How often do you get to test comparable kit back-to-back? This is why recent testing was a great chance to try a few similar pieces out. Oddly, the standout was an oval chainring.
@WorksComponents have been used since the start of this project; they’ve been a joy to deal with and produce some great kit, all made in the UK. However, testing one of their rings back-to-back against a round Shimano was – to be blunt – a revelation. It was amazing to feel how well their oval ring works.
Pedalling up the first climb felt great – nice and round. Nothing untoward. Nothing unusual. It wasn’t until switching to the second bike with a round Shimano chainring it became apparent how jerky round chainrings feel, even when trying to maintain a smooth cadence. The oval ring genuinely seemed to make pedalling ‘rounder’. Things are never perfect though and there were downsides, which in this case was the occasional slight ‘lag’ in the chain when back-pedalling to set-up pedals in technical sections. But otherwise the difference was only positive. We’re sold.
B E S P O K E... this has kept me very busy the past few days, & now I'm delighted it's on its way to the bride who commissioned it. Created with beads and sequins as selected by the bride to coordinate with her dress, it's based on my Lunar design. #yourwishismycommand#labouroflove
I had this on my story a few days ago but have been asked to post it so you all can zoom into the details of these craaazzzy sweet spoons by @love.daisy.sunday. I am so loving them. Go check her stuff out! After the holidays I am going to have some made with ethnic food/dishes from Bolivia. Love love love these!!!!