poshbikes new cassette

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Post Reply
User avatar
spytech
Posts: 1693
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

by spytech

check it out http://www.poshbikes.com/product.php?id=265

"Titanium Aluminium Carbonitrided (TiAIN) (TiCN) cassette
Practically Diamond!"

Image

User avatar
Tippster
Posts: 2520
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:11 pm
Location: Frederica (Denmark)

by Tippster

That cassette may actually be cheaper if manufactured from diamond.

£339.95 for the 11-23 cassette.

Dollar equilavent $618.

I'd rather get myself a DA cassette and spend my cash elsewhere on the bike!

I spent only $87 on a DA 11-23 cassette. 8 times cheaper than the poshbikes cassette. Will it last 8 times as long? My 11-23 DA came out at 156g. How much does the Poshbikes cassette weigh?

I can see the sence if the cassette lasts 10 times as long.

Is there any way of quantifying any friction benefits. Does it deliver a smoother ride?
Last edited by Tippster on Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:57 am, edited 2 times in total.
"Ride it like you've just stolen it!"

User avatar
cadence90
Posts: 1695
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am

by cadence90

Looks beautiful, but $647.00 in 12-25. :unbelievable:
And then, what, you put tune or Boone up front and a Wipp ti chain? Yikes....that's a new set of wheels right there.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

User avatar
spytech
Posts: 1693
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

by spytech

Tippster wrote:That cassette may actually be cheaper if manufactured from diamond.


i know what you mean. but how long will this cassette last? tin coating last almost 10 times longer, and this is 34% harder than tin. in the long run, the cassette will last for a very very long time. anyone care to try???

i bet this coating can be done cheaper.

User avatar
zoey
Posts: 389
Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:01 am
Location: California
Contact:

by zoey

If you build it, they will come. :hmm:
Cheers,
:lol:

"Ride lots." -- Eddy Merckx

Click Here to see my Scott CR1.

User avatar
spytech
Posts: 1693
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

by spytech

i emailed them that i have my own new campy ti cassette, how much would they charge to coat it?

C-40
Posts: 554
Joined: Thu May 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Location: Detroit-USA
Contact:

by C-40

Why not just look in the local phone book for industrial coatings?

User avatar
spytech
Posts: 1693
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

by spytech

C-40 wrote:Why not just look in the local phone book for industrial coatings?


you iz well smart :) but lets see what he says, then i will go coating shopping for price :lol:

Mr_Potatohead
Posts: 125
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:31 pm

by Mr_Potatohead

spytech wrote:
C-40 wrote:Why not just look in the local phone book for industrial coatings?


you iz well smart :) but lets see what he says, then i will go coating shopping for price :lol:


I looked into it once and posted to see if there was any interest but alas no.

You pay for the setup of the vacuum chamber they use for the titanium nitriding and the price is about $700 here in SoCal. I think given the size of the chamber you could do 10 cassettes for about the same price.

Also, aluminum cogs can't be nitrided only Steel and Ti.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post