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Mighty Red Rear Cassette(4 posts)

Mighty Red Rear CassetteAvanti Guy
Sep 17, 2001 7:36 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the Shimano compatable TA Kheops 9sp Cassette?(http://www.totalcycling.com/Templates/frmTemplateX.asp?SubFolderID=19&SearchYN=N) Now I know having my cassette colour match my bike colour (red) may be considered posing...But hey its my bike :).
As well as being anodised they seem to be light weight, and after all USPS used them so they cant be all bad.
re: Mighty Red Rear Cassettetcr01
Sep 18, 2001 9:51 AM
they wear very fast (a fraction of Dura Ace's life) and do not shift as smooth as Dura Ace cassettes. I would recommend as a race only component ONLY if you are concerned about weight. USPS uses only on climbing bikes and not even the whole team uses them. My advice is save your money and stick with a Dura Ace, it's a great component and pretty darn light overall much better than the TA.

In summary, the TA was designed to save weight by sacrificing performance and durabilty.
re: Mighty Red Rear CassetteAvanti Guy
Sep 18, 2001 2:52 PM
Weight doesnt bother me much, its more just the red factor :)...
re: Mighty Red Rear Cassettetcr01
Sep 19, 2001 5:27 AM
whatever...I feel like my time was just wasted giving you some real feedback when all you care about is the color. Get real.