Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Years ago, Campagnolo provided lock rings only with 11t cassettes because these were different than the standard ones. They felt that since all hubs came with a cassette, there was no reason to duplicate that with each replacement.
This was a major source of ill will, especially with customers using Mavic wheels, which didn't include cassette for their Campy drive trains. Campy's attitude was that the lockring was Mavic's responsibility. Eventually Campy cracked, and now includes lockrings.
I don't know if it's changed since, but Sram used to include lockring with better cassettes but not the mid and lower level models.
So there's a good chance you'll get a lock ring one way or another, but there's also the chance on none or two depending on what you buy.
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