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Presenting the Kogel Collective

Presenting the Kogel Collective

This week we are officially revealing the Kogel Collective, our team of brand ambassadors and athletes. Although we have been building the Kogel Family for years, it is time to...
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Kolossos oversized derailleur cage for Sram eTap AXS

Kolossos oversized derailleur cage for Sram eTap AXS

After releasing the Kolossos Oversized Derailleur Cage for Shimano in January, it was obvious we had a gaping hole in our line-up. As the requests for Red and Force eTap...
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The Lone Wolf Initiative Builds Momentum

The Lone Wolf Initiative Builds Momentum

In the third week of the Lone Wolf Initiative, the project starts to pick up the pace as Aaron Gwin and the Intense Factory Racing team join in spreading the...
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Derailleur Pulley Upgrade: What's New with Kogel's Gen2 Pulleys

Derailleur Pulley Upgrade: What's New with Kogel's Gen2 Pulleys

Since we released the second generation of our ceramic derailleur pulleys, we gotten lots of riders asking how to choose between our Gen1 and Gen2 pulleys. Oversized is better With...
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Kogel Joins the Lone Wolf Cycling initiative

Kogel Joins the Lone Wolf Cycling initiative

As we are all on the same tough ride, through the ups and downs of solitude, it is important to share your experiences. Even if we cannot be together, cyclists...
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How to Choose Bike Drivetrain Upgrades That Matter

How to Choose Bike Drivetrain Upgrades That Matter

Upgrading your bike’s drivetrain is a great way to extend and improve the performance or your favorite bike. However, let’s face it, ceramic bearings can cost a chunk of money....
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Sram AXS 10t Efficiency: Offsetting eTap Higher-Friction Concerns

Sram AXS 10t Efficiency: Offsetting eTap Higher-Friction Concerns

Sram’s introduction of the 12-speed Etap AXS system caught my attention last year. And let’s give credit where credit’s due: it caught EVERYBODY’s attention. This was arguably THE best-coordinated product...
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Oversized Derailleur Cages vs. Oversized Pulleys: How to Choose

Oversized Derailleur Cages vs. Oversized Pulleys: How to Choose

Wondering whether to invest in oversized derailleur pulleys or an oversized derailleur cage? This post will help you choose between these options. What works best for you can be determined...
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Ultimate Bearing Efficiency: Kolossos Race-Day Prep

Ultimate Bearing Efficiency: Kolossos Race-Day Prep

Kogel Bearings are built for Everyday Racing. Read all about it in this related blog post. It will explain why bearings with the very lowest friction are not the best...
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Chasing the Lowest Friction Ceramic Bearings at All Costs Is Dumb

Chasing the Lowest Friction Ceramic Bearings at All Costs Is Dumb

Throughout my former life as a bike mechanic and my current with Kogel, I have been exposed to riders of all levels in skills, fitness, spending and approach to bike...
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Do I use oil or grease in oversized pulley systems?

Do I use oil or grease in oversized pulley systems?

Unlike our competitors, we only ship everyday racing products Shortly after we started sending out the first Kolossos oversized derailleur cage samples, we received feedback from a few riders that the...
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Oversized derailleur cages for gravel bikes

Oversized derailleur cages for gravel bikes

Kolossos was designed to not discriminate between road, triathlon and gravel bikes. While oversized pulley cages are a given in tri and common in road, they are a rare sight...
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