On the flat is where they come into their own, as they assist in reducing the negative effect of the “dead spots at 12 and 6” and it really smooths out your pedal stroke if you jerk a little while pedalling. All in all a really nice product to test, but I’m not sure that they would be for the Sunday morning club run. They’re more suited for riders that like to compete at club level or do a triathlon. In this arena, they’re a good investment. They’ll also help you if you suffer from Knee issues the Q-Rings imitate a circular (but smaller) chain ring around the Dead Spots. I look forward to my next ride with these on!
I’ll be continuing the test over the next few months, seeing how it helps to improve my overall rides in the Dales and Moors and across the Vale of York. In the meantime, Q-Rings are available from Fulford Cycles in York, who will happily fit them for you.
Alternatively, take a look at our developing technical section, where we’ll be showing you guys how to do the deed for yourself, along with some other useful skills.