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    Recon 11-40 cassette vs praxis 11-40 cassette weights

    How come a 10speed recon cassette which is a mixture of aluminium, titanium and steel is roughly the same weight as a praxis one?
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    If by 40 grams lighter you consider that roughly the same....ok.... sure. The recon cassette is better designed though, especially when it comes to the largest alloy cogs. I've seen many Praxis 11-40 cassettes with folded over/bent teeth but the Recon large alloy cog teeth are quite durable and to bend the titanium teeth you need to jam a branch or rock into the cassette as the chain comes over it.
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    I saw a pic of a recon cassette on some scales on eBay with a weight of 318g but that did include an alloy lockring though
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    The Recon cassette is ridiculously expensive for a 10s cassette. It costs twice as much as the Praxis Works one.

    praxis works Wide Range MTB Cassette 10-speed
    https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=137484
    96.55 (excl. VAT) = 106.69 USD

    Before spending 220 USD every time I need to replace a 10s cassette, I would upgrade to an 11s drivetrain.

    The Recon cassette is even more expensive than a Shimano XTR CS-M9000 11s cassette, which you can get for 125.21 (excl. VAT) from Bike-Components.
    https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...modell-p39935/

    You could buy a XTR RD-M9000 rear derailleur, a XTR SL-M9000 shifter and two XTR CS-M9000 cassettes for roughly 50 USD more than what two Recon cassettes would cost you.

    1x XTR RD-M9000 rear derailleur 130.25
    1x XTR SL-M9000 shifter 67.18
    2x XTR CS-M9000 cassette 125.21 x 2 = 250.42
    Total 447.85 = 494.93 USD

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    MSRP on the praxis cassete is $130USD

    10sp Wide Range Cassette | Praxis Cycles

    The point though isn't the price, and never is for anything weight weenie... its the WEIGHT... and for a 10 speed 11-40 cassette, the recon's are lighter than the Praxis.
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    Who pays retail for anything?

    If price isn't a concern, upgrade to 11s and get a XX1 or X01 10-42 cassette, which are 25g lighter than the Recon even though they offer more range.

    Getting a Praxis Works cassette is a relatively inexpensive alternative to convert your bike to 1x and/or get more range without having to spend much money upgrading your whole drivetrain to one of the newer 1x11 or 1x12 options. If you need to spend $220 every time you replace your cassette, that alternative is no longer inexpensive though. It makes absolutely no sense spending that kind of money to keep your bike outdated. If you wanted to sell it in the future, a bike with a 10s drivetrain would have a lower resale value than one with an 11s drivetrain, no matter how light your 10s cassette is.

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    My op wasn't really about cost,it was to with the fact that a cassette with 3 aluminium cogs,several ti cogs etc wasn't as light as you would have thought!
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    "you must do what you feel is right of course"

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    So is it 292g or 324g?
    Something strange going on!
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    Actual weight for the Praxis cassette:

    Recon 11-40 cassette vs praxis 11-40 cassette weights-13597809_1735534690055957_255651750_n.jpg
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    It's the recon's weight that is in question, not the praxis!
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    Even if the weight is identical... the praxis cassette cogs fail...often. I like their BBs but I would never use their cassettes.
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    I just wish I could get a definitive weight on the recon before I order one. Doesn't anyone have one they can weigh?
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    The Kcnc Ti cassette is only 194g for a 11-38, pity they didn't do a 40 or bigger. I got mine for only 170 deal!! I also have a 11-34t and that is bellow 150g and works great.

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    Bilkeonline.it have the Recon 11-40 269g on sale for only 137/159euro

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