Rip 9 Chainring clearance
That 44 tooth ring is pretty close to the yoke at roughly 1/8" - -
would love to avoid suck issues--where did you find a 40 with ramps?
Crank is an Octalink LX I had laying around---buffed the black anodized material with jewelers rouge on the face---came out looking pretty trick -- glossy black onyx
(same procedure with the old Ritchey post -- one can put a chrome mirrorlike finish on aluminum)
I really like running the 42 on my Superfly -- for me the big ring is much smoother, sprints better and carries more momentum, its close to a full Niner now.
What is the best chainstay silencer/protector for the Rip?