|Posted||7 Oct 2015|
|Category||Chainrings / Sprockets|
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The new ROTOR QXL is a Q-Ring with increased ovalization. They have a similar shape to standard QRings, ensuring exceptional drivetrain stability. QXL rings do not replace standard Q-Rings, rather complement them as each is optimized for different rider profiles and situations.
We believe that standard Q-Rings offer an optimal adaptation-stability-biomechanical balance for most cyclists. However, we are aware of scientific research and feedback from pro riders that shows that greater ovality can be desirable and useful for certain athletes since not all riders have the same muscle build, riding form, or pedaling style.
Improved cycling experience
The feedback was positive from many professional riders previously wary of Q-Rings. These athletes reported an improved cycling experience when pedaling out of the saddle and accelerating.
QXL chainrings are most noticeable when riding in conditions of high power delivery and consistent maximum (peak) effort, like time trials, sprints, breakaways, etc.
For riders looking for increased ovalization
The QXL rings are designed more for a type of rider rather than a specific cycling discipline
Powerful riders with larger muscle mass that produce a higher peak and average power output typically prefer QXL rings. For example, sprinters tend to have predominantly fast twitch muscle build. This makes an increased degree of optimal ovality because these riders benefit from the decreased negative work offered by the enlarged ovality.
Q-Rings can increase an avid cyclists performance by as much as 4 seconds per km in a sprint thats twice the benefit of an aero wheelset!
Professionally, athletes who have chosen to ride them have put to rest any doubts about their performance by winning two grand tours, more than 25 Ironman races and over 20 UCI elite Road, MTB and CX world champion titles.
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