When the Red cassette came out, I got one almost immediately, thinking that the weight savings would be worth the cost because it would wear a lot longer than a DA or Ultegra Cassette.
My question is: should I still replace a Red cassette at the same interval as I would any other cassette, or is it significantly longer wearing? (I tried searching already
I ask this because I haven't seen a need to replace the cassette, but I'm about to put on a brand new compact crank for the winter, and while I try to be frugal when I can, I know the importance of a properly maintained bike...I'm not going to want to deal with an over-worn drivetrain when doing extended 10% climbs!
Also, as a side note, all my teammates and I who have a red cassette are going back to shimano; quieter, and WE have seen smoother shift results with that combo. I'll definitely miss the quick cassette changes right before races with the 3-piece Red option...
Thanks for your advice/input!