At the time I pulled the trigger the HG was 70€, which was less than half the price of GX, HG compatible for less than 400g which basically have no equivalent on the market. I figured that even if it lasted half a season it would still be cheaper. Haven't experiennced back pedaling issue but I run non-boost rings on a boost frame because I find the chainlines totaly retarded with boost rings (i need efficiency so good chainline when I am climbing, not when sprinting). The XD version is on a bike which had issues with backpedaling using a cheap 9-42t xd cassette, the swap solved the problem even tho it never was a problem while actually riding. Look for a thicker biggest ring with the teeth ramped spoke side. As for shifting issue I have problem but I attribute it more to the poor performance of new shimano derailleurs past 200km rather than the cassette.Saw those ztto cassettes but questioned it.. $150ish for it vs $300 for a GX from Sram.
How does it shift, because it looks to barely have any shift ramps?
Some of their ads say don't backpedal in the 50t gear. hmm.
Since going on Aexpress seems too hard, 114poe to be precise. Anything above 60poe is good enough for my needs so rounding to 100 seems fair enough, usually you don't round to 100 for 199 ...101?