OneUp XT M8000/SLX M7000 96 BCD Oval Chainring
Narrow-wide chainrings are a game changer for single-ring drivetrains. Featuring built-in chain retention technology, the OneUp Narrow Wide Chainring allows you to run a 1x drivetrain without using a chainguide! The trick is the tooth profile consisting of alternating fat/skinny teeth to fit more closely into the narrow and wide plate spacing of a normal chain, "grabbing" the chain and holding it more securely.
The OneUp XT NW Rings are specifically made to work with the asymmetrical 96 BCD used on the Shimano XT M8000 and SLX M7000 11-speed cranksets. The same quality and performance benefits of OneUp Components is now available to your XT M8000 and SLX M7000 equipped bike.
This model of the OneUp chainring features a 12% ovality with a 115 degree clocking from the crank arm to put the major axis of the oval in your power stroke. This efficiently utilizes the strongest muscle groups to increase positive work, while picking up the slack in the weaker zones to reduce the negative work, smoothening out the rotation to a perfect spin.
- Provides more traction by smoothening out the torque delivered to the rear tire
- 12% ovality (32T is equal to a 30T-34T range)
- 115 degree clocking from crank arm puts the major axis in your power stroke
- Narrow Wide tooth profile eliminates chain drop with the perfect chain mesh fit
- Saves over 35g versus stock ring (32T)
- Perfect chainline 49mm (corrected from stock 50.4mm) for a quieter drivetrain with improved chain wear and best drop performance
- Includes shims to allow compatibility with your stock Shimano 1X or 2X hardware (no need to buy a new bolt pack)
- Aggressive crud chamfers for awesome mud shedding performance and extended ring life
- Reinforced Wide tooth design provides maximum ring durability when run without a bash
- Made from 6mm hard wearing 7075-T6 aluminum plate
- Material: 7075-T6
- Chainline: 49mm
- Weight: 56g (32T)
- Compatible with: Shimano XT M8000 1X and 2X arm sets, Shimano SLX M7000 1X and 2X arm sets, Shimano MT700 2X arm sets
- Color: Black
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ONEUP XT/SLX 96 BCD OVAL CHAINRING FEATURES
I didn't have any issues getting a Shimano HG 700 11 speed chain to mount on this chainring, and was able to ride about 15 trail miles on it so far with zero issues in terms of the chain fitting, and I had no issues with the rear derailleur shifting, or the chain coming off of the front ring. Since this is a narrow wide chainring, you have to ensure that the inner and outer plates are mounted properly on the narrow or wide teeth, otherwise the chain won't go on the ring properly.
This is my first oval chainring, and to be honest I haven't noticed a huge difference from a normal circular chainring. I think I may have gotten a slight increase in pedaling power when I was grinding uphills, but it didn't feel much different than a normal circular chainring, which I suppose is a positive. Overall a great job from OneUp on this chainring!
PROS: Good With Shimano 1x11, Lightweight, Easy To Install
It feels like a normal chain ring too!
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That said, I am trying to figure out if there is correlation to my legs feeling more tired when I ride this ring. I've wondered if my pedal stroke is not that even and therefore this equalization actually fatigues my legs more. Maybe, maybe not. For now, I will keep using the ring.
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I used to have a Wolf Tooth on my 10 speed and when I was having trouble shifting, I looked into replacing the 10-speed rear derailleur, and found purchasing this oval ring, a new derailleur, shifter and chain was not much more $ than getting a new 10-speed rear derailleur.
My friend mentioned his climbing was easier with the oval ring. so I am now trying it. I am not sure if there is a difference, but I am willing to try it since I changed out my whole drivetrain.
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