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    Endless Kickass vs CK vs Surly cogs

    Am going to change over my geared Karate Monkey to SS. Also change my 20t to 18t on my SS El Mariachi.So I 'll be purchasing 2 cogs. No probs with the Surly...any advantage weight etc. going with either of the other 2 brands.Both bikes will have Hope Pro Evo 2 hubs.I realize I can't go wrong with any of these.
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    King, and Surly are stainless, while the Endless is Aluminum. The Endless is Lighter, but the other 2 should "last longer" all things considered. Surly or King what ever you find cheaper.

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    Thanks...definately go for durability.CK or Surly it is. Thanks.

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    I have been running a Surly on my SS for over two years and after a good cleaning it still lokks pretty good. I bought a CK to go on my new SS wheelset and could not get it to fit by hand. I probably could have tapped it on with a hammer but there was no way I was going to do that to my new I9 hubs. It looks great though! Thinking of giving the Niner Cogalicious cog a go.
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    I haven't worn out an aluminum cog yet in 5 years of SS'ing. Just my experience (Endless, rennen, and HBC).

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    I have a couple of Endless cogs and neither of them fit initially to my Hope Pro2 without the aid of a small file but are now running smoothly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaskar24 View Post
    I have been running a Surly on my SS for over two years and after a good cleaning it still lokks pretty good. I bought a CK to go on my new SS wheelset and could not get it to fit by hand. I probably could have tapped it on with a hammer but there was no way I was going to do that to my new I9 hubs. It looks great though! Thinking of giving the Niner Cogalicious cog a go.
    I'm running an 18t Niner Cogalicious without any problems. I had a Surly on before, but wanted to go to a lower gear ratio and the Niner was the only 18t I could find at my LBS's. The aluminum sketched me out, but I don't see any signs of wear yet, and it is noticably lighter than the CK and Surly steel cogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post
    I haven't worn out an aluminum cog yet in 5 years of SS'ing. Just my experience (Endless, rennen, and HBC).
    How much do you weigh? I have given up on aluminum cogs because they don't last. My last aluminum cog lasted about 400 miles before it exploded. I have a 18T Surly cog that probably close to 3000 miles on it, and it's still going strong. Now I have a mix of Surly and On-One steel cogs on 16-20. I don't ever plan on buying aluminum again.

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    175-180 depending? I'm not racer fast but I love to climb and do race occasionally.

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    My Endless cogs only last roughly a month before they wear through. Did have a Niner Cogalicious last almost 2 months. Put a CK on in early summer and still shows no wear at all. And has been quite a bit quieter then the other 2 as well.

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    singleworks steel, cheap, lightish, loving mine.

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    On One has cogs for $9.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    On One has cogs for $9.99.
    Between a few friends of mine and I we ordered 6 On One cogs ranging from 16T to 20T. They looked really good, and so far have been flawless as far a performance. At that price they are hard to beat.

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    where are they $9.99? are they the groove armada?
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