SRAM Rival 22 vs 105 cassette with Force 22 drivetrain?

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by stockae92

I am looking for a low cost 22 speed cassette to be used with Force 22 shifter / RD / SRAM chain (wear and tear item?)

It can be either 11-28 or 12-28 doesn't really matter.

I wonder if Rival 22 or 105 would be a good choice? Or just pick the cheaper one either one would work?

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by Marin

I've run Force22, Ultegra 6800, 105 and Red22 cassettes on my bikes and never noticed a difference except for the weight.

I think there might be a difference in shifting quality between chains (tried Red, DA and KMC) but I couldn't detect one for the cassettes.

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by elzilcho

Personally I went with the Rival 11-28. Coming from an 11-23 I like having the 16. For my area a 21 was plenty or 23 not enough, so split the difference with a 22 and I get two bail out gears with 25, 28.

Rival 1130: 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-22-25-28
105: 11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28

This is with Force 22 shifters and der. I've also run Force and Ultegra cassettes with no issue.

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by topflightpro

I'd just pick the cheaper option. That said, my LBS swears that performance improves when the chain and cassette are matched, i.e. Shimano/Shimano or Sram/Sram. I haven't noticed much of a difference.

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by Stueys

I ran a red cassette on my dura 9070 (it's lighter) and ended up back on the shim one. No difference in shifting performance, etc, but I find the shimano one's quieter. I'm putting an ultegra cassette on my rival 22 winter bike in a couple of weeks time, mainly because I picked a load up in the sale for a good price. I'm not expecting to see any difference with them other than the slightly different ratios. I have found shimano chains to run quieter, I've slowly been moving my bikes from KMC back to Shim.

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