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Old 02-07-14, 06:05 PM
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Need new cassette and chain

Bought one of the last sets of the boyd vitesse, but i need a new cassette and chain to go with them.
I am looking replace my stock tires chain and cassette from my 2012 madone 3.1. My stock cassette is 12-30, 10 speed as well and im sticking to that ratio.


I'm not too concerned with weight of the cassette and chain, i just want something that will last and get the job done.

So far i picked out this cassette and this chain

Im just wondering what you folks think of these, or if there is anything better.

Thanks
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Old 02-07-14, 06:31 PM
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I've used Ultegra, 105, and Tiagra cassettes. Ultegra is lighter and pretty with a nice finish. Tiagra is on my winter bike and plenty serviceable, if a little heavier. I'm also pretty happy with SRAM 1070'. I prefer a quick link on the chain for easy cleaning, so Sram or KMC over Shimano.
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Ultegra cassette is a nice compromise over Dura-Ace because it's a lot cheaper. I like the KMC chains with the quicklink, plus it comes in different colors if you're willing to spend the extra money. Even with Shimano chains, I will install it with a quicklink instead of using the special pin, just less trouble...
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I have a used Ultegra 6700 11-28t if you want it. $35 and I'll cover the shipping.
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Love my 13' boyd vitesse. They are so light, stiff and for 100 mile rides I can use 28mm tyres.
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I have a used Ultegra 6700 11-28t if you want it. $35 and I'll cover the shipping.
How many miles I would love to hear more about this??
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Probably 1500-2000. I had it on my old set of carbon clinchers. My new bike is SRAM and I got one of their RED cassettes for my new carbon wheels. I need to clean it up but it's in great shape, shifts perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Psynide View Post
Bought one of the last sets of the boyd vitesse, but i need a new cassette and chain to go with them.
I am looking replace my stock tires chain and cassette from my 2012 madone 3.1. My stock cassette is 12-30, 10 speed as well and im sticking to that ratio.


I'm not too concerned with weight of the cassette and chain, i just want something that will last and get the job done.

So far i picked out this cassette and this chain

Im just wondering what you folks think of these, or if there is anything better.

Thanks
ultegra cassette, ultegra chain. This will give you the best price to performance ratio.
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