DO OVAL CHAINRINGS WORK? ABSOLUTE BLACK OVAL CHAIN RING | DO OVAL CHAINRINGS HELP WITH CLIMBING? MTB



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DO OVAL CHAINRINGS WORK? ABSOLUTE BLACK OVAL CHAIN RING | DO OVAL CHAINRINGS HELP WITH CLIMBING? MTB : Join me in San Antonio Texas at Gotta Ride Bikes. Today me and Anthony instal Absolute Black’s Oval Chainring. These guys are awesome and treat their customers with respect and are passionate about ridding mountain bikes. I have always been so excited about the prospect of the oval chainrings transforming my ridding at low cost and an amazing looking upgrade.

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20 thoughts on “DO OVAL CHAINRINGS WORK? ABSOLUTE BLACK OVAL CHAIN RING | DO OVAL CHAINRINGS HELP WITH CLIMBING? MTB

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    I have an oval on my intense spider, 32t though. I find I drop the chain on the larger cogs when back pedaling now where I didn't before with the stock ring. The larger section of the oval is essentially a 34t, which reduces the theoretical chainstay length. Basically the amount of chain between the largest cassette cog and the chainring becomes shorter and allows the chainring to pull the chain off the cassette and drop down the cassette. Word of advice, that even if the oval is the same offset you may have this pack pedaling issue after swapping.

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    I found that going from a round to an oval wasn't a very big difference. I thought the traction might be a bit better, but nothing striking. After a year or so, I put the original round chainring on and that's where I found a profound difference. It didn't feel nearly as smooth in application of power. I went back to the oval and will stay with it.

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    If you want to have a come to oval experience, next time you're on a ride and can, trade bikes with someone who rides round rings. The difference when you do an A/B comparison is a lot more dramatic than you'd think. The person on your bike might not feel as much, but I couldn't wait to get my bike back. In fact, the only reason I'm not going to the newest 13 speed Sram for road is there's no oval option. When I can get ovals, I go ahead, but till then, no new gears or bikes.

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    I'll get one just to save your ass (reputation) for taking so long to review the given product from AbsoluteBlack.

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Think of a round ring as an energy vampire. It is sucking energy from your legs for no benefit. Typically Absolute Blacks have a 4 tooth difference. If you had a 30 tooth chainring, you probably got a 28/32. So your 30 tooth round is 30 for power and 30 for parasitic drag. The oval gives you 32 for power, but only 28 of drag, but overall, the total energy sap out of your legs is the same as your 30. But you get more power, and you get through the dead spot of the pedal stroke easier. Getting through the dead spot is why they say it is good on technical. You are trying to put down power, but don't want to lose energy in the dead spot. You lose less in the dead spot, and more power in the power section. I have these on my road bike. More power for the same energy price.

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Huge placebo effect in this video. Set up totally wrong and “oh yea I think it’s working” 😂

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    One question Brother. Where did you buy your intense at? I live in Long Beach ca. Im really digging the whole intense bike. Do you have any bad overiew on this brand?

  • August 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Just came across your videos looking up oval chainrings. The big thing I noticed is better cadence, not as much and better control wheel slippage up climbs, and my legs not tiring out so easily up climbs. I ride a local trail and before I would stop a few times on a climb, tried an oval the next time and was able to go without stopping. They have benefits, especially if you ride flats.

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