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    cassette question

    i just got a charger pro wheel set with an alloy free hub. my cassette is made up of individual steel cogs. i ride 1x9 but don't put down tons of power and am around 150 pounds. should i upgrade to a cassette with a carrier or do you think i will be okay?

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    It would seem that running 1X9 would require some hard pushing at times which could ultimately dig into the carrier. I'd go with a cassette upgrade if I were you.
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    It's not like your current cassette won't work. Sure it will dig in a little bit, but 2 minutes with a file will cure any damage a 150# amature can create. Upgrade your cassette when it's worn out, that's my recommendation anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    It's not like your current cassette won't work. Sure it will dig in a little bit, but 2 minutes with a file will cure any damage a 150# amature can create. Upgrade your cassette when it's worn out, that's my recommendation anyway.
    alright, thanks for the reply. that was what i was figuring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    alright, thanks for the reply. that was what i was figuring.
    ya, I'd probably just get a new cassette... What Customfab is is 100% correct, but one thing I've found is after it digs in it makes it really hard sometime to remove. The last one I did (hope Hub, but same idea) I had to actually pull the freehub off and jiggle it around then finally tap with a bearing remover and hammer to get the cassette off it.

    RIght now there are a few places selling the 990 cassette for under 60 bucks... just saying
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    kinda the realization i had, i spent all this money on a nice wheel set, why cheap out on the cassette and potentially mess it up? i have a xt on order.

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