AbsoluteBlack Reviews and News


AbsoluteBLACK silicone grips launched


Soft, yet densely packed nature of the silicone offers excellent handling and performance, combining a high levels of traction, a soft but firm feel, and no squish or instability.

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New absoluteBLACK 30T 104bcd oval chainring


AbsoluteBLACK has launched a 30T version of its 104bcd ovalized chainring. Heretofore, 32T was the smallest they offered because if made any smaller the normal bolts used in the crank tab mounting holes would be positioned on the chainring teeth.

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AbsoluteBLACK Oval Traction Chainring review


While claims about the advantages of non-round chainrings are hard to substantiate, they do help some riders decrease strain on knees, improve traction, and apply power more smoothly.

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AbsoluteBLACK 77designz oval guide launched


AbsoluteBLACK has introduced its first upper chain guide specifically designed to work in conjunction with oval chainrings, which are claimed to ensure complete chain control at every angle of the crank’s rotation.

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: For the crazy competitive cross-country racer


If low weight, speed and efficiency are what matters most, these 10 gifts should be on your holiday shopping list.

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In the Queue: A look at what’s new in Mtbr’s review hopper


In the Queue: Mtbr’s new weekly look at gear we’re testing, staring with product from Trek, American Classic, Absolute Black, Gates Carbon Drive, Magellan, Cleary and more.

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