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Absolute Black > Mountain chainrings > Oval narrow-wide > Absolute Black OVAL E13 chainring N/W
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Absolute Black OVAL E13 chainring N/W

Item#PriceStock
30T Black
#: OVE13/30BK
Price: $109.99
Stock: In stock
OVE13/30BK$109.99In stock
32T Black
#: OVE13/32BK
Price: $109.99
Stock: In stock
OVE13/32BK$109.99In stock


Overview

Our premium E*thirteen (E13) Direct mount Oval chainrings are designed for E*thirteen TRS cranks only. It replaces stock round chainring.

Advantages of our special Direct mount chainrings:
  • Finest design to provide excellent weight to strength ratio
  • min 12% lighter over stock round chainring
  • One of a kind special oval shape (Patent Pending) 
  • Greatly improves traction and climbing abilities 
  • Unique Patent Pending narrow-wide teeth profiles to keep your chain in place for minimum 12 months! 
  • Special 3D teeth machining for ultimate mud relief decrease wear and noise dramatically
  • Superb quality and great look.
  • You will ride faster using ovals. If you keep using round ring then others will get quicker.
  • You will not "feel" the oval shape at all 
  • Reduces stress on knees 
  • We mastered our oval chainrings to perfection, so you can get best possible advantage from the oval/elliptical shape.
Specs
  • Size (Mass +/-1g): 30T (58g), 32T (62g)
  • Color: Black
  • Compatibility: E*thirteen TRS, TRS+ and TRS Race Carbon cranks only
  • Material: cnc machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum. Long-lasting construction
  • Finish: type II anodizing
  • Chainline: 49mm
  • 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
 

Frame clearance (biggest dimension of the oval tip to tip of tooth):

  • 30T: 134mm
  • 32T: 143mm
 
Why Oval

Why our oval chainrings work
Our traction 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.

Why it matters
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.

The importance of timing and shape with oval chainrings
The oval chainring movement across all cycling disciplines is growing rapidly, led by absoluteBLACK, the world leaders in this important product category.

However, not all oval chainrings share the same performance characteristics as absoluteBLACK. The 'clocking' (timing) and shape of the oval are the most crucial parts of any oval chainring design, absoluteBLACK spent three years in design development and have perfected both timing and shape design elements - ensuring the ride quality of absoluteBLACK oval ring will be different and superior to ovals from other brands (as many abosluteBLACK customers already realised).

Where most other brands retain the same timing (position of the crank arm relative to the oval) and shape of the oval across all their sizes - because it's cheaper and less time consuming. absoluteBLACK believe that each different size ring requires a bespoke, optimised, perfect pedalling solution. So that is what we do - for every chainring absoluteBLACK make. For example, the smaller the chainring size, the bigger the ovality has to be to help climb steeper hills more effectively. We keep our exact Patent Pending data a secret, to ensure we get the best possible absoluteBLACK advantage over other brands, and you get the best possible ride experience.
 
Technology
 

Word on BIOPACE
Please understand that this is not Biopace technology. Shimano created Biopace with the completely wrong orientation of the biggest radius of the oval. Instead of positioning it in power zone which is slightly below the level of the crank, they clocked it to the dead zone where human generates least power. The result was that in power zone pedaling was too easy and in dead zone very difficult. Exactly opposite to how it should be.

Round rings do not optimize the way humans produce power

Other elliptical chainrings
Clocking (timing) and shape of the oval are the most crucial parts of the design. Ride quality of Absoluteblack Oval ring will be different to ovals from brand X or Y. 2 years of development of our ovals resulted in commercially most successful product of its kind. AbsoluteBlack is the First company who managed to successfully popularize ovals in mountainbike sport. Please note: Other manufacturers offer one timing and ovality setting for all chainring sizes, but pedaling behavior changes with each size considerably. To optimize for this, every chainring size needs to be a bit different. For example the smaller the chainring size the bigger the ovality has to be to help climb steeper hills more effectively. This is where we specialize in and optimize every size to particular pedaling style. This is also why we do not provide information about timing and exact ovality of the chainring as each one is different.

 
Installation

How to mount E*thirteen Oval chainring:
Full instruction with photos can be found here: E*thirteen mounting instruction of a chainring
You will need E*Thirteen BB Install/Spider Removal Tool first. With this tool you need to simply open the lockring that holds the chainring on the crank. It's best to clamp that tool in a vice and Turn the crank counter-clockwise (looking from the top). Once the lockring is removed, take off old chainring and re-grease the splines on the crank. Place new oval chainring with convex side to the crank, but at the same time observing the small dimple (located next to spline interface) to be aligned with center of the crank arm. This is crucial to obtain correct chainring position. Now, place the lockring back. Since you will not be able to use torque tool, please do the following steps: Screw the lockring to the point where it starts to give you bigger resistance (as it touches the chainring now). From this point rotate the crank arm further by about 90 degrees. This will give you proper 30Nm locking force. Done

Oval (elliptical) chainring does not compromise the work of clutch mechanism in rear derailleur(video at the bottom). It also does not require chain tensioner when using in singlespeed application. These chainrings also help you to recover after knee injuries as pedaling becomes smoother and less exhausting. It is the most advanced oval chainring currently on the market.

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):
30T: 134mm ; 32T: 143mm
 
FAQ

What size should I choose?
  • 30T Oval chainring has an ovality of 28/32T and is best for someone who uses currently 28 or 30T round ring.
  • 32T oval ring will suit best someone who uses 31 or 32T chainring currently. While pedaling, you will feel quite similar effort to the one riding round 31T ring ( the smallest diameter of the oval is 30T), but you will gain the speed similar to riding 33/34T chainring.
  • 34T Oval chainring has an ovality of 32/36T and is best for someone who uses currently 33 or 34T round ring.
  • It is ideal for 1x 9/10/11 and Singlespeeds. Oval (elliptical) chainring does not compromise the work of clutch mechanism in rear derailleur(video at the bottom). It also does not require chain tensioner when using in singlespeed application. Riding out of saddle on the uphill will become more pleasant.
 

Chain options:
10 or 11spd chain for geared bike or 6-8 spd one for SS (1/8" also fits). If used in 1x9 drivetrain - 10spd chain must be used to obtain the performance. (yes - 10spd chain will work great on 9spd cassette)

Chainguide needed?
No. But if you want one then chain guide should have 2 teeth more capacity than nominal oval ring size.

 
 
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