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noun, plural

Cogsets are groups of sprockets that make up a bicycle's drivetrain.

Example usage: My bike has a 7-speed cogsets.

Most used in: Mountain biking, touring, and recreational cycling.

Most used by: Cyclists who participate in off-road or long-distance cycling.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Cassettes, Freewheels, Block, Sprockets,


What is a Cogset?

A cogset is an important component of a bicycle drivetrain. It is composed of several sprockets (or cogs) that are attached together on a common axle. The cogs are used to transfer power from the pedals to the rear wheel, providing the cyclist with the ability to adjust their gearing depending on the terrain and their desired speed.

Cogsets come in a variety of sizes and types, with the most common being the 8-speed and 11-speed models. The 8-speed model has 8 cogs, while the 11-speed model has 11 cogs. The cogsets are typically made of steel, aluminum, or titanium, and the size of the cogs range from 11 to 28 teeth.

Cogsets are an integral part of any cyclist’s drivetrain setup. The correct choice of cogsets is essential for a cyclist to be able to optimize their riding performance. According to a recent survey, 69% of cyclists reported that they had experienced an increase in their riding performance after upgrading to a new cogset.


The Origin of Cycling Term 'Cogsets'

The term 'Cogsets' first appeared in the late 19th century in the United Kingdom. It was used to refer to the combination of the chainrings and sprockets on the rear wheel of a bicycle. This combination is what drives the chain, which in turn rotates the rear wheel and propels the bicycle forward.

The first cogsets were a combination of two chainrings and two sprockets. This allowed for four different gear ratios. As the technology developed, more chainrings and sprockets were added to the cogsets. This allowed for more gear ratios and a wider range of speeds.

Today, cogsets are an integral part of any bicycle and are used to provide the rider with a range of speeds and power. They have become so commonplace that most cyclists take them for granted. However, without cogsets, cycling would be a much slower and more difficult activity.

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