Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Any experience with this cassette?

Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) 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 : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Any experience with this cassette?

Old 01-03-17, 07:54 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
trail_monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: Soma B Side, Soma Wolverine, Salsa Fargo

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Any experience with this cassette?

https://www.jensonusa.com/!GEg4Rhx4eK...I1UaAmq-8P8HAQ

I just got it today. It has an aluminum 42 tooth cog. They offer a steel version but I settled for this. I suppose the steel 42 tooth would be a boat anchor but I have heard people say that aluminum cogs such as wolf tooth extended cogs only last around 500 miles before they wear out. Performance wise I have only been playing with it on the bike stand. My sram x7 derailleur did not need a longer bscrew. The stock one was screwed in all the way to give adequate clearance. I noticed shifting seems to be on par with my old XT cassette with the exception of downshifting from 42 to 36. There is some delay and occasionally (maybe 1 out of 6 times) it rides over the 36 to the 32 but then immediately jumps back to the 36. It is like it drops hard and misses the 36 and falls to its death and then rises from the dead lol. Has anyone else used one and what have you experienced?
trail_monkey is offline  
Old 01-03-17, 08:54 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cascadia
Posts: 1,206

Bikes: Jamis Quest Comp

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Well it would be 500 miles in just that one gear. That's a lot of climbing! I wouldn't worry about the fatigue life.
Sullalto is offline  
Old 01-03-17, 08:56 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
trail_monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: Soma B Side, Soma Wolverine, Salsa Fargo

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Sullalto
Well it would be 500 miles in just that one gear. That's a lot of climbing! I wouldn't worry about the fatigue life.
Yeah I wasn't sure about the reviews I read online about the wolf tooth extended cog. I guess I assumed the people doing the review were saying 500 total miles on the cassette. What your saying makes a ton of sense.
trail_monkey is offline  
Old 01-03-17, 09:35 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Cascadia
Posts: 1,206

Bikes: Jamis Quest Comp

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 169 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by trail_monkey
Yeah I wasn't sure about the reviews I read online about the wolf tooth extended cog. I guess I assumed the people doing the review were saying 500 total miles on the cassette. What your saying makes a ton of sense.
Yeah, putting miles on the 25 tooth isn't going to wear the 42 at all.
Sullalto is offline  
Old 01-03-17, 11:10 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,750
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 332 Post(s)
Liked 211 Times in 134 Posts
I have one and I know several other people with one. I bent the 42 tooth cog fairly early on but bent it back and it has been fine since. Not sure what/how I did it. None of my friends that have them have had any problems and I don't remember anybody on any of the forums bending them so I'll just call it a fluke. Mine shifts fine other than the common back pedaling problem where it falls off the 42 cog when pedal backwards. Kind of sucks if you get stopped on a big climb and accidentally back pedal a bit before you get going again but not a huge issue. Makes upgrading from 10 speed to 11 no rush.
Canker is offline  
Old 01-04-17, 06:30 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
trail_monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: Soma B Side, Soma Wolverine, Salsa Fargo

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Canker
I have one and I know several other people with one. I bent the 42 tooth cog fairly early on but bent it back and it has been fine since. Not sure what/how I did it. None of my friends that have them have had any problems and I don't remember anybody on any of the forums bending them so I'll just call it a fluke. Mine shifts fine other than the common back pedaling problem where it falls off the 42 cog when pedal backwards. Kind of sucks if you get stopped on a big climb and accidentally back pedal a bit before you get going again but not a huge issue. Makes upgrading from 10 speed to 11 no rush.
I just wanted more range so I could go with a different front crankset and bigger front ring. This cassette has allowed me to do that.
trail_monkey is offline  
Old 01-05-17, 06:46 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
trail_monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,046

Bikes: Soma B Side, Soma Wolverine, Salsa Fargo

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Sullalto
Yeah, putting miles on the 25 tooth isn't going to wear the 42 at all.
LOL! I just seen this post. Sorry this is late. I am aware of what you say. I meant I thought people were saying at around 500 total miles they were noticing the 42 tooth cog was shot. I know riding on the rest of the cogs will not wear out the one next to it.
trail_monkey is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cthenn
Bicycle Mechanics
16
03-02-17 08:20 PM
tatnai
Bicycle Mechanics
1
07-03-14 08:18 AM
supton
Bicycle Mechanics
9
06-25-12 07:05 PM
aalenkin
Bicycle Mechanics
7
08-11-11 08:22 AM
carmie
Tandem Cycling
4
03-28-11 07:34 AM

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.