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  • Oval chainring query
  • Sponging-Machine
    Free Member

    Presently building a XC bike and liking the idea of an oval ring for 1×11.

    My question is whether my other two bikes with round rings will feel weird?

    Free Member

    I have a doval oval ring on my road bike and standard rings on my Salsa spearfish.
    Noticed a difference to start with but I think that was more the getting used too the different pedaling technique on the oval rings.
    If anything I think its actually improved my pedaling technique on standard rings!

    Full Member

    Doesn’t feel any different – in a good way. I do feel I can push a 34T rather than 32T with the same rear ratios though.

    Full Member

    Yeah, I’ve got 2 round ring bikes and 2 ovals, there’s no feeling of weirdness between them. TBH the fatbike’s the only one I notice a big difference on but even then it’s not “ooh oval chainring”, it’s just less bouncy pedalling a low gear.

    Free Member

    Ideal. Thank you.

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