Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
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Would a non-ramped chainring help?
Hey guys. Gonna bother you with another question.
I run a 1x9 setup. It used to be 3x9. I have the 32 ring up front that came with the bike (granny and titan gear removed). I have a bashring on it now, and use my FD as a chain guide.
When I'm in the 34 or other large cog at the back, I sometimes drop the chain, always inside.
Ideally, I'd like to removed the FD and just run a nice and tidy 1x9 setup. I am wondering if a non-ramped ring would help me out here. I was reading up on Sheldon Brown's 2 cents on ramped rings, and I came across this:
"Ramped/pinned chainrings generally give improved shifting when moving from smaller to larger chainrings. The ramps and pins are always located on the side that faces the next smaller chainring. Ramps and pins are useless on the smallest chainring of a crankset, so they are normally found only on the outer rings."
It's interesting that it improves shifting up the gears, and yet ramps are not found on the smallest ring, but are on the largest?
Anyways, what do you think?