|Titanium cassette "cycle-dynamics"||glia|
Oct 11, 2003 11:36 AM
|Has anyone used the titanium cassettes from www.cycle-dynamics.com which are quite a bit lighter than Dura-Ace and apparently at least as durable. I would be using a Shimano hub compatible version on Mavic Kryssum SSC's.
Thanks for your input
|A full Ti cassette is a bad idea.||the bull|
Oct 11, 2003 12:41 PM
|Unless you are racing only and really want to waste money.
I had a full ti cassette on my bike and it lasted 3000 miles.My 10 speed chains last longer then that!
Sure its light and very pretty as well, but I have better things to waste money on then full ti cassettes(like carbon cranks).
Get some nice wheels.
|yes, but I've heard that Cycle Dynamics is pretty durable||weiwentg|
Oct 11, 2003 1:32 PM
|I repeat, this is HEARSAY, and from mountain bikers no less ;) I have never used them. I was, however, contemplating getting a 24 and 28 cog for the REALLY steep stuff.|
|re: Titanium cassette "cycle-dynamics"||russw19|
Oct 11, 2003 8:51 PM
|It is a 6/4 Ti cassette and should be a little more durable than a Record full Ti cassette, but you are going to pay a ton of money for a product that really doesn't last very long. And for the record, if you are just looking for a race day cassette that is super duper light, American Classic's Alloy cassettes are lighter. But they are very up front that you will get about 1000 miles on it and that's it. But it's super light.
|Ti cassette wear data||Kerry Irons|
Oct 13, 2003 4:42 PM
|When I first got my bike, I had a 6/3 steel/Ti Campy cassette. By actual use, I put about 1000-1500 miles on the 19 cog (Ti) and 5000-6000 on the 18 (steel). They were both equally worn when it came to replace (shark fin, etc.). So the Ti wore 4-5X faster than the steel. If you believe that the coating they put on cogs will last any significant distance despite the soft Ti substrate, I'd like to talk to you about some penny stocks. I doubt 6/4 Ti alloy is that much more wear resistant. Ti cogs are a bad idea unless you're Roberto Heras trying to take an extra 5 seconds out of Nozal in an 11 km uphill time trial.|
|and it's contagious, too||DougSloan|
Oct 14, 2003 4:22 PM
|I had at least one of very size Record all Ti cassette. Yes, when I do something, I over do it.
I frequently change out cassettes and wheels, and on different bikes. I didn't pay much attention to chain wear, until...
My chain started slipping. Apparently cogs became worn, stretched the chain (or vice versa), and a cassette and chain were shot. $250 down the drain. But, oh sh**, I found that the worn cassette/chain had infected the other cassettes and the chain on the other bike. Seems that if one chain gets worn, it will destroy cogs, and if you use those cogs on another bike, it stretches that chain, and then any cogs used on either worn chain will become worn, too.
Now, I pretty much had to burn the village to cleanse all the infected parts, resulting in well over $1000 cost. It hurts. Sad thing really is that some of the cogs on some cassettes still seemed ok, but it's cost prohibitive to buy just some cogs, particularly when you can't *really* objectively tell if they are too worn. I bought the cog checker thing, but it's far less reliable than just riding the bike and seeing if the chain jumps.
Ouch, is all I gotta say.
Oh, I don't really know if steel lasts any longer.
|call Big Twin Cycling||powergyoza|
Oct 15, 2003 10:41 PM
|1-866-946-2453 or http://www.bigtwincycling.com |
I'm sure they can give you an idea of the longevity of the CD cassettes.