AbsoluteBlack premium 1X Sram Direct mount Oval GXP® compatible traction chainrings are designed for GXP® and Long BB30 spindle cranks. Fits on Sram 10/11spd XX1, X01, Eagle 12spd and others. Also replaces 76bcd chainrings to convert to the much cleaner direct mount solution.
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Size (Weight): 26T (48g), 28T (50g), 30T (55g), 32T (59g), 34T(66g)
Compatibility: SRAM XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle, X1-1400, GX-1400, X0, X9, X7, S2210, S1400 and Truvativ Descendant cranks. GXP® and Long spindle BB30 models (15mm spacer on drive side) 9-10-11-12spd.
Material: CNC machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum. Long-lasting construction. Mud optimized.
Chainline: 49mm (Same as SRAM)
Chain: 10 SPD / 11 SPD / 12 SPD
Ovality: Optimized to each size separately. Range: 10.2-14.4% and Timing of 110.5-116.3° after TDC (top dead center) Patent Pending
Our Oval chainrings work because a rider does not produce power evenly through a pedal stroke; they maximize the part of the stroke where power is produced and minimize resistance where it isn't. Oval rings make the spin cycle a lot smoother and are easier on legs while climbing. Believe it (or not), but a round chainring doesn't transfer torque to your rear wheel as smoothly as an Oval one. You will actually feel your stroke to be more "round" with an Oval shape than with a round chainring.
Traction, Traction and Traction. With oval rings rear tire traction improves greatly on loose and slippery terrain. Smoother power delivery to your rear wheel means that you will be able to maintain better, constant cadence; get less stress on the joints (knees) and therefore be able to keep certain level of effort for longer. This results in higher average speed. Moreover, 11 studies made by various Universities in the World show that using oval chainrings human legs utilize more muscle groups (compared to round one), but each of them to lesser degree. Load from pedaling an oval chainring is spread over greater muscle mass which in effect gives you the feeling of fresher and more relaxed legs. It is world's finest oval chainring backed by tens of thousands of customers.
Basically the same size you use with round rings but if you feel you are in between two sizes we recommend to choose the bigger one.
You need to unscrew these 3 torx t-25 bolts from the crank. Then remove the spider+chainring combo you currently have there. Clean the splines and put some grease on them. Position the chainring in place (note there is only one way to fit this Sram chainring so you don't have to worry how to do it). Close all 3 bolts to about 5-7Nm.
If you wish to check for frame clearance with new oval ring, below you can find measurement of biggest dimension of the oval (tip to tip of tooth): 26T: 118mm ; 28T: 127mm ; 30T: 134mm ; 32T: 143mm ; 34T: 151mm