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    Cassettes: whats the difference?

    What makes one cassette better than another?

    Im looking for a 9speed to put on a 26er build

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    9sp? Get an xt 11-34. Done.

    The most obvious difference is that some of them have an alloy carrier that the steel cogs sit on. This limits the cog deflection while shifting, prevents the cogs from chewing the freehub in those gears, and weighs less. At the lower end they'll be made of softer metals and wear more quickly. At the real low end they make the ratios such that the cassette is better suited to bike paths and tackling an occasional climb. Also, the ones branded as 'shimano' tend to shift better and last longer than the ones branded 'sram,' at a given price point. This is an incontrovertible fact.
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    Funny.....no responses to the "shimano" preference....ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarn View Post
    Funny.....no responses to the "shimano" preference....ha
    Love mine.
    Right?

    I was waiting for the endless debate to begin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarn View Post
    Funny.....no responses to the "shimano" preference....ha
    Love mine.
    Well... yeah.
    The "fact" is "incontrovertible."
    And the claimant has thousands of posts,
    so he MUST know what he's talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyIron View Post
    Well... yeah.
    The "fact" is "incontrovertible."
    And the claimant has thousands of posts,
    so he MUST know what he's talking about.
    Thank you.
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    I can't remember how long 9 speed cassettes last since I change them so infrequently...still have 2 sitting in a box someplace. They're Shimano, of course.
    :nono: :thumbsup:

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