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    Shimano DX cog?

    I recently happened across some Shimano DX 18 teeth cogs. They cost 265yen, about $2.00. Is there something I am missing out on here? They seem solid and cheap. I do live in Sakai, the home of Shimano, maybe that is the only reason. Is it worth buying more expensive cogs over these BMX ones?

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    They're good cogs, but they're too thin to use with aluminum freehub bodies without damaging them.

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    They are the best SS cogs for steel freehubs.

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    I agree! Unless you go with alu free body hubs such as King, DX cogs should be fine.
    If you have alu free body hubs it would be better get some wider based cog such as
    King, Surly, Endress to prevent from eating up these "soft" free body.

    -Aki (from Tondabayashi--- near Sakai)

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    Good cogs, assuming you have a steel freehub body, which most moderately priced hubs do. All Shimano freehubs except XTR and D-A will work fine with DX cogs. They're cheap, they wear forever and they hold the chain on really well.

    If you have a steel freehub body and DX comes in the size you need, get it. Period.
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