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Old 07-21-07, 05:08 PM
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Cassette Forté

Hi everyone

Is anyone using a Forté cassette? Good brand? Work well with Shimano Tiagra?

Thanks!
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Old 07-21-07, 05:20 PM
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Forté is Performance's house brand. No idea who actually makes it.
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It'll work with the Tiagra just fine. But, it is on the cheaper side of things.
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Old 07-22-07, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tapeworm21 View Post
It'll work with the Tiagra just fine. But, it is on the cheaper side of things.
Thanks guys.
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Nashbar's house brand cassettes are made by Sun Race in Taiwan. Since Performance owns Nashbar I think it's likely they use the same supplier.

And yes, they are servicable cassettes.
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Old 07-22-07, 06:55 AM
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Nashbar's house brand cassettes are made by Sun Race in Taiwan. Since Performance owns Nashbar I think it's likely they use the same supplier.

And yes, they are servicable cassettes.
What quality level would you put them at, compared to Shimano for example.
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Originally Posted by xfimpg View Post
What quality level would you put them at, compared to Shimano for example.
I have an 8-speed Nashbar cassette on one bike and it shifts well. I haven't got enough miles on it to judge durability.

I really can't differentiate between the various Shimano lines except for, weight, looks and, of course, price. They seem to shift pretty much the same and last about the same. I guess the Nashbar/Performance cassettes would fall at about the Sora level.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
I have an 8-speed Nashbar cassette on one bike and it shifts well. I haven't got enough miles on it to judge durability.

I really can't differentiate between the various Shimano lines except for, weight, looks and, of course, price. They seem to shift pretty much the same and last about the same. I guess the Nashbar/Performance cassettes would fall at about the Sora level.
Makes a lot of sense, probably Sora level, which probably means heavier.
Thanks for your insight.
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Heavy and the metal they make them out of sucks. I've seen the teeth break on them before.
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Thanks guys. I'll stay away from it.
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