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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    These new chainrings continue to feature intricate CNC machining to reduce weight without sacrificing performance or strength. As a manufacturer of chainrings, absoluteBLACK receives requests on a daily basis for unusual chainring combinations such as 52/32, 50/30, or 53/32. But these will not...
  2. Components, Wrenching
    You'll either like the look or you won't. What is it? The PR claim is that by using oval shaped (rather than round) chainrings, pedaling smoothness and overall efficiency is improved because the impact of the dead spot in your pedal stroke is minimized. Various iterations of the concept have...
  3. Components, Wrenching
    By smoothing power delivery, the oval rings are claimed to help reduce the spikes of torque traditionally experienced by riders. Absoluteblack announced this week the release of their new 7005 Txxx CNC machined alloy cyclocross chainrings. Designed for use with single front chain ring...
  4. Components, Wrenching
    The primary difference between the winter (L) and premium rings (R) is in the amount of machining (click to enlarge). Well regarded oval chainring maker absoluteBLACK has once again expanded its ever growing product line to include a set affordable winter-specific rings. The new elliptical...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The new absoluteBLACK Oval Road Premium chainrings are available in a variety of tooth sizes, bolt circle diameters and in Shimano and SRAM crank arm configurations (click to enlarge). U.K.-based absoluteBLACK is already well-known for its mountain bike chainrings. Now starting in spring 2016...
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