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Old 11-19-09, 06:18 PM   #1
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Upgrading cassette: Shimano or SRAM?

I have a circa 1999 Cannondale H300 CAD1 hybrid that will need a cassette replacement soon. The gearing is 11-28. I've only seen Shimano H70 and SRAM PG-730's that would work. I do want to keep the gearing ratio as I'm very used to it and have zero problems with the ratio. I live in Florida so hills are not a big issue, just steep overpasses! My question is: is there any big difference in quality between the Shimano and SRAM cassettes? And: is there another brand/model out there I'm not aware of that would be better? I'm a cheap guy but I do like higher performance parts if I can afford them and they make sense. Any info is greatly appreciated!

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I have had good luck with the Sram cassette on my Giant. I haven't used any other cassettes, but I have had a good experience with a 7 speed freewheel from Sunrace. I think they also make cassettes and they are pretty inexpensive. My other bike has a Suntour freewheel, not much help there!
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I have 4 different brands cassettes. They all work good
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I ride SRAM cassettes and never had any issues with them. Nothing wrong with either.
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Like everyone else has said, no quality problems with either here.
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SRAMS are Prettier, in general the quality is about the same, neither is a super high end cassette. I haven't done a head to head between these two, but I will say that I have had better luck with durability with SRAM stuff than shimano.
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