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Kogel Angles to be your T-Type OSPW Upgrade

kogel kolossos t-type oversize derailleur pulley cage upgrade kit
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Kogel’s Kolossos derailleur hanger upgrades have made the leap to T-Type, offering a replacement cage with their oversized pulleys spinning on ceramic bearings. They had already introduced replacement pulleys that fit into the stock SRAM T-Type rear derailleurs, but now the T-ransformation is complete…

There are two main things you should know about the new Kogel Kolossos T-Type. First, the cage is angled to mimic SRAM’s “Inline Cage” design that points the lower pulley toward the chainring to reduce noise and friction.

kogel kolossos t-type oversize derailleur pulley cage upgrade kit

Second, it does not include the clutch mechanism like the stock replacement cages do. So, you’ll have disconnect the stock pulley from the clutch, leaving it inside the derailleur’s P-knucle housing, then twist and bolt the Kolossos on in its place. Kogel includes the tool to remove the 3mm tamper-proof bolt that SRAM uses to dissuade such shenanigans.

This is similar but different to how you install any OSPW on most other cages, but slightly different only because T-Type derailleur cages are meant to twist out of the derailleur for tool-free swaps. Not sure what any of that means? Here’s my original coverage of the Transmission system for a refresher.

kogel kolossos ospw in neon cerakote colors

The T-Type Kolossos starts shipping in mid-May, is available for order now, and costs $475 standard for black, gold, or raw. For $525, you can get it with your choice of cage, pulley, and hardware colors, mixing and matching from all of their available anodized colors (adds blue, red, purple, etc., to the mix).

Or, for a limited time (and for $550), you can get it in bright green/pink or pink/green Cerakoted combos. I mean, you do you, I’d probably stick with black.

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Rim Brake enjoyer
Rim Brake enjoyer
21 days ago

Bicycling version of cryptocurrency.

Marcel
Marcel
21 days ago

An expensive way to uglify your bike. But who buys this anyway?

blablabla
blablabla
21 days ago

At least they made one of the pulleys non-“narrow-wide” – that’s something. 😛

Tim
Tim
20 days ago

Quote from the original BR article at launch:

Since the clutch’s spring is now fully captured on the cage, I asked SRAM how long they thought it’d be before we saw aftermarket options with oversize pulleys and SRAM responded, “Good luck with that.”

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