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Mountain Bike Makeover — Oval Shaped

I’ve fitted an 36T oval chainring from Absolute Black, giving a bit more speed on the flat. I’ve done a couple of short test ride and don’t feel the oval too much yet, but it must be better, right? Bike is handling great, fixed a squeaky front brake and feels very nice out of the saddle climbing.

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Mountain Bike Makeover — Chainring

It’s been a rather slow few days, mostly waiting for various parts and delivery companies, but this weekend should be busy, as most of the parts and tools have now thankfully arrived.

Tomorrow, I will attach the bottom bracket and the SHIMANO DEORE XT 1×11 speed crankset with a 32T M8000 chainring, along with the chain, before moving onto the challenge of the forks and the headset.

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