Do Q-rings improve power? Here is our answer, focusing on scientific facts and evidence not speculation. Yes here at FFT we have used q-rings & osymmetric for over a year. However absolute proof they help is not clear. Here we talk about the basics of the effect of non-round (oval) rings on power, torque, pedal speed, bike speed. Firstly from a lab perspective where we can test one leg at a time, then in the field two legs. Thus we address: what exactly is the "dead spot" in the pedaling motion? In the lab it is the effort the carry the leg back up to the 12oclock position, in the field it is the transition between the dominant down strokes.