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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    They can be mounted in the outer chainring position and will maintain optimal offset for a 1x road-specific 44mm chainline (click to enlarge). In the increasingly crowded space of specialty replacement chainrings, Wolf Tooth Components is now offering its Drop-Stop 1x for Shimano Dura-Ace...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    The standard chainring is 53-39, indicating the number of teeth on the large and small chainring (click to enlarge). No one likes math (not us at least). But cycling gear ratios have become a hot topic with the advent of compact cranks, sub-compacts and even 1x drivetrains. In simple terms the...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Nothing ends a ride more quickly than a broken chain. If you don't have the right tools and know-how, the only way home is to call home for a ride - or walk. Don't let that happen to you. Instead check out this video that explains the tools and steps required to fix your broken chain and get...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Besides your tires, your bike's chain is arguably the component that needs most frequent replacing. Wait too long, and your chain will wear out, diminishing shifting quality and shortening the lifespan of your drivetrain. So how often should you replace your chain? Before answering that...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Whether you're looking to change up gearing options or replace worn out parts, understanding how to swap out your cassette, chain, cranks and chainrings are important skills to have. Installing a new chain and cassette can breath life into an older drivetrain. And various cassettes allow you to...
  9. Components, Wrenching
    Why you want: You've worn out your Shimano rings and the costs of replacement rings have you down. OR you're not satisfied with the performance of your current non-forged setup and you're looking to improve shifting. Pros: Forged - Only Shimano and Praxis offer forged rings. The Forging process...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Editor's Note: The Forum Report is a weekly round-up of the most talked about topics within the RoadBikeReview.com forum, the world's busiest road cycling forum. Find out what's moving the needle this week. Helmet use, front chainring gear options, and a lively discussion on what makes cycling...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    [youtube width="800" height="450"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKqKaWnj4c&hd=1 Christie O'Hara shows us the latest Rotor Flow Road Aero crankset that was designed with the aerodynamics expert at Garmin-Sharp and the Rotor Q-Rings. [slider_pro id="1"]  
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Praxis Works the young upstart known for their relatively affordable forged chain rings that work with Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains debuted two new exciting products at this years Sea Otter Classic. Praxis will be shipping a new cold forged semi-compact chainring set in a 52x36...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    MADRID, Spain - ROTOR is proud to announce the launch of a Limited Edition, "Cobo Bison" 3D crankset to commemorate GEOX-TMC's Juan Jose Cobo victory at the 2011 Vuelta a España. Just 1000 units will be produced worldwide and available for purchase in 2012. "This is the second time a ROTOR...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Praxis Works' Adam Haverstock showing off the new rings Praxis Works of Santa Cruz County is gearing up for its North American aftermarket debut this week. Fresh off their Taipei International Show unveiling last month, where they showed off their final production rings to industry buyers and...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    Featured Review: Rotor Q-Rings by kevin32 MSRP: $265 Review Date: May 24, 2010 Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Value Rating: 4 of 5 Bike Setup: Look 595 Ultra, Mix of Campy SR and Record 11 parts. Campy Hyperon Ultras. Used product for 3 months Summary: These came on a recent purchase of a compact...
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