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 correct offset is realized by the crank spider itself, not chainring.
It is ideal for 1x 10/11/12 and Singlespeeds. Oval (elliptical) chainring does not compromise the work of clutch mechanism in rear derailleur(video at the bottom). It also does not require chain tensioner when using in singlespeed application. Riding out of saddle on the uphill will become more pleasant.
Advantages of our special oval narrow wide chainrings for Shimano XT M8000, SLX :
We mastered our oval chainrings 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
How to mount Absolute Black Oval narrow wide chainring:
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.