AbsoluteBlack brings colorful PVD rainbow coatings to their premium Oval road chainring sets, adding a bright oil slick splash to your road bike drivetrain upgrade. Already popular with their direct mount MTB rings, now Shimano road doubles can get in on the fun too…
absoluteBLACK Oval road double chainrings, now in PVD rainbow
A direct response to roadies asking for the same rainbow love that direct-mount mountain bikers get, AbsoluteBlack adds the same colorful finish option to their Shimano 4-bolt 110BCD ring sets. The process is apparently quite tricky both in prepping the alloy rings, and the application of the durable titanium particles in the PVD process.
And it results in a variable color combination and almost mirror finish that is unique to each ring. AbsoluteBlack even says if you prefer more gold/purple or more blue/green for example, let them know in the comments section when you order, and they’ll try to accommodate you with what comes out of the bath.
The Oval rings are intricately machined from 7075 alloy to balance weight, shift performance & stiffness, while looking cooler than ever on your Shimano cranks. The rings are 10, 11 & 12-speed compatible, and claim to be “the most Premium Oval chainring on the market with scientifically proven performance gains.”
Oil Slick Rings – Options, pricing & availability
The PVD Rainbow coating is now available on AbsoluteBlack’s standard & compact 2x Oval Premium Chainrings, designed for Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, Ultegra R8000, and 105 R7000 four-bolt asymmetric cranksets (will also fit 9000 & 6800 cranks). Big rings (50, 52 & 53T) sell for 160€. Little rings (34, 36 & 39T) sell for 90€. A set of four chainring bolts (not their machined transition bolt covers) sells for 16€. And complete sets sell for 250€.
All are made entirely in the EU, available now direct from:
absoluteBLACK Oval PVD rainbow road rings, colorful oil slick road bike Shimano double chainrings,