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Shimano Deore Cassette

hitchen92hitchen92 Posts: 264
edited February 2009 in MTB buying advice
What are they like? I can't afford expensive cassettes anymore, and fed up of wasting money on drivetrain that just wears out.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    they work. if you have an alloy cassette carrier then not recommended.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Heavy, maybe a little longer lasting than XT.

    I think the XT is worth 20 quid more.
  • They seem alright for the money, I got one for when I upgrade my bike to 9 speed. They can be had for £20 or mabe less on ebay, so definitly cheaper than most others. All you're really paying for with the XT/XTR is less weight, perhaps a tiny bit more smoothness and a little more durability. It's up to you to decide whether that's worth it.
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  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    My deore cassette is heavy, but shifts smoothly and clears the censored when the mud and ice gets in OK
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  • dave_hilldave_hill Posts: 3,877
    I find that they wear a lot faster than an XT.

    £23 for a Deore two or three times a year or £40 for an XT once a year? Hmmm.

    That said I do use Hope Pro II hubs, so I have to have a carrier-type cassette anyway, but even so...
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  • At the moment I'm using a Sram PG990 cassette, but only bought the Deore as a spare, and also got it cheap before the price increases effect the mail-order websites. My rear hub is a Hope bulb, so I'm not sure what the cassette carrier is made of, and ideas?

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