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  1. #1
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    XTR Cassette: Sell it or "Milk" it?

    I have a XTR Cassette that was just replaced by Shimano under warranty. However I purchased a Sram 970 for replacement while Shimano Investigated the old one. I really feel that the XTR shifted nicer. However I am 345 pounds and bent the first det of XTR. But I was 425 before. Should I sell the new XTR? Or if Shimano is going to replace them everytime I bend them under warranty, then I'm thinking of just using the XTR and keeping the 970 as a backup for and if the XTR need to go back. Afterall.....I am lighter now.

  2. #2
    some know me as mongo
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    get an xt because the larger rings are still steel and not ti like and the xtr cass. i have also bent an xtr cass and i weighted in at 250 lbs t the time

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    I wouldn't bet on shimano replacing it every time - this is the first time I've ever heard of shimano honoring a warranty (everyone I know that's ever broken anything, or received a defective part, it was their fault...).

    the XTR cassette's only advantage over XT is weight, at 345# I hope you aren't counting grams on your bike. I'd sell the XTR while it's still worth something, you could probably buy 2 XT or 970s for the proceeds.

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