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    New question here. bike shop issue???

    so I ordered a SRAM 980 cassette...and a few other things..from my local shop who does not "specialize" in mountain bikes. But I like the small town feel and he treats me nice, helps me with service, tools etc...

    Calls me today and tells me his supplier couldnt get the 980 and sent a 970...

    Should I look elsewhere and take the delay... or stick with the 980?

    I really just want a quality strong cassette.

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    Edit: there were errors here, which Jlar pointed out and I deleted.

    PG-980
    •Technology: PowerGlide II
    •Gear Ratios: 11-34, 11-32
    •Speeds: 9
    •Weight: 310 g (11-34) / 280 g (11-32)
    •Material: Steel with Black Anodized Alloy Spider
    Last edited by tenbsmith; 04-30-2009 at 12:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbsmith
    Based upon the SRAM site, I would not get the 970 because it appears to come with a small, 26-tooth large cog.
    http://www.sram.com/en/srammountain/...peed/index.php
    That's the 970DH. The 970 is available in 11-34, 11-32, 11-26, 12-23, 11-23, 11-21.
    If you like the shop and treats you good then work it out with him. See if he could fast track you the 980 like you wanted or discount the 970.

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    made me nervous for a second... I know I ordered the 11-34... I'll try to work with him, perhaps jsut have him torque it on or something...As long as the quality is still there.. I know teh 970 weighs more... I imagine it should be a bit stronger...no?

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    Thanks JLAR, good catch.

    Here's the correct info:
    PG-970
    Technology: PowerGlide II
    Gear Ratios: 11-34, 11-32, 11-26, 12-23, 11-23, 11-21
    Speeds:9
    Weight: 410 g (11-34) / 330 g (11-32) / 225 g (11-26) / 195 g (12-23) / 185 g (11-23) / 170 g (11-21)
    Material : Steel

    I'd check that the cog range is the one your after (I'd want 11-34). If that was in order then the only advantage of the 980 over the 970 seems to that it weighs 50-100 grams less. Given that this is the Clyde forum I might lean toward immediate gratification and a slightly less expensive 970.

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    yeah... weightmakes no matter to me... ill go instant... thanks all

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    I might be wrong but I think one has an aluminium spider one hasn't.

    I can't remember the exact model but I owned the top SRAM cassette that did not have a spider. It was so flexible that the bike could be pulled out of gear.
    This was a confirmed a problem with the cassette, one by one the shop swapped out everything in my drivetrain as they have never seen this problem before.

    As soon as the cassette was swapped to a shimano Deore, problem went.
    eventually upgraded to an XT, noticable improvment.

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