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More Than a Pretty Color - Absolute Black's PVD Coating 3

Absolute Black's new SRAM-compatible oval chainrings are available in a PVD titanium coating.

More Than a Pretty Color - Absolute Black's PVD Coating

We are always on the quest to improve our products and at the same time, make them look even better. The new addition to our portfolio is PVD Titanium Rainbow coating. The coating itself is extremely hard and exhibits very low friction coefficient making the chainring last longer and at the same time adding some flare to the look. It's a very similar coating to the one seen on SRAM top of the range cassettes and chains.


But creating such coating on aluminum parts like chainrings is extremely tricky because the process itself requires a specially prepared "clean room" grade, spotless clean chainrings, and then proprietary process to get the colors right whilst having at the same time correct coating thickness. Because of all those challenges, such process costs considerably more than the anodizing, but we believe the look is worth the added cost.


Note that due to the nature of the PVD process, every chainring is unique, and color may vary. Not a single chainring is the same which makes your new chainring completely individual.


  • SRAM AXS XX1, XX1 Eagle, X01, X01 Eagle, GX Eagle, NX Eagle, SX Eagle, X1, X0, X9, X7, S2210, S1400, Descendant, Stylo, Truvativ AKA and all DUB cranks.
  • Cane Creek eeWings.
  • GXP and Long spindle BB30.
  • BOOST148 bikes. 
  • 9, 10, 11 and 12spd Eagle compatible
  • Price: $137.95

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