This piece originally appeared in the book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills v3, July 27 2017.
People on the interweb have been asking me (Lee) what I think of the new oval chainrings.
Before I tried them, my response was “I don’t need no help. My pedal stroke is awesome. Those are for people who suck at pedaling.”
Now that I’ve been riding a oval OneUp Traction Chainring, I’ll respond with more thought.