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Anyone using a KCNC cassette?

Old 03-14-07, 08:11 AM
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Anyone using a KCNC cassette?

I'm thinking about purchasing a KCNC cassette but thought I would check to see if anyone has any experience with them first. I was originally looking at them because they are so light, however after I started looking I noticed a big bonus. It is available in a 12-26 which would be perfect for me. Right now I have the option of using a 12-25 or a 13-26.

The 12-26 weighs in at a very impressive 144 grams. Pretty hard to beat.

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Being the WW I am I have also been eyeing these but it seems to be hit or miss. Some say they shift fine and others say they are junk. I decided to stick with the 190g DA cassette. Do a serch on the WW website and you will find plenty of reviews.
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Dura-Ace has a 12-27 cassette, I have one on my climbing wheelset. They are light enough and shift superbly. Mixed reviews on the KCNC and they won't last as long either.

Edit: Sorry didn't realize you where speaking Campy!
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Thanks, I'll check out weight weenies. Even if I go with a record cassette I still have to decide between a 12/25 and a 13/26. Plus the light record costs over $300.
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Cycle dynamics full Ti cassettes cost less than a fulll Ti Record and are light. The KCNC stuff is good for show, or for use on one or two specific events. They shift fine with a KMC 10 speed chain, but will wear out VERY quickly. You might even break a tooth after the first ride if you mash hard. They are good abotu replacing them for tooth bending/breaking though. I just stick with regular Record cassettes most of the time, but I do have a full Ti one for use in certain events.
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I've had/have 3. The durability and shifting has been varied. I had to send one back, the other two have given good service.
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So Vinodurtov, would you recommend it as a daily cassette or more as a race / special occasion type cassette?
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