After inventing and producing the first 1x-specific rings, with chain-retention capability, we have learned quite a lot. Wear, noise, cross chaining, mud clearance, retention, guiding and other factors were all considered when developing the newest Eagle™ ring. We wanted to reduce wear and noise without negatively impacting chain retention. We also wanted to increase foul-weather capability. All of these goals have been accomplished, and the Eagle™ ring is a significant step forward over any 1x ring on the market, even our own.