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cassette as weightsaver?(6 posts)

cassette as weightsaver?niklas
Aug 13, 2002 10:07 AM
I have an upgrade question: is it worth investing in a lighter cassette when replacing an old one, or should I just be economical and get a cheap one? The current I'm using is shimano's LX (I think). Could go for ultegra or XT..?
Aug 13, 2002 12:37 PM
I'd go XT. I had an LX and the XT is a bit lighter, but you won't notice the difference. I have a spare XT for a just in case scenario, but both wheelsets have XT and they are just easy, tough, durable, etc.
Aug 14, 2002 7:32 PM
It's not just a weight issue. The coating they put on the cogs is longer lasting on better cassettes. A better cassette should last longer as well as being lighter.
Do you use the 32t?Otherwise, get the 223g Ultegra 12-27Jan Gerrit Klok
Aug 15, 2002 1:57 AM
An alloy lockring brings it down to 217g, and the coating is the same as XT's, at a lower cost, at least where I work. Some more cash will get you a Dura-Ace 12-27 @ 178g, just like the Ultegra to be converted to 11-27, which saves another 3g.
I race single 42t up front, 12-27 cassette, works for me everywhere. Will be something else on epics though...
Do you use the 32t?Otherwise, get the 223g Ultegra 12-27atpjunkie
Aug 15, 2002 3:58 PM
wow gram count mania. I took a pee before this mornings ride and dropped 112 grams. I used to spit 400+ grams a day dieting for wrestling. (Gatorgum) Yea, go 12-27 Ultegra I agree, it's what I'm running as well. I think my other bike is going to be 13-28 Campy Daytona, hopefully with a single 42 (if I can find a campy chain guard)
Do you use the 32t?Otherwise, get the 223g Ultegra 12-27niklas
Aug 16, 2002 2:12 AM
that's actually what I've been thinking about. Have 48/36 up front and now 11-32 cassette, but rarely use the 32t, so 12-27 should be fine. Thanks!