Fat is the
Shovel chainrings have been tested for over 2 years before release, to ensure the best chainring design and quality. Fat teeth design is specially done by adding extra surfaces of which mud can slide of, retaining the chain in every condition.
Howevery, if you are riding bike park, some unexpected front flips can occur, so we would recommend to get a chainguide, just in case of some eject event.
As the story goes, Oval was next best thing, so we have given a try, and we loved it. With special angle, Shovel oval chainrings will make you have more power on the downhill side, while going uphill, you will be left feeling you are riding a small chainring. 34T oval will act as 36T while shredding your way down, and 32T as struggling uphill. Who likes to uphill anyways…
Oval is not your style?
Except oval chainrings, we do offer regular chainrings. As the oval ones, all Shovel chainrings have open bolt mount design, for greater clearance. Except the open bolt design, we like to push the design to the limit, to ensure that riders who ride Shovel products, receive the best possible product. As there are no compromises in our design team, our regular chainrings are weight less than the competition, and looks better than anything out there.