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    New question here. big cog

    Where can I buy a SS cog bigger than 22T?

    Tired of pushing up my single speed, set up with a 19T (I think), in the Tilden/Wilcat canyons.
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    Homebrew makes up to a 24 tooth. Click on the banner above.

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    How about going to a smaller chainring? If your at a 32 now, drop down to a 30 or 28.

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    New question here.

    thanks.

    $66 for the steel 24T (1/8" SRAM SS/BMX chain) cog from Homebrew (OK with that $).

    Homebrew chaingrings are 28T minimum for $43. but 'd rather have a larger cog, for couple of reasons: Not using chain tension-er on my converted SS and like the ideal of spreading the chain load on the cog as I mash up (using Time ATAC pedals) them hills.

    OT: I may sample some XC races on my SS. I guess I ought use my F100MM Fox suspension fork instead of the steel rigid fork I got now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    How about going to a smaller chainring? If your at a 32 now, drop down to a 30 or 28.
    He has a 19t. Dropping to a 30t chainring would be the equivalent of switching to a 20t.

    Dropping to a 28t would give him roughly 32/21.

    He is asking for a 24t or so. That would require roughly a 23 0r 22 chainring.

    Small rings wear faster and don't move the load around as well.

    HBC makes a good one. So does Endless in aluminum.

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    Rennen makes a 25t in aluminium.

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    can you handle 36T?

    36T cog
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    What's your chainring in front? You can climb to the top of Mt Diablo with a 32:20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    can you handle 36T?

    36T cog
    awesome, but I hope I never get that phat that I need that much leverage, then again, might be just the cog for an hour long steep climb, like in Downieville, CA
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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    What's your chainring in front? You can climb to the top of Mt Diablo with a 32:20.
    It's 32. I started with 32:16. perhaps you can, but I am 215# phat, stiff, and slow on climbs.
    I'm already having walk up upper Tilden with a 19T cog. I also use 2.5" WTB knobby front tire, the best thread on mud.
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    trailnut, what are your wheels sized? 32:16 is too high of gearing to climb Tilden/Mt Diablo. I rode 32:16 on a 29er SS with the MTBR Appetite Seminar last year and it was brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord View Post
    trailnut, what are your wheels sized? 32:16 is too high of gearing to climb Tilden/Mt Diablo. I rode 32:16 on a 29er SS with the MTBR Appetite Seminar last year and it was brutal.
    26. With WTB 2.5" Timberwolf knobby tire

    Deciding on 25t vs. 24t, but likely the 24t steel or ti.
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    26" 32:18T for general XC. It's a stock gearing for example on a Bianchi SASS. 32:20T for simple pleasures. 32:21T max or you'll be spinning on everything except the climbs. And especially unpleasant running that low of gearing when you are riding XX miles to the trailhead. 'Cause real men ride to the trailhead.
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    This is ****ing dumb. How does every ration discussion become an epidemic of e-penising?

    ****.

    Dood, ride the ratio that gets you on the trail and tell everyone else to **** off. Buy something from HBC and tell ISAR to **** off, cause I think he likes it.

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    never switched my cog to a different size, but i have heard that even a 1 tooth difference is a pretty big jump. Going from 19t to 24t is quite a jump i would say.

    might be just what your looking for, but if you have been riding around on a 19t thus far, then you probably don't need 5 more teeth

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