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    Ca chunk, ca chunk!

    I just bought this cassette.. XTR 9 speed. It is obviously a defect that caused it to break.

    Does Shimano guarantee these kinds of things? If not, that's a hundred and something bucks out the window. I'm not a happy camper. Waaaa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg K
    I just bought this freehub. XTR 9 speed. It is obviously a defect that caused it to break.
    Okay, I'm confused. Did you just buy the cassette or the freehub? If the latter, are you saying that a defect in the freehub caused the cassette to break?

    If you meant the cassette, did you buy it new? (Maybe it's just dirty, but it doesn't look that new...)

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    It's a new cassette.

    I've ridden a half dozen times on it. Suddenly a large section breaks off. And it happened right at the fastening rivet. I say it's obviously a defect because it never hit anything, or was damaged in any way. It just broke on it's own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg K
    I've ridden a half dozen times on it. Suddenly a large section breaks off. And it happened right at the fastening rivet. I say it's obviously a defect because it never hit anything, or was damaged in any way. It just broke on it's own.
    See http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont.../warranty.html

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    It's the axle
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    Thanks!

    Although now I wonder how many months it'll take them. Hey, it was the last ride before the trails were muddy anyways. Yay.


    Thanks for finding that for me. Mucho appreciation-O.
    Looks like they're pretty good about replacing broken stuff.






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    XTR cassettes seem very prone to breakage. Although a heavier, XT seem much more durable. Just my observation.

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    It broke at the rivet.

    I think it was broken during manufacturing. The big sprockets are titanium. I think the swaged rivet has stress points that titanium is not happy with. But that's a total guess. I would have to do research on notch sensitivity of ti. Or some such thing.
    Yeah, these are really light for 9 speeds.




    Quote Originally Posted by 71 10-7
    XTR cassettes seem very prone to breakage. Although a heavier, XT seem much more durable. Just my observation.

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