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    cassette cog drop alternative with 40T

    Was just having an idle thought about the 40 or 42T cogs and the cog removal from the cassette.

    If you got a larger lockring (like for a 12T) could you just drop the 11? I mean dropping the 17 is a huge gap in the middle of the cassette.
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    I think this will only work with certain set ups. I have a Wolftooth 40T, xt cassette, and DT swiss 350 hub. I tried removing the 11 and all of the cogs wouldn't fit over the splines. The only way I could fit the cogs over the splines was by removing the 17t and spacer. I think people using other 40/42t cogs are having better luck with this set up, maybe the WT is a little thicker or maybe it's my set up but that has been my experience.

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    Thats quite odd, as the physical distance between cogs should be identical. Are you sure all of your other cogs were properly seated, nothing hanging up on burrs or similar.
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    I tried it a couple of times and the 13t just wouldn't quite catch. I think if the 13t was a first position cog it may work. From what I have read in other threads people are having success without the 11t but not sure what kind of set ups. I was hoping this would work for me but its just not happening. I am getting used to not having the 17t though. BTW absolute black makes a 13t lockring but a 12 should work too.

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    If you want to mod an 11-36 cassette to add a 40 or 43 giant cog, you can use an SLX or XT cassette and remove the 17 and 19 and replace them with an 18 tooth cog. I did that and it works very well. 11-40 with a 34 front.
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