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    New question here. Best / beefy 34 tooth chainring???

    Any opinions on what is the best 34 tooth chainring for light FR 2x9 application???

    Been using the BlackSpire Super Pro, and like it, but if there's something stronger I'd try it (it's wearing a bit quicker than I think it should).

    Thanks!

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    You have a couple options, going with something stronger like a Boone Ti or something cheaper like a Salsa. I opted for the later...

    http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?PageID=30&SKU=CR3655

    Ramps and pins are overrated.
    Long Live Long Rides

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    I've found the BS Super Pro to be about the best you can get for a ramped/pinned aluminum ring.

    Your options are a non-ramped, SS-type aluminum ring or steel/TI, as the above poster mentioned.

    Depending on how you like your current gearing, you might want to try a 36 instead of a 34. It would last a little bit longer due to having more teeth.

    -r

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    Surly Stainless Steel Rings!

    Surly now makes stainless steel chainrings that are not ramped or pinned. They would be easy to pin however! Use a pin out of a link of chain, drill a hole slightly larger than the pin and place the pin in the hole. A quick whack w/a hammer on a hard surface will flare the pin slightly and lock it in place. Use an old chainring w/pins for locating where pins need to go!

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    Ramped or non-ramped???

    Thanks for the input!

    A satinless ring seems ideal (my 22t granny is stainless), and adding pins is easy enough, but I question not having ramps for better shifting. Maybe that would be a good thread to start.

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