It’s not everyday you see a modern road bike sporting non-round (didn’t want to use a Bio-Pace´reference) chain rings, but over the past few years Osymetric rings have been showing up in competition-especially elite and pro level road racing. It’s interesting how so many pro’s use them, yet Osymetric doesn’t endorse anyone-meaning they’re all purchasing these rings themselves. Riders on teams such as Garmin-Cervelo and Team Sky seem to have grown fond of them.
The folks at Embrocation put together an extremely insightful article on Osyemtric chain rings and common misconceptions behind non-traditional rings like these. Make sure to have a look at that write up, it really sparked some thought over here. It’d be great to test these out sometime, anyone running ’em?