Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-29-08, 10:45 AM   #1
TimJ
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TimJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cheapest light cassette

I haven't bought many cassettes so I'm not that familiar with the various models. What's the best bang for the buck in terms of weight? Talkin' 9 speed.
__________________
fun facts: Psychopaths have trouble understanding abstract concepts.
"Incompetent individuals, compared with their more competent peers, will dramatically overestimate their ability and performance relative to objective criteria."
TimJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-08, 10:48 AM   #2
flargle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,118
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Ultegra or 105.
flargle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-08, 10:23 PM   #3
Urethane
Slippery
 
Urethane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Bikes: 2013 Ridley Noah, 2011 Ridley X-Fire, 2008 Scott Addict R2, 2007 Scott Cross Comp, 2004 Stumpjumper M4 Pro HT, 1996 Salsa La Raza, 1990 Schwinn Predator
Posts: 53
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A used Dura-Ace CS-7700. You can find 'em in near-new condition on E-Bay for $40 - $50...not to mention titanium lower cogs and a savings of 40/60 grams over Ultegra/105.

Last edited by Urethane; 08-30-08 at 10:27 PM.
Urethane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-08, 11:00 PM   #4
z415
Senior Member
 
z415's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gainesville/Tampa, FL
Bikes: Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
Posts: 2,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I vote Ultegra. A few experienced mechanics have said that they would not trust used drivetrain parts (chains & cassettes)and I agree.
z415 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-08, 09:50 PM   #5
tvphobic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the Ultegra Cassette but SRAM PG-970 is competitive and generally less $$.
For "Stupid Light" though, the IRD Alloy Cassettes - sometimes coated with Teflon and called "Black Lightning" are the economy model. Caveat: You don't train on these, they are race-day only.
tvphobic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.