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    New question here. Ramped or non-ramped chainring on 2x9 ???

    A satinless middle ring seems ideal (my 22t granny is stainless), and adding pins is easy enough, but I question not having ramps - how much impact will this have on shifting?

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    None For Some People

    Ramps and pins are more of a crutch for shifting at improper times. 95% of the time a set of perfectly flat rings will shift just as well or better than ramped/pinned rings.

    I will grant you that there are times on unfamiliar terrain when they are helpful. But they are by no means necessary as most of the newer riders seem to think.
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    Two weeks ago I switched over to a 2x9 drivetrain and also installed Boone Ti rings 22/32 with X-Type cranks. It's suprising how well they shift. I think Shayne is right in that you don't really need ramps and pins. The shifting is different but in the end I shift more efficiently and am therefore faster on the trail. My 2cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by floydg68
    Two weeks ago I switched over to a 2x9 drivetrain and also installed Boone Ti rings 22/32 with X-Type cranks. It's suprising how well they shift. I think Shayne is right in that you don't really need ramps and pins. The shifting is different but in the end I shift more efficiently and am therefore faster on the trail. My 2cents

    Thanks guys. This has been my "feeling" or assumption, but hearing it from those with experience is what I needed to make a decision. Looks like the Surly stainless, or perhaps the Boone Ti if I can find one - where'd you get yours Floyd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollin'in'Zona
    A satinless middle ring seems ideal (my 22t granny is stainless), and adding pins is easy enough, but I question not having ramps - how much impact will this have on shifting?

    Anyone???
    It will be a rough and clunky chain jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollin'in'Zona
    Thanks guys. This has been my "feeling" or assumption, but hearing it from those with experience is what I needed to make a decision. Looks like the Surly stainless, or perhaps the Boone Ti if I can find one - where'd you get yours Floyd?

    Peace
    I got the rings from Boonerings.com. He sell titanium wedding bands etc. and there is a link to Boonetechnologies that has the chainrings. I actually ordered two additional rings to try out, a 24 and 34t combo. I haven't gotten them yet. But I may be selling my 22t ring if you are interested. I also have brand new never used Raceface 22t and 42t rings as well. PM me and we can discuss it further if you like.

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