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EAI gold medal cog-best cog?

Old 03-29-11, 10:45 AM
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EAI gold medal cog-best cog?



ok so im thinking about splurging on a good cog i really like the specs but ive heard no review of people actually riding them. it says "ISO" on the cog, does that mean i need a special threading on my hub? if so what kind?
thanks in advance and if you have any suggestions of other cogs let me know which are the BEST!!!
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Old 03-29-11, 10:51 AM
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Doesn't someone ask about this every couple of months? Blah blah blah, it's over priced, blah blah blah, any cog that isn't total monkey Metal is just fine, blah blah blah, get whatever you lie if you have the money, blah blah blah, I think it's sexy, blah blah blah, what kind of bike do you ride? Oh that's not nice enough to justify the part, blah blah blah. That about covers 90% of the replies, so now you just need someone that actually owns one to chime in
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Old 03-29-11, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by arp415 View Post
Doesn't someone ask about this every couple of months? Blah blah blah, it's over priced, blah blah blah, any cog that isn't total monkey Metal is just fine, blah blah blah, get whatever you lie if you have the money, blah blah blah, I think it's sexy, blah blah blah, what kind of bike do you ride? Oh that's not nice enough to justify the part, blah blah blah. That about covers 90% of the replies, so now you just need someone that actually owns one to chime in
Pretty much this.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:00 AM
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Scrod runs one.

I have some buddies that run them aswell, nothing much aside from a better finish/ plating that does wear away after time and aesthetics.
Nothing says ****** more than a gold cog.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:01 AM
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Close. I have an EAI Superstar (currently sitting on a shelf).

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Old 03-29-11, 11:04 AM
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Scratch what I said above, conclusion: scrod's not ballin.
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Do they really come in some little sleeve?
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Old 03-29-11, 11:10 AM
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Do they really come in some little sleeve?
Yup they both do.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:10 AM
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local shop owner had one that he threw on his bikes, sold it to someone recently. said shop owner told buyer that it's needlessly expensive, has terrible value for dollar, and is really only meant for racers that will get it for free or for shop owners that want to show off with ****** parts.

anyways, the guy bought it and has been asked many times how it is better. no one can really answer him because it's just a cog. So feel free to buy it, but i'd rather spend the $70 difference on better foot retention, towards a better saddle, or more lizard skin bar wrap.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:23 AM
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eai deluxe is good for me and comes in 3/32 which makes sense to me.
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^ Aaron tried to sell it to me when I was looking for an eai cog lol.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:26 AM
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You shouldn't have to spend more than $30 on a cog. I'm sure not even most actual amateur/competitive track racers use that cog.
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the deluxe is under 30.
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Old 03-29-11, 11:49 AM
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So are Dura Ace, Eighth Inch, All City, Scrodcogs, Origin8 and many others.
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i roll with exclusively gigas cogs, goes well with my s3 zen chainring. definitely necessary for maximum zen in my urban environment
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COOL!!! exactly what i was looking for honest truth and yea they are crazy expensive but for $50 i think il buy it-its in great condition!!!
thanks everyone!!!!
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Old 03-29-11, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hwdxbassist View Post
cool!!! nobody thinks it's worth it!! i think il buy it-its in great condition!!!
Thanks everyone!!!!
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So are Dura Ace, Eighth Inch, All City, Scrodcogs, Origin8 and many others.
also, i just had soup.
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I've only had experience with a few cogs, all relatively cheap in price. none of them were round enough for me. I really don't like having too much variation in the chain tension. maybe the higher priced cogs are better in the roundness department. maybe.

just my 2 cents.
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il let you guys know how it difers from a regular 5.99 avenir cog to a gold medal
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I like EAI cogs, a lot.

The standard EAI cog does such a good job and interfaces with the hub so well, I can't imagine much of an improvement going to the Gold Medal.
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Originally Posted by plowmanjoe View Post
I've only had experience with a few cogs, all relatively cheap in price. none of them were round enough for me. I really don't like having too much variation in the chain tension. maybe the higher priced cogs are better in the roundness department. maybe.

just my 2 cents.
I've never had a $30 eai cog throw chain tension off. i've had cheaper cranksets be out of round, but cogs are pretty damn marginal.

honestly the gold star costs more because the teeth are individually filed down and finished, then a titanium oxide coating is applied.

so the teeth are pre worn down (which your chain will do naturally), and a coating is applied that will make is slightly slicker, but the slipperyness is lost as soon as you ride it outdoors and dirt gets on your chain.
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I have the EAI deluxe but wouldn't be able to tell the difference from another imo.
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Old 03-29-11, 02:14 PM
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Ive never had a fancy cog but i have had some good wheels(suzue-h+son) then switched over to some sealed bearing unknown hubs on alex rims
and the difference was barely noticeable, im sure there will be little difference from the cog i have now

does is need a special threaded hub?? im thrown off by it saying ISO??
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does it need a special threaded hub?? im thrown off by it saying ISO??
No.
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