After using the 30T oval on my 29er hardtail, I was convinced of the benefits that the oval chain ring brings to mountain biking: easier to rotate the cranks (no stalling) and the added traction from the lack of pulsating power on climbs. On other situations I didn’t even take notice that I was riding oval chain ring, that’s how natural it is to pedal!
So I naturally wanted an oval chain ring to my newly acquired 26 inch Specialized Enduro Comp (2011).
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After monitoring my current 2×10 (32-24 : 11-34) gear usage and comparing different oval chainrings I came to a conclusion, that Doval 30T 3032OCP would be good for my usage, but also ordered 32T 104bcd version.
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One day my trusted shop for bicycle parts ( bike-components.de ) had a banner on their site about oval chainrings and that woke my engineering curiosity:
what is this? why? science??
I started searching for information and soon discovered that there were multiple cooks in the mix and that oval chainrings could be the next thing in mountainbiking …or maybe just another gimmic?
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