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aluminum cassettes, is the weight savings worth the(5 posts)

aluminum cassettes, is the weight savings worth thejiggs
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 racingDougSloan
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.
probably not...weiwentg
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 survivejiggs
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.