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    Chainring cog combo- Probably a stupid one...

    Hi,

    Someone told me that it's a good idea to run an odd tooth number on the cog if you are running an even tooth number chainring and vice versa. The person said it had to do with chain wear over time. Any truth to that, or is it perfectly ok to run even/even and odd/odd? I know that sounds off the wall, but I figured I'd ask. Thanks.

    Adam

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    In general a bigger cog and a bigger ring means less stress per tooth. It also means a longer chain, and so less wear per link. Nothing to do with even/odd.

    So, I'm guessing he was talking about skid patches. Consult gearing primer sticky...

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    Doesn't sound like much to worry about. Thanks all.

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    maybe that mentioned that to you for skid patches..

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamLM View Post
    The person said it had to do with chain wear over time.
    Because they don't know what they're talking about.
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