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    titanium or steel cassette

    Hi!

    I've decided to buy a pair of hope xc hubs and build myself a new set of disc wheels. What is the difference between the titanium version and the steel cassette version? Any recommendations?

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    I've been using a Cycle Dynamics Ti cassette on one bike and 2 steel Shimano cassettes on two others.The Ti lasts longer, has replaceable individual cogs however doesn't shift quite as well as the Shimano versions one of which is XT the other XTR. Also because the Cycle Dynamics version uses individual cogs with spacers, it can make a mess of a soft alloy hub.
    Quote Originally Posted by chainsuck
    Hi!

    I've decided to buy a pair of hope xc hubs and build myself a new set of disc wheels. What is the difference between the titanium version and the steel cassette version? Any recommendations?

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    I'm assuming you mean the freehub bodies since Hope offers steel and ti with these hubs. If you mean cassettes then go with Shimano XT.

    The ti freehub body will be lighter than the steel one. That's about it.
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    titanium is lightweight , but not last longer , i'm 185 pound , i had broken 3 XTR within short time , go for XT .
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    EDIT: the kind bike_freak corrected me. As far as the shell of the hub, go for the Hope Bulb (Ti body) over the XC if you have the money. I could not be happier with my Hope Bulbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    Ti cassettes and skewers are such a waste of money for the sake of a few grams in places I personally would not want to make that sacrifice. Put the extra money into something more worthwhile.

    my 2 cents
    I think he may be talking about the freehub body


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    Yes, that's what I meant freehub body. Didn't think I'd have to spell it out as it's pretty tough to ride without one.
    Quote Originally Posted by bike_freak
    I think he may be talking about the freehub body

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