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Time for a new cassette?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ncrider, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. ncrider

    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    So when do you know if it's time for a new one? I've had mine (XT shimano) for about a year and just this week I've noticed that under hard acceleration my chain will want to pop out of gear and then go back in. I've tried adjusting my derailleur, but every time I really lay down the chicken leg power it will pop-pedal-pop :mumble: So I'm thinking it's time for a new one. Yes? No?

    Anybody have a favorite road cassette that they might recommend me giving a try?
     
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    Where do you live? Is this a trick Question?
    go with sram. the cheaper the better, they never stop working!!!
     
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    yeah get the sram 990 or what ever the road version is
     
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    if your asking, then yes. and i like sram's cassettes to
     
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    It's worn when you look closely at the cogs and the teeth start wearing in in a way that they look kinda like a shark fin. Whereas the tip of the tooth has a slight lip on it that will try and grab the chain as it rolls off.

    This happened right after you replaced the chain, right?
     
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    got a kink or a link that is binding perhaps.. i actually had some damage to a link and it wouldnt move freely,, causing it to skip.
     
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    Take your bike to an LBS and have them check the chain. They have a tool that lets them know how worn the chain is. They will be able to tell you if the cassette needs replaceing. I personally prefer shimano cassettes of the ultegra caliber.
     
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    All you need is a ruler.

     
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    Not really. I replaced the chain about three monbths ago (one of those months I was out do to injury). I just measured it and it looks spot on. Must be the cassette. The teeth of the gears I use the most (smallest) have a few bent or twisted looking teeth. Not quit "shark tooth" but on their way.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     
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  10. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shimano makes IMO the best cassettes.
     
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    I agree. XT cassettes last forever.
     
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    or about a year.;)
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Poor shifting habits will kill ANY cassette fast.
     
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    Yeah, but that's pretty long compared to a lot of other cassettes.