The Elite chainring is a special chainring which was developed together with FES (Institute for the Research and Development of Sports Equipment). It is optimized for the FES track frames and harmonizes perfectly with these unbelievable black carbon frames. For quite a few months now the professional track cyclists started to ride increasingly larger ratios with the goal to beat their best times. The times are over where all you needed was a 56T chainring. Some German top athletes are even able to ride 60T, which is absolutely awesome.
The basic idea was to reduce the power losses and wear to a minimum. A special coating is applied to the raw material to ensure that the chain glides optimally through the gaps in the toothing. The hard-anodising treatment and the additional PTFE coating are particularly resistant on the one hand and reduce friction on the other. The Elite Chainring is manufactured exclusively using the “Round-Teeth-Design” and ProLine toothing and is therefore only compatible with 11-speed chains.
The chainring was used for the first time in 2016 at the Olympic Games in Rio. All the nominated track bike athletes were equipped with this aluminium masterpiece. Many of the German track professionals are driving using this unique chainring, especially Kristina Vogel and Stefan Bötticher.