Jesse Ramirezwrote a review of Absolute Black SRAM Oval Boost148 Direct Mount Traction Chainring on September 17, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was a skeptic, but now a believer and I have the PR times to prove it! Seriously, what a difference an oval chainring can do for you on climbs and descents. I will say it took a few runs to get used to my new cadence, which was weird because I felt like I was working a lot less but receiving a lot more in return. I definitely felt I was receiving most of my power where needed, at the 3 and 9 o'clock position. It made for a very smooth powerful pedal stroke and really felt I was getting the most efficiency out of my pedaling. I went with a 32T as my bike allowed for the room, I would say that having an oval shape made it feel like a 30T. Make sure to check your bike to see what size it's compatible with as most bikes can't fit a 32T feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions!