All 4 sizes have built-in standoffs to provide the ideal 1X chainline. Use the stock 1X Shimano M8 chainring bolts that come with crank. IMPORTANT - if you are converting from 2X crank to 1X and wish to mount 30T absoluteBLACK ring you need to purchase 1X bolts from Shimano, because 2X bolts are to short. Other sizes can use Shimano 2X bolts.
Advantages of the oval chainrings for Shimano XT M8000, SLX :
*Their oval chainrings are made to perfection, so you can get 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 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
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.
How to mount Absoluteblack oval chainring:
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.
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