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What are Rotor Q rings?

What are Rotor Q rings?

For those that don’t know what a ROTOR Q-Ring is, it is an elliptical chainring that helps increase your performance by varying drive-train resistance during pedaling. ROTOR’s elliptical rings maximize the strong muscles and minimize resistance during the weaker part of the pedal stroke.

Do Q rings work?

Q-Rings do not eliminate the dead spots, but they do lighten the load for the weaker areas and transfer that load to the stronger muscles.” “With Q-Rings the pedal stroke remains circular. It is only the rings that are elliptical. This is one reason why the system is an excellent one for trained athletes.

What is Qring?

ROTOR Q rings simulate a higher gear at the point of maximum force, i.e. the most productive part of the pedal stroke, and therefore leverage the power phase (Fig. In addition, Q rings feature up to 5 Optimum Chainring Positions (OCP) that can be oriented around a cyclist’s distinct pedaling characteristics.

Are Q rings good for climbing?

They help you climb This more constant power output comes into its own when climbing, allowing you to more easily spin up cols without jerkiness and offering mountain bikers and roadies alike more grip when scaling gradients with wet or loose surfaces.

What are Osymetric chainrings?

The Osymetric chainring is not an oval or an ellipse chainring – it is unique patented twin cam (refers to two curves which are symmetrical about a single point) chainring which has been designed eliminate the “dead spot/weak spot” which is part of every cyclists pedal stroke due to the design of standard chainrings.

Is round chainring better than oval?

Believe it or not, but a round chainring doesn’t transfer torque to your rear wheel as smoothly as an Oval one. Oval rings work with the natural human physiology. As a direct consequence, Oval rings enhance a cyclist’s ability to spin with a smoother power delivery and feel much easier on legs while climbing.

What is rotor direct mount?

The ROTOR Direct Mount Road Chainring offers a one-piece simplified chainring design that saves weight while simultaneously increasing rigidity. Compared to a standard chainring with spider and bolts, the ROTOR DM Road Chainring is approximately 30 grams lighter by comparison.

Do Osymetric chainrings work?

This powerful tool can reduce lactic acid by 10% and increases power by 10% for anyone that uses them. With OSYMETRIC chainrings installed properly on a bicycle, one can expect a gain of 7-10% watts. Interestingly the rings are most beneficial the closer your are to your personal anaerobic threshold.”

Why are oval chainrings better?

Oval chainrings maximize the part of the stroke where power is produced and minimize resistance where it isn’t. As a direct consequence, Oval rings enhance a cyclist’s ability to spin with a smoother power delivery and feel much easier on legs while climbing. Meaning you will go faster and get less tired.

Do oval chainrings help knee pain?

At 70 and 90 rpm, both the Q ring and the Osymetric ring reduced the power at the knee and increased it at the hip, redistributing the joint forces in the system. The study data, doodled. Moving the joint power up from the knee to the hip could decrease knee pain and injury over time.

What kind of chainrings do Rotor Q rings come in?

The rings are available for both standard (130 BCD) and compact (110 BCD) cranks in various sizes. All the rings, including the company’s most popular setup – 52/36 – equate to the same sizes as regular round chainrings so there’s no complicated conversion equation needed when selecting your rings.

How are Q rings adjusted on rotor pedals?

This means you can micro adjust the orientation of your Q rings to fine-tune your pedal performance. ROTOR´s CNC-machined cranks feature our Trinity Drilling System, which is a process that drills three full-depth holes along the axis of the crank.

Which is the correct angle for rotor chainrings?

Rotor suggests starting with position three, as marked by three dots on the rings, which is an angle of 108˚. Get the bolt holes lined up, tighten the bolts to the correct torque and all that’s left to do is adjust the height of the front derailleur to put it clear of the outer ring’s teeth at its tallest position. Then you’re ready to ride.

What does the OCP stand for on a rotor bike?

Optimum Chainring Position (OCP) represents the different setup positions that ROTOR Q rings offer to fit a rider’s distinct pedaling style. Q rings feature up to 5 OCP´s, with OCP 3 as an intermediate starting point, all to optimize your pedaling style.