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Old 09-19-12, 09:53 AM   #1
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whats the difference

I am looking at upgrading my Tiagra 10 speed cassette and was wondering what would be the advantage of maybe 105, Ultegra or Dura Ace?
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Old 09-19-12, 10:26 AM   #2
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Mostly weight. The higher up the hierarchy you go, the lighter it gets. There's also the issue of durability - but not on the titanium sprockets on Dura Ace cassettes. And of course, price...
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Minimal - impact of weight difference is negligible, and unless you are having a problem with wear on the current cassette there's no performance difference.
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The weight saving is mostly in your wallet.

FWIW, I've been racing on Tiagra, 105, and SRAM 1070 cassettes for years. They haven't held me back.
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Will lighten that wallet.. for shiny plating at the first level, Ti and stuff at the top.
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You guys are forgetting all the street cred.

Also, if you're a gearhead like me, you can get a fair bit of value just staring at your bike when it's nice enough.
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Thanks guys
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The plating. When mine is wornout, I replace with a SRAM 950/951
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