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Shimano cassettes

dmch2dmch2 Posts: 731
edited October 2010 in Workshop
Why do bikes with a shimano groupset so often have SRAM cassettes? Don't shimano make a sora, tiagra or 105 cassette? EG my trek is all tiagra except for a PG-950 SRAM cassette.

And why don't SRAM make the rest of the groupset for that level (their stuff is generally 105, ultegra, dura ace equivalent isn't it?)
2010 Trek 1.5 Road - swissstop green, conti GP4000S
2004 Marin Muirwoods Hybrid


  • fnegronifnegroni Posts: 794
    My (limited) experience is that SRAM cassettes are better than the equivalent Shimano.

    As for why the mix, it might be that most freehub bodys that are SRAM/Shimano compatible tend to work better with SRAM cassettes.
  • sub55sub55 Posts: 1,025
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
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