Kogel Jockey Wheels

Kogel Jockey Wheels

$159.99$359.99

Some OEM jockey wheels are good, some are average. And whilst their load is low, they are small bearings & they spin a lot! Clock up some thousands of km’s on your bike and your jockey wheels will have clocked up quite some millions of revolutions. And how often are they serviced?  Jockey wheel performance doesn’t  stay like new forever. You can see by the size and variety of aftermarket jockey wheels that this is a fun little personal  touch upgrade that many enjoy – either from the gun to pimp ones ride a little, or when OEM wheels have seen some miles, rather than replace with boring old OEM it can be a good excuse to go for something more fun for your underslung hero’s :). The awesome jockey wheels stocked here have top level hybrid ceramic or full ceramic bearings that will remain at peak performance for a very long time, and are also easily serviceable for those wish to ensure years of perfect low friction spinning. .

 

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Jockey wheel upgrades!

Some OEM jockey wheels are good, some are average. And whilst their load is low, they are small bearings & they spin a lot! Clock up some thousands of km’s on your bike and your jockey wheels will have clocked up quite some millions of revolutions. And how often are they serviced?  Jockey wheel bearing performance doesn’t  stay like new forever. You can see by the size and variety of aftermarket jockey wheels that this is a fun little personal  touch upgrade that many enjoy – either from the gun to pimp ones ride a little, or when OEM wheels have seen some miles, rather than replace with boring old OEM it can be a good excuse to go for something more fun for your underslung hero’s :). The Kogel jockey wheels stocked here have top level hybrid ceramic or full ceramic bearings that will remain at peak performance for a very long time, and are also easily serviceable for those who wish to ensure years of perfect low friction spinning.

*(Any questions on correct jockey wheel upgrade for you do not hesitate to contact)

Road Aluminium – For all road bikes compatible with all systems. Very high quality low friction hybrid ceramic bearing, aluminium wheels.

Road Aluminium Gold – Limited edition run of gold wheels. For all road bikes compatible with all systems. Very high quality low friction hybrid ceramic bearing, aluminium wheels.

Road NFI – Lowest friction jockey wheel bearing possible.  Full ceramic bearing. For all road bikes compatible with all systems. Aluminium Wheels.

Road NFI Gold – Limited edition run of gold wheels. Lowest friction jockey wheel – Full ceramic bearing. For all road bikes compatible with all systems. Aluminium wheels.

Road Oversize Shimano – 12/14t – For the latest generation Shimano – DA9100, Ultegra R8000 and 105 R7000. Will ensure perfect shifting as per OEM without B-tension adjustment which may sometimes be necessary with standard Road Aluminium on Shimano’s latest system. There is a slight friction advantage also with larger pulley wheels vs std size – and the 12/14t fit perfectly without needing to change derailleur cage on this system. Not compatible with earlier Shimano systems. Same bearing as Road / Aluminium and aluminium wheels.

CX/MTB – 11 spd – Same jockey wheels as Road Aluminium – however with cx seals to ensure they can handle any conditions you throw at them. Perfect for all non Narrow / Wide  11 spd off road systems.

12T Narrow / Wide – Compatible with Sram 11 spd Narrow wide system (1x) and X-Horizon derailleurs, as well as Shimano derailleurs. Comes standard with CX seals. Same very high quality low friction hybrid ceramic bearing and aluminium wheels.

Eagle – 12/14T – Narrow / Wide – For Sram Eagle 12 spd X-Horizon derailleurs. Same very high quality low friction hybrid ceramic bearing and aluminium wheels.

 What jockey wheel is best for you?  What about Oversize Pulley Wheel Systems?

A large part of it depends on budget. OPWS generally cost a bit, and also require changing derailleur cage and faffing around with the spring, you need a new longer chain or to add links to existing chain, and shifting is rarely as good with OPWS as it is with standard size wheel system. The very small amount of play required at the guide wheel bearing is exaggerated by the larger the wheel  – so the lateral movement at the top of a 17t pulley wheel is notably more than that of an 11 or 12t pulley wheel (which is why some systems have reverted back to a smaller guide wheel but an even larger tension wheel).

Also – it is important to note that the vast majority of the watts savings with OPWS come from less articulation of the chain. The bearings in OPWS are often very good – especially if going with a top brand – and will give some savings vs OEM, however most of the savings come from the chain needing to articulate (bend) less when going through the pulleys.

So generally for cyclists who are cleverly on Molten Speed Wax – due to in general having around half the friction in ones chain vs most drip lube users, the benefits of OPSW will also be approximately halved. This can make the higher cost of most OPSW systems and the extra faffing something to consider. This would be same for those who are using Ceramic Speed UFO D on their race chain.

So for waxing customers I usually recommend the Kogel NFI jockey wheels as generally the best upgrade as they have the absolute fastest bearings – top quality full ceramic bearings – both races and bearings are ceramic and so do not require any lubricant and run completely no contact seals. These bearings are almost frictionless!  Swapping to NFI is a cinch – no faffing with installing new cage, playing with cage spring tension, no need for a new longer chain or adding links to chain, and shifting performance remains awesome.  It is a 5 minute job.

Drip lube riders who really want to save every possible fraction of a watt – then by all means consider an OPWS if want to go all out on watts savings (same for waxers, there is still a little extra savings to be had if you have the budget). I have a dealer account with Ceramic Speed and so can order in whatever thy heart desires – and give a bit of discount vs online prices if purchasing with a chain or wax etc – zip me an email to discuss.

Kogel and HSC also have a top range of excellent upgrades if NFI is above budget or for MTB / CX riders. Top hybrid ceramic bearings and seals, and beautifully designed with immaculate performance.  The bearings are also easily serviceable and so can be easily kept in mint condition, and again Kogel / HSC & ZFC support and backing you will find is second to none.

For fun here is a link re NFI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItntI5x1TNg

And also link re a review on Tiso Full ceramic jockey wheels – these have a similar full ceramic bearing to NFI but one that has no shield whatsoever (Tiso are very good but I believe not quite as good as NFI. I have been testing Tiso myself for years and NFI – NFI is better – the bearings are noticeably smoother from new – I am confident the NFI bearings are at least one level higher Abec rating vs the Tiso – maybe 2 levels – (ie Abec 5 vs Abec 1 – I am working on finding out the specs). Even after a full CX season with no cleaning and being fully open unshielded bearings – whilst they did have an increase in friction vs new – they still tested better than just about all new jockey wheels! And of the new bearings that had lower efficiency, how would they test after a cx season vs the full ceramic?  (*Note kogel do no t recommend the NFI for offroad use…… but just in case you get caught in some inclement weather – fear not you can just flush the bearings clean with water – they are extremely hard to damage).

http://www.velonews.com/2013/05/bikes-and-tech/testing-friction-change-in-full-ceramic-bearing-jockey-pulleys_284386

 

Weight .25 kg
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ROAD NFI, ROAD NFI GOLD, ROAD ALUMINIUM, ROAD ALUMINIUM GOLD, ROAD OVERSIZE SHIMANO, CX/MTB 11 SPEED, 12T NARROW/WIDE, EAGLE 12/14T