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    SRAM XX Cassette deal?

    I trying to beat $280.
    Any deals out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovertd View Post
    I trying to beat $280.
    Any deals out there?
    $280-ish has been the best price on ebay for a while. I got mine for 280 shipped a year ago. 11-32t goes a little cheaper.

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    Thanks for the replies. I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a "super" deal somewhere.

    I went with $279.99 with free shipping for an XX cassette (36tooth) and a SRAM 10 spd. chain combo available thru Colorado Cyclist. I probably could have spent more time looking or gone e-bay but this way I got a chain and warranty.

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    The XX line is easily one of the most over-priced items in mountain biking. I ended up going with the 1080 cassette and I had a hard time justifying that. Cassette is a great place to lose some weight, but SRAM has turned it into a great place to also lose money.

    SRAM has gone stupid with their XX grip shifts. $300 bones for those.

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    ^^^

    That's what I was thinking. Talk bout diminishing returns. I guess there's a market for it if they're making it...

    Every once in a while, an XTR cassette can be found for around 150ish on fleabay. If you're not in a rush, I would just watch for that.
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    XTR 10 speed wasn't available when I got my XX. Next time I'll get xtr. The XX is holding up very well though.

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    ~$300 for a cassette is ridiculous. You can get Red, Dura Ace and XTR and save about a Benjamin. Go to XT and pay a quarter the price of XX. Those XX cassettes are freakin' light though.

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    XG-1080 can also be had for around $180 on ebay as well.
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    My next cassette will either be a 1080 or an XTR, as much as I'd like to have the XX I can't justify the increase over the $180 or so one of the others will cost. I could get one of the others and an X0/XTR shifter and still have beer money left.
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    Pure irony posting in the "best deals" about a $300 cassette.

    No wonder parts are this high when people are willing to pay this much for a consumable.

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    a quick search turned up this one for $265:
    XX Cassette 10-speed 11-36

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    spending $100 or more to save 47grams over a XTR cassette that is a consumable item.
    I don't see why. I'll stick with XTR or 1080 for $180 all day.

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    Colorado Cyclist current sale prices:
    XTR 980 cassette= $259.99 (older XTR 970s can be had cheaper but no 36 tooth option?)
    XX cassette= $249.99

    I agree the prices are high, bordering on outrageous, but the demand is there. People are paying ~$300 for a new XX on ebay... so $250 is crazy expensive but still a $50 savings and relatively a "good deal".

    Do XTR cassettes still work as well with SRAM derailleurs as they did in the past?

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    2012 XTR 11-34 and 11-36 $199 at Performance.

    Buy it on a Tuesday at lunch and get an additional 10% off so $180.

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    Here you go. Free shipping too!

    Oops, never mind!
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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingrules View Post
    Here you go. Free shipping too!

    XX cassette
    That isn't an XX cassette, its a 1080

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