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    Recommendations for a 32 t Chainring for use with an 8 speed chain

    ...seems they are getting hard to find. Since Boone and HBC are long gone, is anyone else making boutique Chainrings?

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    I don't see why any modern SS chainring would not work with an 8-speed chain. I have had Raceface and Absolute Black chainrings in recent years and never had an issue with a SRAM pc-850 on them.

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    On my ss, I have a 9 speed chain on a sram eagle 34t ring. Bought an 11 speed chain, but the 9 worked fine so I decided to get all the life I could out of it. No issues at all.

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    Neither of those options are boutique-y enough!!

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    i really like the black spire snaggle tooth rings. they are economical and the long tooth profile really holds the chain well. they also make round and oval if that is your thing.

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    I have not had a problem with a NW chain ring and the $10 KMC X8.93 8-speed chain. After years of running Blackspire Mono Veloce and HBC chain rings on the RF Turbine cranks I used on my Jabberwocky, I am thinking that the OneUp Components NW chain ring I have been running on my Unit is actually lasting longer than any of the traditional toothed chain rings I ran in the past. Maybe its the extra width of every other tooth on a NW ring.

    Part of the reason I switched to the Sram crank and DM rings, I was also having problems finding nice 5-bolt SS rings for my RF Turbine cranks.

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    Iím running a Salsa 34t chainring. No issues at all with it.
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    Been running the Absolute Black oval with a SRAM 8spd chain for a long time, zero issues.

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    I run Wolftooth rings and cogs with 8 speed chains.
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    Surly makes some awesome stainless rings and cogs still. Just setup a bike with both on an older M737 crankset but there's a few BCD options.
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    Thanks to all for all the replies. There are a lot of great Aluminum chainrings available, I was looking for something to replace my Titanium HBC ring with something more like what Boone and HBC were making in the past. It's just a preference. It seems that there may not be any small U.S. builders making these types of Ti parts today, but my search continues.

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    if you were looking specifically for a ti ring, you should have specified that in your original message. yeah, hard to find. there are some great aluminum chainrings out there and I don't see the point in a ti ring other than bling factor.

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