9 speed cassette for £ 16.75 from Airbike Yes or no

Interested to see if anyone has experience of cassettes from this company. Much cheaper than my normal Shimano ones and I know they are heavier, but that is not an issue for me.

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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    For £16.75 why not?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Have you got a link as well?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • 1964johnr
    1964johnr Posts: 179
    Just did a search on e-bay using ' 9 speed road bike cassette ' It comes up near the top of the search. They offer a range of 9 speed, 10 speed and 11 speed cassettes. They are based in Basingstoke and offer free 48 hour delivery. They appear to have sold 5,000 cassettes on E-bay, so i'm guessing it's a fairly new venture.
  • PMark
    PMark Posts: 159
    People seem to be happy with them on the ebay shop. They have probably just done a deal with a factory in China and got them to put a custom brand on etc, but then there are some really good Chinese bike companies now.

    So probably worth a go.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,659
    I'd be interested to hear how you get on if you try them out.
    My turbo bike is 9spd, as is my mtb.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,659
    Their 11spd 11-32 for £32 weighs 355g.

    R7000 equivalent is around £48, but 292g.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    for a winter trainer, commuter, turbo bike its a no brainer tbh....

    £16 is a well decent chip supper and a 4 pack.

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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • 1964johnr
    1964johnr Posts: 179
    I just ordered one, it arrives on Tuesday, I will post my thoughts after my ride next Wednesday.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    1964johnr said:

    I just ordered one, it arrives on Tuesday, I will post my thoughts after my ride next Wednesday.

    groovy - keep us updated dude
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • 1964johnr
    1964johnr Posts: 179
    Arrived on time. Professional looking packaging. No instructions so might be a little tricky for someone changing a cassette for the first time. It looks and feels much the same as my usual shimano cassette, perhaps a little heavier. Installed it in half an hour this evening. Will test it on my ride on Sunday and then post results.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,659
    What version, ratios and price one did you go for in the end?

    Deffo be interested to hear what the verdict is - and long term wear as well.
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • 1964johnr
    1964johnr Posts: 179
    First ride today with new 11-28 cassette. Thirty miles. Worked very well, no issues. Only time will tell regarding wear
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,659
    edited August 2022
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    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18