing red, and yale blue.
The Shimano rings feature an XX1 style, wide-narrow, tooth profile to aid chain retention. They come in 104BCD in even toothed sizes from 32-36t in two colors, black and racing red.
The Sram chainrings are designed to work flawlessly with SRAM XX1, X0, X9, X7, S2210, S1400 and Truvativ AKA cranks. GXP models. They will also work with the long spindle version of the BB30 standard. The long spindle BB30 has a 16mm spacer on the drive side, and the shorter version has a smaller 10mm spacer.
The Shimano rings will work with any 4 Bolt hole 104BCD crankset, Shimano, Race Face, THM, Lightning, Extralite, Tune, FSA and others. These rings can only be used with a 10 or 11speed chain. If you want to run them on a 1×9, just use a 10-speed chain.