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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Looking to go 9 speed (upgrading front to disc, currently have 8 speed sti, so prime opportunity to change). Budget will stretch to £27 but no further. Options are:

HG50 - £18
HG61 - £27
SRAM PG950 - £25

I run Shimano and always will (apart from my 2002 S-works crankset). What suggestions please? I am tempted to stick with the HG50, but is there any benefit from going to either of the more expensive options, and do they justify the price uplift?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:49 pm 
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£ 41 will get you XT cassette - there is a big drop in weight going to XT from lesser cassette.

as for longevity, I don't know but would be surprised if there is a huge difference. also the higher end cassettes appear to be chrome plated so won't rust as quickly.

I am not familiar with the lower end cassettes you mention so can't advise.

Fit a new chain for the new cassette - KMC seem to be in favour.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I can't stretch to the £41 for an XT casette. I can't justify the additional. Not any more, anyway.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:39 pm 
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Shameless plug :oops:
I have an XT M770 cassette which I'm selling here http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1179843/


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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trek_y wrote:
Shameless plug :oops:
I have an XT M770 cassette which I'm selling here http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/1179843/


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:56 am 
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Have you checked the CRC sale? They've got some really cheap cassettes going.

I've just fitted an HG61 to my Lopes and it seems fine, a little heavy compared to the PG970 it replaced, but it was cheap and for a second bike.


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