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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:34 pm 
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Not sure if anyone had posted this. its been a while since i was here..

Anyway, I was able to score some recons.. The designer claims that they had solved the issue of disposing your 10spd specific shimano wheelsets and buying new 11 speed wheelsets just to accomodate the 11 speed shimano cassettes (Unless you have mavics)

They finally made an 11 speed shimano specific cassette that would fit 10 speed shimano hubs (not an issue for campyphiles)


I also got the 11 speed specific cogs.

Will be trying this out when i get the clearance to ride on the road again (still off the saddle due to an injury)

The left set is the 11 spd cassettes for 10spd hubs. The right set is the 11 speed specific cassette.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:41 pm 
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Let me know what you think about the Recons. I have the Token cassette in 11-28 and it does the 11sp trick for my DA C24 tubes. Using DI2 they shift pretty well and I don't need to grind down the cassette body or sell them off.

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/c ... tte-49145/


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:50 pm 
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Maybe for a different topic, but how do those Recon Cassettes hold up as far as durability. I have heard mixed reviews a couple of years ago but not sure about the present time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:22 pm 
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I use recon. I also ride only on my 53t. I'm using a 11x27. It does make a difference how much shifting you do.
I tend to shift less than most people I ride with. I change mine after about 6 months of riding 4 x week 2/3 hour rides. I think the first one I ever used lasted nearly a year but shifting was not so good the last few months.
I would say 2 cassettes a year is a good way to go. You can pick them up quite cheap and they are very light.
Be tempting to try a superlight ti cassette.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:38 pm 
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I remember a few years ago the 10spd were hit/miss. Mine was. I do all my own wrenching except wheel building...and nobody could get it to shift properly with an entire SRAM setup. Then I talked to a few resellers, and they said "yes, these are 50/50"...haha...refund time. So I returned it no problems. But it was so light, little noisy due to the alloy design.

Let us know your setup and shifting experiences...noise etc.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:25 pm 
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Hey Xena, where is the best place to get them cheap? I'm still using my first 10 speed one and done about 4000km on it and to be honest, it's still pretty good! Got a new 11 speed one to put on when I do my upgrade so would be looking at swapping them out more regularly post that

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:10 am 
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dereksmalls wrote:
Hey Xena, where is the best place to get them cheap? I'm still using my first 10 speed one and done about 4000km on it and to be honest, it's still pretty good! Got a new 11 speed one to put on when I do my upgrade so would be looking at swapping them out more regularly post that


You can get some good deals here. My last one 11x27 [gold] cost me just over £60 posted UK

its a site worth keeping a eye on has they seem to have a lot of sales.

http://cycletaiwan.com/recon-alloy-cnc- ... sette.html


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:34 pm 
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This new line was fine tuned by a japanese designer. Shifting is crisper compared to the previous gen as what they have claimed.

Lookinh forward to try this soon.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:21 pm 
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Recon alloy cassettes do not hold up. I probably only got 1-2k miles on mine before it would start skipping gears under load. Broke a tooth off the 13T cog in the first few months. I weigh 130 pounds, not really pushing out the mad watts.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:23 pm 
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I love my Recon 10-speed cassettes. The key is to not be stupid and use them only when you really need them. So I like racing hill climbs and I use them only there. Since these rarely exceed 40 miles round trip that's a lot of hillclimbs in the rated 1500 miles. That's where seconds count anyway. If you want something to use every day stick with steel.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:36 pm 
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The Token I am using is steel so I hope it fares better. The concern I have is the press fit carbon spider creaking or cracking. Like djconnel indicated this is for climbing only duty on some low use tubes.

As for Recon or any alloy cassette one should not expect durability or long life IMO.


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