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Sram Red (OG-1090) or Dura Ace (cs-7800) 10 sp cassette?

Old 10-20-08, 11:04 PM
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Sram Red (OG-1090) or Dura Ace (cs-7800) 10 sp cassette?

So which would you get and why?

BTW, I am otherwise using DA parts, so Campy is not in question.
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Old 10-20-08, 11:31 PM
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Sram will last longer due to no Ti cogs but Sram is noisier.
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I think I would go with sram red shifters and force for everything else. I have heard that it was louder, but not too bad. I've never liked shimano shifters and the weight is impressive. the red shifters have a quicker shift action than the force.
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Old 10-21-08, 01:36 AM
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Get a DA cassette. Red cassettes ruin the quiet, fast zen of cycling.

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Go with the DA cassette instead of creating a noisy mutt.
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Is there any reason not to get the 5600 or Ultegra 6600 cassette instead of the DA?
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Sram will last longer due to no Ti cogs but Sram is noisier.
I'll have to watch this. How much noisier? It doesn't seem to be too bad on those bikes I ride w/ in my training group.
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Originally Posted by Sinn View Post
Is there any reason not to get the 5600 or Ultegra 6600 cassette instead of the DA?
If you want to add an ultegra cassette into the mix, then that's the one I'd recommend, simply due to fact that the prices of DA and Red cassettes are ridiculous, and the weight savings minimal.
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Is there any reason not to get the 5600 or Ultegra 6600 cassette instead of the DA?
Weight penalty mainly. I split the difference and use Ultegra personally.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Sram will last longer due to no Ti cogs but Sram is noisier.
Keep your chain clean and it will not be noisier.
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Originally Posted by Blade-Runner View Post
Keep your chain clean and it will not be noisier.
incorrect.
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Originally Posted by Sinn View Post
Is there any reason not to get the 5600 or Ultegra 6600 cassette instead of the DA?
Ultegra 10 speed cassettes here...D/A is too $ and wears too quickly...
As for the weight, does it really matter? Are any of us on the short list to be picked up by QuickStep?
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Originally Posted by damocles1 View Post
Ultegra 10 speed cassettes here...D/A is too $ and wears too quickly...
As for the weight, does it really matter? Are any of us on the short list to be picked up by QuickStep?
I would ride for them only if they are sponsored by Ridley.
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Reasons - Lighter (lol), One-piece so it's easier to clean (serious on this one), OG shifts better IMO, lasts longer
Downside - Noise
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
1090
Reasons - Lighter (lol),
One-piece so it's easier to clean (serious on this one), OG shifts better IMO, lasts longer
Downside - Noise
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FYI: probikekit had DA 7800 cassettes for about $90. Much cheaper than the Red cassettes. Plus, you can get more useful gearing choices with DA. (I'm not a fan of the wide spacing that Red's 11T cassettes give)

They also have Ultegra for stupid cheap.
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It's better than the "it's lighter" excuse, right?

edit: the one-piece back has a nice red color too!!!
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
1090
Reasons - Lighter (lol), One-piece so it's easier to clean (serious on this one), OG shifts better IMO, lasts longer
Downside - Noise
I guess that's a good thing, since they clog up with mud, grass, and other $hit worse than any cassette I've ever seen. At least it's easier to clean after the fact

Seriously, Red cassettes are light and super trick looking. But, they are simply terrible for picking up crap and clogging up. You'll never see top CX racers at even a semi damp race with Red cassettes on their bikes for this very reason.
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You'll never see top CX racers at even a semi damp race with Red cassettes on their bikes for this very reason.
This is the Road forum, right?

just checking.
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Originally Posted by kimconyc View Post
1090
Reasons - Lighter (lol), One-piece so it's easier to clean (serious on this one), OG shifts better IMO, lasts longer
Downside - Noise
i like my campy cassette where ALL the cogs come apart. Makes it REALLY easy to clean. I never can get the last 3-4 cogs on my ultegra cassette clean.
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If you're not going Dura-Ace may as well go 105 cassette, not much difference between that an Ultegra.

ProBikeKit weights/prices
Dura-Ace 173 $92
Ultegra 235 $44
105 219 $34
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
This is the Road forum, right?

just checking.


Still extremely relevant to how these cassettes preform in poor road / weather conditions.... Not everyone only rides their bikes on freshly paved roads, when it's sunny outside.

But hey.... thanks for contributing some useful info to the thread Good work on that one.
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Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
Still extremely relevant to how these cassettes preform in poor road / weather conditions.... Not everyone only rides their bikes on freshly paved roads, when it's sunny outside.
Riding with a SRAM Red cassette in the rain will not lead to mechanical failure. In fact, the conditions in which riding with a Red cassette is a-ok far outnumber those in which the cassette will be a hindrance.

I commute with a Red cassette and have never, ever, had an issue with debris getting stuck between the cogs.
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