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  1. #1
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    Oval/Osymetric chainring, quadricep soreness?

    I recently went from from a 30t round ring, to a 32 wolftooth osymetric ring. I've noticed soreness in my quads during and after my rides. Is anyone else experiencing this? I can't tell if this is due to switching from a round ring to an oval, or going from 30t to 32t.


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    Check out the Q-Rings adaptation phase guide:

    Basically, you are putting more strain on muscles that you wouldn't use as much with round rings.

    When I'd been riding Q-Rings for a week or so, I could barely walk my muscles were so sore. You just have to take it a bit easy until you're used to it.

    Now I'm like that if I go back to round rings.
    Lapierre XR29ei, Chris King LB Carbon, XTR 1 X 10
    Planet X Dirty Harry
    Chiner 29er SS

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    Thanks for your response. I feel like I'm getting used to it now. I also found that sliding my saddle forward a little bit helped.

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