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    chain and cassette longevity

    how many miles should I get out of an ultegra cassette and chain before replacement?

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    This will depend a lot on riding style and maintenance. Based on what I've seen I think 10,000 to 15,000 miles on a road bike cassette is pretty common. Probably less on mountain bikes.
    And 5,000 to 6,000 miles on a good chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
    This will depend a lot on riding style and maintenance. Based on what I've seen I think 10,000 to 15,000 miles on a road bike cassette is pretty common. Probably less on mountain bikes.

    Al
    A lot less on MTB's! At least, the ones ridden in the dirt and mud. I've managed to toast 'em in 500 miles easy.

    But, Ultegra, assuming road, you are likely correct if chain is kept clean and lubed.
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    Lots of variables floating around, such as chain maintenance, and riding conditions. You should be able to get a few chains per cassette, assuming you change chains before their stretch ruins the cassette. Of course, as they say, your mileage may vary (YMMV).

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    ok-thanks all

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