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    I running the stock 3/32" drivetrain on my 2010 Kona Unit. I'd like to replace the crappy, stamped steel cog with something a little nicer, and with a wide base so that it doesn't damage the freehub on my new wheels.

    I'm on the heavy side (195lb), don't race, and not interested in breaking the bank. So, I'm leaning toward steel or stainless steel (ie. no aluminum or titanium).

    It looks like the best deal out there is the Surly for ~$24. Any others I should consider?

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    Lots of talk about them here with some nice specimens:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=671700

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    Surly is nice, WTB makes a solid one as well.

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    Ti isnt going to be an issue for you, it's in the same ballpark as stainless, as long as it isnt a lower grade of ti. Of course the design of it has a lot to do with that as well.
    But yea, i'd stay away from aluminum at your size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichwic
    Surly is nice, WTB makes a solid one as well.
    Really? Not being disagreeable... I've never used one... never even seen one... but a few weeks back several people said the WTB cog was garbage.

    Amazing how diverse the opinions expressed on MTBR can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Really? Not being disagreeable... I've never used one... never even seen one... but a few weeks back several people said the WTB cog was garbage.

    Amazing how diverse the opinions expressed on MTBR can be.

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    i remember that thread... the chain wouldnt even fit on it because the tips of the teeth were too wide or something lol
    That's what you get with Chineese stuff. Sometimes you get lucky and it'll work, but i wouldnt bank on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    Ti isnt going to be an issue for you, it's in the same ballpark as stainless, as long as it isnt a lower grade of ti. Of course the design of it has a lot to do with that as well.
    But yea, i'd stay away from aluminum at your size.

    Yes. My leanings away from Ti are due to cost, not durability.

    I love the looks of your 2-piece cogs. But, unfortunately, they're out of my price range, too.

    Steve

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    I have 2 of ISAR's SS cogs, and love them. Dan is a great guy that does great work!

    Get the SS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Mickstar
    Yes. My leanings away from Ti are due to cost, not durability.

    I love the looks of your 2-piece cogs. But, unfortunately, they're out of my price range, too.

    Steve
    ahh, gotcha. Yea, steel is the way to go then.

    And thanks! Just updated the design about 15 minutes ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    I have 2 of ISAR's SS cogs, and love them. Dan is a great guy that does great work!

    Get the SS!
    Thanks Andy, glad you're still liking them!

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    Now that work is letting me! lol

    I'll drop you a line.

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    ISAR gets my vote. Maybe save for a little bit longer?

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    I'll be ordering from ISAR once I figure out for sure the size I want. The Surly is holding me over pretty well for now.

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    thanks for all the word of mouth guys! you're all the breast!

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    Endless Kick-Ass Cogs!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SS Cog-endless-kick-ass-cog.jpg  

    2008 Trek 69er SS
    2010 Vassago Jabberwocky SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwebber60
    Endless Kick-Ass Cogs!
    or....

    Same material, also made in the USA, half the weight, and any color you want. And at a lower retail price as well.
    I dont usually brag, but i'm proud of that.

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    Another vote for ISAR's stuff. I've got several of his chainrings and getting ready to place another order. Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    or....
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    Same material, also made in the USA, half the weight, and any color you want. And at a lower retail price as well.
    I dont usually brag, but i'm proud of that.
    I'm not personally a fan of aluminum cogs because I wear them out so fast, but if I were to invest in one, it would def be one of ISAR's. Dude's got it goin' on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    I'm not personally a fan of aluminum cogs because I wear them out so fast, but if I were to invest in one, it would def be one of ISAR's. Dude's got it goin' on.

    --sParty
    Well Dan does SS and Ti also. As well as his two piece cogs. Just some food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    Well Dan does SS and Ti also. As well as his two piece cogs. Just some food for thought.
    Yes I'm well aware of his offerings. Very nice. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Yes I'm well aware of his offerings. Very nice. Thanks.

    --sParty
    i LOLed a little.

    You're a cheap bastard, just like me. I had to start making expensive stuff so i wouldnt have to buy it


    Also works well for trading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    i LOLed a little.

    You're a cheap bastard, just like me. I had to start making expensive stuff so i wouldnt have to buy it
    ...
    Whenever I get my someday bike (ti Vertigo), I'll dress it with Homebrewed toothed components. Meanwhile my singlespeeds are mere workhorse sleds, usually sporting a film of mud that keeps brand names & bling pretty much hidden anyway, so I choose to wear out stuff that works well but can be purchased for a quarter to half of bling price. It's out there.

    Anyway Dan, rest assured that I know full well that your gear is the best. Someday...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
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    Also works well for trading.
    Hmmm... what do you need?

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