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aluminum cassettes, is the weight savings worth the(5 posts)
|aluminum cassettes, is the weight savings worth the||jiggs|
Jun 9, 2003 8:39 AM
|extra cost, and do they last? Where do you get them?
I'm afraid the weenie side is looking at saving a 100 grams or so and I'm not that strong to rip an aliminium chain ring apart (mtb bike) so thought about the cassette.
Any opinions appreciated.
|strictly for racing||DougSloan|
Jun 9, 2003 8:46 AM
|I've read they are strictly for racing. Even then, I'd use them only for special climbing races. I have a hard enough time getting steel or ti to last.
|bad idea...dont do it!||LC|
Jun 9, 2003 9:24 AM
|They are for one event and then are thrown away. Certainly won't save money.|
Jun 9, 2003 10:30 AM
|the smallest chainring on an MTB is probably a 20 or a 22. 22 is one less than the 'standard' large cog on a cassette, so the wear rate for an aluminum cogset will be spectacular. I know that MTB granny rings come in alloy, but you're not in the granny ring often.|
|Point taken, thanks for your replies, maybe I can survive||jiggs|
Jun 9, 2003 4:41 PM
|with the extra 80/90 grams instead of tossing a four week old $80 cassette that is worn out.|| |