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    Singlespeed cogs (20T)

    The Nashbar Singlespeed Kit arrived yesterday.... included are 3 cogs: 14T, 15T, and 16T.

    I'm now looking for a 20T to start with. There seem to be only a few options though... King, Surly, Shimano, and Novatec. Webcyclery basically tells costomers that Novatecs will eat into the freehub. I don't know anything about Surly's and Shimanos, and Kings are off the hook on price.
    Surly's seem about right though. Anyone have any recommendations?

    Thanks a lot
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    The Surlys have a wider base than Shimano cogs, and are nice for the price.

    For a little more you can also get a cog from Endless, which have an even wider base and are lighter (they are aluminum) - http://www.endlessbikes.com/products...ents/cogs.html. The teeth are not as tapered as on the Surly cogs though, so correct chainline is more critical and I am not sure if that Nashbar kit gives you enough flexibility.

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    I have a steel king 20t, let me know if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiRt DeViL
    I have a steel king 20t, let me know if interested.
    czardonic, thanks for the info... So for now the surleys are the way to go.

    Dirt Devil, how much would it go for? And would a steel cog work with a Deore hub?

    thanks

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    The Novatec would be about the same quality as the cogs that came with your Nashbar kit. It's not like it's going to tear the shite out of your freehub unless it's Ti or Al.
    Find out what your main gear/gears will be and then spring for the good cog of your choice. It could also be a 17, 18, 19 or 21 or more right?

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    The Novatec will work fine on your Deore hub (steel freehub body).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aosty
    The Novatec will work fine on your Deore hub (steel freehub body).
    sweet thanks ... I couldn't tell by looking at it.

    this means its battle between the novatec and DD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    There seem to be only a few options though... King, Surly, Shimano, and Novatec.
    Don't forget the ultra-swanky Boone product:

    Boone Ti Rings and Cogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBearings
    czardonic, thanks for the info... So for now the surleys are the way to go.

    Dirt Devil, how much would it go for? And would a steel cog work with a Deore hub?

    thanks
    PM sent regarding the King, as for the Deore hub any cog made for a freehub body will work. The difference between a Novatech/Shimano DX and King, Surly, Boone, Endless is how wide the base is, the wider it is the less prone to hub damage it is.

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