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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by gully rider, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. gully rider

    gully rider Chimp

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    Hey Guys am having some trouble with my rear cassette i have a 16 speed downhill bike and everytime i pedal hard in the top gear it slips on me. It has a SRAM cassette on it at the moment and has been replaced once already about two weeks after i got the bike.

    What type of Cassette should i get am i better off swapping to Shimano as my mates who have shimano components have had no problems at all or should i stick with SRAM and get the best model there is in 8 speed?

    Please help severely frustrated
     
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  2. psychobiker

    psychobiker Monkey

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    cassette should not matter, get an e 13 drs, also make sure your cassette is tight and der stops are set
     
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  3. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    How old is your chain?

    A worn out chain can cause slipping.
     
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  4. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I've heard Shimano cassettes shift better and last longer than sram ones from several people. I just ordered an XT 11-32. There's good deals on ebay.
     
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  5. bdamschen

    bdamschen Turbo Monkey

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    An old chain or worn cassette can also cause this problem.

    Remember that if you do replace your chain or your cassette and you've been riding on both for a long time, you'll probably have to replace them both. An old chain can ruin a cassette and a worn cassette can mess up a chain.

    Oh yeah. I like sram stuff as far as cassettes and chains go.
     
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  6. gully rider

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    thanks guys appreciate your input i will check them out and see what needs to be done.
     
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  7. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    6650 11/21 cassette is on my DJ right now.
     
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