We learned a lot from inventing and producing the first 1x-specific chainrings with chain-retention capability.
Wear, noise, cross chaining, mud clearance, retention, guiding, and other factors were all considered when developing the newest Eagle chainring. We wanted to reduce wear and noise without negatively impacting chain retention.
Another goal was to increase foul-weather capability. With all of these goals accomplished, the Eagle chainring is a significant step forward over any 1x ring on the market, even our own. All of this is accomplished by a more aggressive tooth design.