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Our Premium 1X Oval 96BCD narrow-wide chainring is designed for Shimano XT M8000, SLX M7000 and MT700 1x or 2x cranks Only. These chainrings fit Boost and non-boost bikes as the correct offset is realized by the crank spider itself, not chainring.

Size (Mass +/-1g): 30T (44g), 32T (50g), 34T (60g), 36T (69g)
Color Black
Compatibility Fits Shimano XT M8000, SLX M7000 and MT700 cranksets 1X and 2X only. 9, 10, 11 and 12spd Eagle compatible. Boost and non-boost
Material CNC machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum. Long-lasting construction! Type II anodizing
Chainline perfect 49mm
Mounting holes 4 x 96mm BCD Asymmetrical design. Use stock bolts.
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

All 4 sizes have built-in standoffs to provide the ideal 1X chain-line. IMPORTANT – When mounting 30T chainring make sure your bolts have min 11mm long thread (original Shimano 1x bolts).Other chainring sizes can be mounted with an 8mm long bolt thread.

If you wish to check for frame clearance with the new oval ring, below you can find the measurement of the biggest dimension of the oval (tip to tip of tooth):

30T: 134mm ; 32T: 143mm ; 34T: 151mm

*We mastered our oval chainrings to perfection, so you can get the best possible advantage from the oval/elliptical shape.
*Finest design to provide excellent weight to strength ratio
*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 a minimum of 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 a round ring then others will get quicker.
*You will not “feel” the oval shape at all
*Reduces stress on knees

There is a small mark (triangle shaped) on the inner circumference of the chainring.

This mark Must sit behind the crank arm. Mounting procedure is identical for SLX and XT cranks. Use the stock 1X Shimano M8 chainring bolts that come with crank and Torque them to about 7Nm. IMPORTANT – if you are converting from 2X chainring setup to 1X and wish to mount 30T absoluteBLACK ring you need to purchase 1X bolts from Shimano for this crank because 2X bolts are too short. Other chainring sizes can use Shimano 2X bolts.

absoluteblack traction oval chainring xt M8000 mounting instruction. How to mount oval chainring to shimano XT m8000

It is ideal for 1x 10/11/12 and Singlespeeds. Oval (elliptical) chainring does not compromise the work of the clutch mechanism in rear derailleur(video at the bottom). It also does not require a chain tensioner when using in the single-speed application. Riding out of the saddle on the uphill will become more pleasant.

Chain options 10, 11 or 12spd chain for the geared bike or 6-8 spd one for SS (1/8″ also fits).
Chainguide needed? No. But if you want one then chain guide should have 2 teeth more capacity than nominal oval ring size.

The World’s best oval (elliptical) narrow/wide Shimano 96bcd traction chainring.

The most advanced, Patent Pending narrow/wide tooth profile currently produced, guarantees a minimum of 12 months of excellent chain retention capabilities! We mean it. Always use a new chain with a new chainring.


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