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    Do singlespeed cogs/chainrings last any longer???

    So ive got a brand new drivetrain....new singlespeed cog with new singlespeed chainring and new chain. Since the teeth are bigger can I expect to go through at least 2 chains before the cogs will need replacing?
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    Depends on the chain... and the riding conditions... and the rider. Lube, wipe everything down, and lube again after each ride where things get dirty, and stuff lasts a long time. (That's almost every ride here in NorAZ with the lovely red dirt that seems to get into everything.)

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    Yep...we've got the GA red clay as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NovakanX
    So ive got a brand new drivetrain....new singlespeed cog with new singlespeed chainring and new chain. Since the teeth are bigger can I expect to go through at least 2 chains before the cogs will need replacing?
    I have a Spot chainring that is over 5 years old and it keeps on ticking. This picture is about a year old, but you can see it is quite worn. The point is, since the chain has a straight chain line and a chainring has over 50% chain wrap, as long as I flip the chainring everytime I replace a chain and dress it up from time to time with a Dremal tool, I don't see why it can't last another 5 years.
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    ^ ^ ^

    Now that is a chainring that has seen some miles.

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    lol
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    Short answer is yes. Apart from the teeth being bigger SS chainrings (if made properly) have no warps in them so they are perfectly flat and round and less likely to grind ya chain. So I guess an SS chainring could mean you will need to change your chain less often. My latest chainring is about 6 months old and you can't even tell its been used and my chain is perfectly fine.

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