The new BLACKseries by Absoluteblack is headed to Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the world’s largest online cycling component stores.
Starting with their oval shaped narrow-wide chainrings, the components will be made from the same materials and share the same performance features. For the chainrings, that means they use the same proven tooth profiles and ovalized clocking. Where they manage to bring the price down is by reducing the level of finishing work.
“BLACKseries products use the same raw materials, manufacturing techniques, quality control and teeth profiling as Absoluteblack. Difference is in the overall design. We were able to create more industrial looking products that save a considerable amount of CNC machining time, which lead to savings we can pass on to our customers.” says the founder, Marcin Golec.
The products will be a bit simpler looking and not as light as the pieces sold by Absoluteblack and their distributors – they’re aimed at the price conscious rider. Options and colors are more limited, too, with only 32 and 34 tooth counts available, and only in black.
For comparison, check out his premium oval chainrings in this post, which are also available in direct mount versions. The BLACKseries rings are 104 BCD only.