Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ridge_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    218

    10 Speed Cassette - Is this normal?

    I purchased a SRAM XG-1080 X-Dome cassette and have about a season and half of riding on it and it's failing in muliple spots. Check it out:






    Lots of teeth are sheared off, some have broken off and/or are cracking. I've never seen a cassette fail in so many places after only a season and half os use.

    Is this normal for a 10 Speed cassette?

  2. #2
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,241

    10 Speed Cassette - Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge_Rider View Post
    I purchased a SRAM XG-1080 X-Dome cassette and have about a season and half of riding on it and it's failing in muliple spots. Check it out:






    Lots of teeth are sheared off, some have broken off and/or are cracking. I've never seen a cassette fail in so many places after only a season and half os use.

    Is this normal for a 10 Speed cassette?
    Mostly, it just looks worn out. Power dome cassettes were designed for light weight, not durability.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ridge_Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    218
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Mostly, it just looks worn out. Power dome cassettes were designed for light weight, not durability.
    So normal wear/tear on a Power Dome cassette is shearing off rows of teeth from the carrier body? I expect tooth wear, but shearing off chunks of the cassette in mulitple areas seems a little excessive.

    I also had a friend completely shear off a cog from his cassette, as we were riding back from a ride, his bike wasn't shifting right. We stopped and notice the cassette was loose on his hub, then we counted the cogs and there was only 9. We both thought this was strange (his cassettte was only a month old at the time), but from what you're saying this is also normal?

    I don't expect the cassette to last forever, but a season and half seems a little short for a $300.00 + cassette.

  4. #4
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
    Reputation: shiggy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1998
    Posts
    48,241

    10 Speed Cassette - Is this normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridge_Rider View Post
    So normal wear/tear on a Power Dome cassette is shearing off rows of teeth from the carrier body? I expect tooth wear, but shearing off chunks of the cassette in mulitple areas seems a little excessive.

    I also had a friend completely shear off a cog from his cassette, as we were riding back from a ride, his bike wasn't shifting right. We stopped and notice the cassette was loose on his hub, then we counted the cogs and there was only 9. We both thought this was strange (his cassettte was only a month old at the time), but from what you're saying this is also normal?

    I don't expect the cassette to last forever, but a season and half seems a little short for a $300.00 + cassette.
    I see lots of severe tooth wear in addition to the broken teeth.

    You are paying $300 for light weight, not long life.
    mtbtires.com
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    228
    I had two off these cassettes replaced by SRAM no questions asked. A tooth broke on mine with very little use on them. A SRAM employee said it was a known issue after the second one. I believe it was a heat treating issue but not sure. Might be too old/late for a warranty at this point but if it's from the batch they had issues with you may get a new one if you go through the shop you purchased from.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Ryandurepo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    175
    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I see lots of severe tooth wear in addition to the broken teeth.

    You are paying $300 for light weight, not long life.
    +1 looks like a lot of tooth wear, judging by the cassette the chain is just as dirty. Could be cause for premature wear with an extremely dirty drivetrain. Also doesn't help that this is a lightweight/non durable cassette. The dirt just sped things up

  7. #7
    Positively negative
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    930
    I have actually seen a handful of broken teeth and cogs on Sram cassettes over the last few years. Mostly 850s and 950s. Shimano cassettes might cost more and be heavier but they last SOOO much longer.

Similar Threads

  1. Sram TYPE 2 10-Speed Rear Derailleur with 9-Speed cassette + -speed Gripshift
    By jaxson in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-02-2014, 09:43 AM
  2. Rear Cassette Play....Normal?
    By NC-Biker in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-20-2013, 05:06 PM
  3. KMC X9SL Superlite 9 Speed Chain Ti Nitrate on an 8 speed cassette?
    By TheeSuperUberV in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-15-2013, 02:26 PM
  4. Check out my cassette? Normal?
    By mastacox in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-19-2011, 11:46 PM
  5. Anyone tried installing the XX-36T into the normal 9 speed XT / X-0 cassette ?
    By magpies14 in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-27-2011, 07:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •