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Ultegra -vs- D/A cassette life(3 posts)

Ultegra -vs- D/A cassette lifeWiseGuy
Aug 9, 2002 11:41 AM
I need to buy a cassette and am curious to know how Ultegra and D/A compare in terms of longevity given the same conditions and use? Price and Specs are easy to find, buy how they hold up is not.

Thanks all!
Get the Ultegra.Sintesi
Aug 9, 2002 11:56 AM
The Dura-Ace is part titanium which will wear faster. I've also heard rumours that Shimano uses a softer grade of steel on DA than the Ultegra so the cassette wears more evenly. Can't tell if it's true or not. I think weight really has to be a priority if your going to run DA cassettes.
get Ultegra...PeterRider
Aug 11, 2002 4:43 PM
had a DA one, the 15t cog is dead after 1800 miles - so now I use a mix of Ultegra and DA.