23/24 Gear Issues:
During the 22/23 season OEM gears were outsourced to a different supplier and they were inferior in quality. This only affected 21T gears sold by DMC. If you received a 21T gear from me between 11/1/22 and 1/30/23 it is likely the inferior gear. All purchased from me after 2/1/23 use the original style OEM gears like prior years and are good to go.
DMC is replacing all of these inferior gears so if you have not switched it out please reach out to me.
Photo below compares the two gears. The top gear in photo is the questionable gear and has a gold appearance when new. The spline depth is also full depth, where as the quality good gear is not and looks like it has a groove for a snap ring.