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    Not so endless...

    So, I have an Endless Kick-Ass cog on my SS conversion and while changing wheelsets recently I noticed it's worn *greatly* in just a short bit of riding. A few teeth are tore the farq up. I'd like to say it's because my legs are so freakin' massively strong that I just tear the teeth off, but who would I be kidding?

    Anyway, what are some good alternatives? King Cogs gotta be good, right? Surely Surly? Anyone...Bueler...Bewler...?

    Me thinks: Steel is real.

    Thanks a ton.

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    I like shimano.... good hard steel.

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    I'm had pretty good luck with the wear of the stainless steek King cogs, but I think for ultimate wear (and price) you can't beat a ti. Boone.
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    I ran a Surly 19T all last season in wet and muddy Maine woods on my only offroad bike - a fixed gear - and it shows no wear. Can't ask more than that.

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    Sorry not to have any recommendations for other cogs, but...
    I've got over 1000 miles on a 20t Kick Ass cog and about 250 on a 19. I weigh 210 and ride a Sir 9 pretty hard. I don't think I've got any abnormal wear. I do wipe my chain down after every ride and I have a chain for each cog, if that matters.

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    Brock, I would have got you a Surly if there was one in town in the tooth count that I was looking for at the time (22 or 23). But that Endless cog was what was in stock, period.

    You won't find a steel King cog as large as you're looking for (I don't think). Surlys are available up to 23t (I think) and they wear well.

    I was wondering how long that aluminum Endless cog would last. Never used one myself, but many people on this forum reported good results. I was skeptical but optimistic. Now we know. Stick with steel.

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    Use Shimano DX steel cogs. They are great. I've been using mine for 2 years now. Several chains were worn on this thing and it's still in good shape.

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    yeah if you have a steel cassette body i can't imagine anything better than a shimano for the price/durability.

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    If you can swing a King, a Boone is only about $15 more...And the above poster is righ that the kings are only listed up to 20t.
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    Thanks folks. I'll do the shitemano route for now, but knowing me...I'll end up buying a King or Boone. I'm switching from a 34/22 to a 34/20 now so I'll certainly be tempted by a King.

    Davey: quit it and just accept I kill things. It's something I do, really well.

    Thanks again folks.

    Brock...
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    Disciples Of Dirt, come ride with us.

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