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Sexy Machining, Maybe Gen 1 Issues

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When you look at this cassette, it is amazing. I beleive the 10 smallest rings are made out of one chunk of alluminum, and the big ring is attached. Though maybe all 11 are the same piece. I have an enduro/all mountain/freeride style, and the gearing on this is schweet. i've never felt like i needed a bigger or smaller ring. if you were riding cross country, you'd want a bigger ring than the stock 32 up front.

After the derailleur is dialed in, shifting is NEARLY flawless, though normally it really is perfect.

I recently went on a dusty, 50 mile ride. during the second half, the chain and cassette would make a creaking sound when i was climbing in the big ring. it was an exceptionally dusty ride though. I just wonder if maybe the chain is cross-loaded too much. time will tell.

currently i'm psyched on the whole system, and it suits my style perfectly.