Absolute Black’s New Singlespeed Cogs – Made in the EU Jun 6, 2014


Absolute Black not only has one of the best names, they claim to have the best singlespeed cog. Designed in the UK and manufactured in Poland, these cogs offer up quite the blast beats for your buck. As far as I can tell, they’re the first people to adopt and adapt SRAM’s “narrow wide” tooth to a singlespeed cog, which seems like a no-brainer for cross.

These beastly cogs fit Shimano freehub bodies, offer up a thick, 7mm base to prevent freehub damage and are constructed from cnc machined 7075 Txxx Aluminum, with a steel option on the way for the bigger riders.

18t is in stock for $39 with 16t and 20t on back-order until the 25th of June.

See more at Absolute Black and praise the Necronomicog.

Thanks for sharing this, Chris!

  • Charles Southgate

    Why narrow wide on a rear cog? Real question. I’ve never had the problem with my SS chain falling off but I don’t run a two speed crank anymore either?

    • I don’t think it’s 100% necessary, but I do think it’s a nice bit of added security.

    • looks cool

  • naisemaj

    I’ve only ever dropped the rear when my chainline’s been off, that being said this cog is pretty badass and if my knees could take singlespeed still I would gobble that thing up.

  • Bruce Banner

    I believe this would help if you run one of their oval rings or if you have a dual suspension with a chain tensioner.

    Cant work out if less space on the outer link would keep a chain cleaner. Or if it would be a problem in the mud.