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    Wolf Tooth aluminum cog durability

    Who has experience? I'll be running a 32/16 setup, and mostly for commuting and flat, easy single track.

    I'll order the Surly cog, but I don't mind getting a pretty piece too, of the durability is pretty solid.

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    Aluminum is for beer cans and tin foil.

    Steel is for drive trains.

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    WolfTooth make stainless steel version as well.

    Id go WolfTooth or CK for bling factor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinkers View Post
    Aluminum is for beer cans and tin foil.

    Steel is for drive trains.
    Oh word?

    Thanks for sharing your experience with the Wolf Tooth aluminum cog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior77 View Post
    WolfTooth make stainless steel version as well.

    Id go WolfTooth or CK for bling factor.


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    Yeah, aluminum is for bike bling. I'm just curious if it's decent durability for aluminum.

    If it gets worn within 300 miles, that would suck... especially since I'm just messing around on this bike.

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    Ive put 738 hard miles on a 20t, blue WT cog over the last 7 months. Its light, matches the color scheme of my newest single speed and seems to be wearing well. On the other hand, I have a buddy that cracked one recently. Aluminum cogs are what they are: cheaper and lighter, but not stronger. Good luck.

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    I can't speak for the actual durability of WT AL cogs. I can tell you they use the right kind of AL for it to be "as durable as AL is going to be" potentially, which, if you think about it, most chain rings are AL and wear pretty well, all things considered. What I CAN speak for is WT as a company. I've ordered several things from them over the past couple years and have never had anything BUT great experiences, even when (wait for it) I broke (folded, cracked) one of their stainless SS cogs. Even though it was out of warranty, because it was a design they'd changed due to concerns over exactly what happened to mine, they sent me a new one, didn't even charge shipping. I'm sure if anything....out of the ordinary - serious premature wear, etc - happened, they would want to take care of it. They seem to be that kind of company.

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    I have about 2000 miles on my 19t Endless Aluminium cog. m Hard to say for sure since I bought the bike used with the 19t cog on it. I have put 2200 miles on the bike most with the 19t, but some with 20t and some with 18t. So I figure 2000 is probably a good guess.
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    I cant speak for wolftooth, but my raceface narrow wide has lasted years and has a lot of miles. I'm sure its several thousand. 12 hour races ect.

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    Awesome!

    Thanks for the help everyone. I'll add it now. I'll keep my surly order as a backup.

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    Been running my Wolfie AL for about a year and it shows no sign of wear, literally.......figure I've got a good bit of time left to run it on my SS and this has become my main bike to ride.....
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