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Anyone using SRAM cassettes?(3 posts)

Anyone using SRAM cassettes?Steve_O
Apr 14, 2003 12:50 PM
Just curious if anyone is using SRAM's R9 Road cassettes on their CX bikes?

I'm currently using an 11-32T XT cassette and would like something spaced a little closer for commuting and road rides. What about SRAM's 12-26T R9 cassette with my 38-48T crankset? Am I going to miss that low end? I'm not a racer but I use my bike for a variety of riding (road rides, city commuting, singletrack, centuries, etc.).
re: Anyone using SRAM cassettes?reklar
Apr 15, 2003 2:50 AM
if you are doing much cross riding (off-road) i would stick with shimano cassettes. i've had problems with sram cassettes teeth bending on 2 different XC bikes (one was mine, the other my girlfriend's). the guys at the LBS seem to think shimano cassettes shift better and last longer. FWIW, YMMV.

on the road i doubt they'd be a problem. they are light and cheap.
The new R9 is a little different...Steve_O
Apr 16, 2003 6:57 AM
SRAM's MTB cassettes use a spider with the cogs riveted to them. The new road cassette uses spacers in-between the cogs instead of a spider. Looks to be a strong design but I'm not so sure about wear-and-tear. Also shift quality is a concern.