Just built up a new bike, using some parts from my full sus, specifically the slx chainset, and xt cassette.
Now I've had this cassette 2 years near enough, and its seen 3 chains, but after installing chain number 4, it's skipping under heavy pedalling. I assume this is a chain too far
and the profile/pitch of the cassette no longer gel with that of the new chain. The chainrings are fine, I'm not getting chain suck!
So, then question is, what's the best option for replacement? I like the xt cassette, as the 5 sprocket spider design makes it a bit kinder to my alloy free hub. Slx is 50g heavier, and a bit cheaper, but only 3 sprockets are carried on the spider, so would it wreck the free hub? The sram ones seem competitive on price, but some say they're heavier like for like, and don't perform as well, but do last longer!
Any thoughts or pearls of wisdom are much appreciated