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    What type cogs & accessories do I need for this hub?

    I'm building up my first single speed using a Niner SIR frame w/ eccentric bb and have ordered a crest wheelset with Stan's rear hub. The details can be seen here:
    ZTR Hub Info
    Can anybody tell me what type of cog I need (looking to start with an 18t matched to 32t slx crankset) and if I need anything else besides a chain to make it work?

    I checked the FAQ but could find the answer

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    Looks like the standard shimano style cog. You'll need to go with a SS spacer kit, which most likely will have a popular sized cog with it, like 18t. I have a SS specific hub, and I went with a Niner cogalicious cog, but heard good things about Surly's cog.

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    Pretty much any cog and spacer kit will work. You can use Chris King cogs, Niner cogs, Surly or whatever. There are a bunch of cog/spacer kits out there that will give you everything you need in one package. Try Jensonusa.com for generic, affordable cog and spacer kits.
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    You want a cog with a wider base so it doesn't gouge up your freehub body.
    Most of my cogs are Surly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornfish View Post
    Pretty much any cog and spacer kit will work. You can use Chris King cogs, Niner cogs, Surly or whatever. There are a bunch of cog/spacer kits out there that will give you everything you need in one package. Try Jensonusa.com for generic, affordable cog and spacer kits.
    Most "generic" kits have narrow steel cogs which will dig into the soft alloy freehub body rather quickly. Stick with the wider base models (King, Surly, Niner, Homebrewed)

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    I've had really good luck with these instead of a spacer kit;

    GearClamp - Singlespeed Conversion Kit

    Super easy to get the right chain line. I was able to set them and forget about them. Nicest SS upgrade I've done in a while.

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    I have Crest rims with ZTR hubs and use a spacer kit and Niner cogs. You definitely want a wide base cog, I know the Niner and the HBC cogs are both wide, don't know what else is.

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailof View Post
    I have Crest rims with ZTR hubs and use a spacer kit and Niner cogs. You definitely want a wide base cog, I know the Niner and the HBC cogs are both wide, don't know what else is.
    Which spacer kit did you go with? I'm going with the same wheelset and Niner cog. Some of the kits I've seen come with the steel cog that's more narrow than the Niner one. I was wondering if I'd need different sized spacers to compensate for the extra width.

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