How did they not call this the Sweet 16 (too obvious)? The Wolf Tooth Components 16T Cog is a great idea — it smoothes the transition between the 13T cog and the 19T cog on a standard cassette when you’ve installed a Wolf Tooth Giant Cog. It makes a lot of sense and your bike will shift much better, but Wolf Tooth’s product-naming team should probably re-evaluate their positions.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Maybe not a necessary tool but it definitely shrinks the tooth gap when installing your 1x10. Do you need it? Maybe not, but it does make a slight difference in shifting speed.
Not the magical cog I thought it would be.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought into the hype that this 16 toother was really going to make a difference when shifting, and honestly, I don't think it makes much of a difference at all. Normally, when I am up-shifting, I'll push through 2-4 gears at a time. In fact, my shifts between the 13-19t cogs never really experience any "hanging," and nothing seems to take longer than it should; pretty much flawless to say the least. Anyhow, like I said, I kinda got sucked into the hype after reading reviews about this cog; however, shifting pretty much feels exactly the same when using the standard 15t my cassette came with.
Maybe you can tell the difference, but I surely can't.