Thursday, 29 May 2008

EAI cog rant....

Before i post about my Langster build (its the best), i thought i would make a point of saying how crap the EAI superstar sprocket is, especially at £32. It basically turned my bike into a tractor, chainline perfect, several chains and chainrings...still noisy as shit....replaced with a phil wood.....instant silence! Maybe i was unlucky but i won't be buying EAI sprockets again even with the fancy pouch you get!

5 comments:

Alex D said...

that's interesting to hear, esp. because the superstar is one of the higher-priced sprockets. does the same count for the cheaper black steel sprockets? i was thinking about getting one in oder to get closer to a completely black drive-train. i mean... since the normal track-sprocket is cheaper, it might just get worse, but not better?

alex

[e] said...

I'm using miche, mid range bout 15quid. silent as a killer.

briank said...

i think superstar is the silver one, and it doesn't cost 32squid, unless u bought it from blb

KingMuir said...

...its is silver? £32 from blb!

Andy said...

I had the same experience. The EAI's are shiny and nice, but it was noisy as hell. I switched to a Milwaukee Bicycle Company cog and instant silence (half the price of a Phil too!)