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    boone ti, CK steel, or CK alum cog?

    I'm getting ready to build up a nice SS wheelset but want to keep the rear a cassette style hub. Does the material (ti, aluminum, steel), of the rear cog make a difference? Or is it just a matter of bling and weight? I am pretty easy on my bikes and want the lightest possible but don't want some thing that will wear down easily either.

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    Dont forget Endless

    I have around 2000 miles on one and its holding up fine. Price is good also. http://www.endlessbikes.com/products...ents/cogs.html

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    I would highly recommend endless if weight is a concern. Light and cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tntsweeper
    I'm getting ready to build up a nice SS wheelset but want to keep the rear a cassette style hub. Does the material (ti, aluminum, steel), of the rear cog make a difference? Or is it just a matter of bling and weight? I am pretty easy on my bikes and want the lightest possible but don't want some thing that will wear down easily either.
    I'd also say avoid the King aluminum. They don't last very long.
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    If you need a 16 or a 20 or even a 19 tooth King cog I have them for sale. The 16 and 20 tooth are steel and the 19 is aluminum. Both of the steel ones are very lightly used and the alu one is brand new. PM if you want.

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    evidence

    Hi,

    I have an 18T cog. Six dollars and six thousand kilometers of commuting through all kinds of crap weather, it is still begging for further punishment. Lasted longer than the LX hub. Tried uploading the photo but it wouldn't work.

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    I have them all

    I like the Boones best, light, strong, wide base, blingiest.

    Followed by the Stainless steel Kings, lighter, strong, not so wide base.

    The Surly cog weighs a ton but, it looks nice enough and it's stainless steel, I'd expect it to be around a while.

    The Endless is a nice enough cog except that from 10 feet away it looks like a stamped steel shimano or novatech cog so, not bling and since it's aluminum, it won't likely hold up as well. It does have a nice wide base and it's light.

    Durability is key here I don't like aluminum SS cogs much. I'm 250# plus, it's Ti or steel for me. I have done a fair amount of research into SS cogs, I was considering making some and had figured out how to make one superior to what is currently available and for the same or less money. When I started researching the size of the market and realised how small it probably actually is, I shelved the idea.....at least for now
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    I prefer the Boones ..if you are willing to wait a bit to get one.

    I have used the Endless as well as the Kings.

    I think that the Boone looks the best, and as far as wear goes, they are hard to beat.


    Bling costs $$$$'s though.


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    Definitely get whichever is most expensive, and then post lots of pics of it on this forum.

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    anyone heard from marshall lately? just curious.

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