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Old 05-20-18, 06:27 AM
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Cassettes-Shimano vs. Sram?

I have used Sram cassettes exclusively on all our bikes over the years. I am looking at going to a 12-36 cassette for my touring bike. It appears Sram does not offer a 36t low but I can find it in Shimano'' line up.
Wondering if there is any quality difference between the two? BTW this is a 9 speed.
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SRAM and Shimano cassettes are interchangeable for the same cog count. If anything, Shimano cassettes are the equal in quality and, to my experience, better at the same grade level.
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Interchangeable (w/ exceptions- Easton freehub).

I use both, IME Shimano runs quieter.
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I ignore the brand stamped on the lockring when the choice is between Shimano and SRAM. They are equivalent quality and usually about the same weight. I bought a SRAM 1070 to replace the Ultegra cassette on my Cervelo because I liked SRAM's cog spacing better.

I run waxed chains, so all of my drivetrains, regardless of brands, are quiet.
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom
I have used Sram cassettes exclusively on all our bikes over the years. I am looking at going to a 12-36 cassette for my touring bike. It appears Sram does not offer a 36t low but I can find it in Shimano'' line up.
Wondering if there is any quality difference between the two? BTW this is a 9 speed.
Thanks!
Using various mid to upper level cassettes from both companies, I have never noticed a difference in performance between the two companies.
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