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Rear cassettes

dbodendboden Posts: 349
edited April 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
I ride a Trek 6700 4-5 times a week.

Have just changed the chain to SRAM 991

I think i now need to change the rear cassette.

What difference is there between Deore / LX / XT

Is the XT worth the price difference.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    materials and weights.

    and yes the XT is.
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  • Matt 24kMatt 24k Posts: 186
    The XT is well worth the extra money. Every one I know who has upgraded from Deore/LX to XT says that the shifting quality is much improved. I realise that this may by down to worn parts verses new parts but even an LX with 5 hours use was improved on by the XT.
  • dbodendboden Posts: 349
    Thanks I think I will give xt a whirl....
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    +1 for the XT cassette - alloy carrier, so wont bite into your freehub (esp if you're running Pro IIs). worth the dosh anyday
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