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    SRAM Cassettes XG-1080 and XG-1099

    Im trying to decide which 10 speed SRAM Cassette to purchase the 1080 or 1099. The only reason Im thinking of the 1080 is because my understanding is that the 1099 if formed from one piece of steel and therefor once its worn its useless and is replaced. But the 1080 seems to have separate Cogs that are replaceable. Is my thinking correct of these two?

    Anyone want to recommend either one to me? They both look awesome but I want something thats going to last as its not for racing only purposes. Thanks!

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    Ace5high: The 1080 is pressed together, The only cogs that can be replaced are the smaller 3 (the loose ones) and I believe the big aluminum can be replaced.

    I am looking at the same question.

    I understand the 1080 is heavier than the 1099, but which one is more durable? 1099 is billet steel, while the 1080 is nickel plated. the 1099 have great reviews on its shifting, but I like the cheaper price point of the 1080.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulrb02 View Post
    Ace5high: The 1080 is pressed together, The only cogs that can be replaced are the smaller 3 (the loose ones) and I believe the big aluminum can be replaced.

    I am looking at the same question.

    I understand the 1080 is heavier than the 1099, but which one is more durable? 1099 is billet steel, while the 1080 is nickel plated. the 1099 have great reviews on its shifting, but I like the cheaper price point of the 1080.
    Thanks for your response, I recently discovered that the 1080 is pressed together with pins. I actually ended up getting a 1099 "slightly used" on ebay for $170. It only had maybe 500 miles and was in near perfect shape. So far it shifts better than any steel Shimano's ive owned. Its really a fine piece of work!

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    Yeah I am trying to decide Colorado Cyclists has the 1080 for $213 shipped, I can find the XX for ~$300 and a XX used goes for about ~$200 on ebay. I'd rather buy new, I know I treat my stuff with alot of care.

    Thanks for the info.
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    The largest cog of the 1099 is aluminum and can be replaced. After nearly a season of use, this is really the only cog that shows wear on my 1099 cassette, so far so good I guess.
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