Current gen SRAM cassette shift quality

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morganb
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by morganb

Has SRAM improved the noise/shift quality for their current stuff? I haven't used a SRAM cassette since first gen Red and all of the ones I tried shifted terribly. I was thinking of going from 11-28 to 11-30 and they make seemingly the lightest option for those ratios, but if its going to shift slower/be noisey I'll just go Shimano.

Chello
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by Chello

SRAM updated their Red cassette in 2012/2013 when 10 speed Red came out with the Yaw FD. At that point the cassette changed from open glide to x-glide and things improved quite a bit from both a shifting and noise perspective. If you haven't tried any of those cassettes they are quite good.

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Mep
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by Mep

Big improvement going from the first gen Sram Red cassette to the version with elastomers in between rings, which is what I have now. Shifts cleaner and definitely quieter in my opinion.

MyM3Coupe
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by MyM3Coupe

Don't buy SCAM if you want great shifting. Campy or Shimano only.

chiumomo
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by chiumomo

Mep wrote:Big improvement going from the first gen Sram Red cassette to the version with elastomers in between rings, which is what I have now. Shifts cleaner and definitely quieter in my opinion.


May I ask what chain are you using? My XG1190 is noticeably noiser than 6800 cassette on Shimano HG-901 chain, curious if it will it be quieter on different chain.

Johnny Rad
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by Johnny Rad

I'm a long-time happy KMC X10/11SL chain user.

Lighter and allegedly quieter than other chains on Red cassettes.

Mep
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by Mep

chiumomo wrote:
Mep wrote:Big improvement going from the first gen Sram Red cassette to the version with elastomers in between rings, which is what I have now. Shifts cleaner and definitely quieter in my opinion.


May I ask what chain are you using? My XG1190 is noticeably noiser than 6800 cassette on Shimano HG-901 chain, curious if it will it be quieter on different chain.

KMC x10SL. That said I had a Sram chain on before and they were probably equally quiet.

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evan326
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by evan326

I just went from 105 cassette and chain to sram red cassette and kmc x11sl and they are much quieter and smoother shifting.

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