21 December 2007

Rotor Elliptical Rings for Fixies...

While it's been a while since we rode a Rotor crankset, remember that, while odd, they certainly felt fast. Rotor has since come out with non-round chainrings for standard cranksets, which provide many of the same benefits without the weight, complexity, or (some of) the cost. Now, Rotor are announcing that they've massaged the design to work on a fixed-gear track bike- without a tensioner. If you believe the testimonials (and many do), they provide more leverage at certain points in a rider's pedaling stroke, making better use of our legs. Different than Biopace, you naysayers, but I don't have the time to describe why (essentially, it's the opposite effect- see Rotor's website). Now, if they can get them to work on a track bike, then they can get them to work on a single speed mountain bike- we'll take a 110x36 please...

cyclingnews.com
rotorcranksusa.com

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