Aluminium cassette

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by7
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by by7

I was considering a aluminium cassette for the new disc wheel of my TT bike (the wheel alone is heavy enough already)...
So I don't need huge durability but decent crisp shifting.
Any recommendations? I will go for a 11-28 to keep good chain line and have a 25 as penultimate cog to avoid front shifting (obviously a 11-23 would be lighter but needs plenty of front shifting on mixed terrain..I am old and can keep only about 40kmh average on flat
Thanks

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

My brother has been using the Recon alu for a year with no complaints. I’ll be getting one for my climbing wheelset.


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1415chris
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by 1415chris

If you wnat to have crisp shifting, aluminium cassette is not the way to go, imo.
I used to ride Recon cassette (10s) for a while and it was a compromise in shifting quality compared to the Sram Red cassette. Gears were changed slower sometimes with hesitation. Rideble, yes, but with its issues.

sanguizola
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by sanguizola

Had to return a recon because it was impossible to make it shift properly

JerryLook
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by JerryLook

I’ve been thinking about trying out one of the Bdop aluminum cassettes. My concern is longevity also. Maybe if it would last a year (5k miles)....
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beanbiken
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by beanbiken

Have been running a Bdop alloy cassette for a little while so can't confirm durability but very happy with quality of shifting. DA9150 with Sram XG1190 cassette which i could only ever get it to shift 90% but with the Bdop seems as good as when I was running the DA9000 cassette VH

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Marin
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by Marin

Get a Red or Edco cassette, you don't need the 50g savings on a TT bike. And the range - I'd consider 11-30 or 32, even many Pros run wide range for even less front shifting.

ericoschmitt
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by ericoschmitt

Isn't EDCO made by Recon? I have one EDCO for campy, it works but not perfectly smooth. An 105 shifts better (with a campy drivetrain). EDCO is more noisy too.
Other than noise, its ok.

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by Marin

Yes it is, but it's much more durable than aluminum.

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