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Shimano XT M8000 / MT7000 Chainrings

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  • MSRP $78.99

Premium 1X Oval 96bcd traction chainring designed for Shimano XT M8000 and MT700 1x or 2x cranks only, featuring the same oval shape as our very popular direct-mount oval chainrings.

Size (Mass +/-1g):

30T (44g), 32T (50g), 34T (60g), 36T (69g)


Black, Gold, Racing Red


Fits only Shimano XT M8000 and MT700 cranksets


CNC machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum


type II anodizing

Mounting holes

4 x 96mm bcd asymmetrical spider design


Optimized per individual chainring size. Range: 10.2-14.4% and Timing of 110.5-116.3º after TDC (top dead center) Patent Pending


All 3 sizes have built-in offset to optimize your 1X chainline. Use stock Shimano M8 chainring bolts that are supplied with crank.

Advantages of our XT M8000 oval chainrings:

  • Finest design to provide excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Patent-Pending oval shape
  • Unique Patent Pending narrow-wide tooth profiles to keep your chain in place even in aggressive conditions
  • Special 3D teeth machining for ultimate mud relief, decreased wear and noise
  • Designed to handle the rigors of mud and grass
  • Lower weight by reducing the need for a spider and chainring bolts
  • Superb quality and look.
  • Riders will not "feel" the oval shape
  • Improves traction and climbing abilities
  • Reduces knee stress


There is a small mark (triangle shaped) on the inner circumference of the chainring.

This mark Must sit behind the crank arm. Mounting procedure is identical for SLX and XT cranks. Use the stock 1X Shimano M8 chainring bolts that come with crank and Torque them to about 7Nm. IMPORTANT - if you are converting from 2X chainring setup to 1X and wish to mount 30T absoluteBLACK ring you need to purchase 1X bolts from Shimano for this crank, because 2X bolts are too short. Other chainring sizes can use Shimano 2X bolts.


absoluteblack traction oval chainring xt M8000 mounting instruction. How to mount oval chainring to shimano XT m8000

It is ideal for 1x 10/11/12 and Singlespeeds. Oval (elliptical) chainring does not compromise the work of clutch mechanism in rear derailleur(video at the bottom). It also does not require chain tensioner when using in singlespeed application. Riding out of saddle on the uphill will become more pleasant.

Chain options

10, 11 or 12spd chain for geared bike or 6-8 spd one for SS (1/8" also fits).

Chainguide needed?

No. But if you want one then chain guide should have 2 teeth more capacity than nominal oval ring size.


Designed in UK. Manufactured in Poland (EU).

The World's best oval (elliptical) narrow/wide Shimano 96bcd traction chainring.

The most advanced, Patent Pending narrow/wide tooth profile currently produced, guarantee minimum 12 months of excellent chain retention capabilities! We mean it. Always use a new chain with a new chainring.



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