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el scotto

el scotto

el scotto's Passions

Cyclocross
Mountain Biking

el scotto's Bio

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When I am not slaving away in the office, I can be found out on the trails or in the mountains.

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el scottowrote a review of on October 13, 2015

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Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just replaced my m771 cassette the other day that had around 2200 miles on it. I bet I could have easily hit 3k on it, but alas, I am converting to a new 1x setup. Since I am making the conversion, I thought I would replace pretty much all of my drivetrain. Right now, my bike is all XT, so I figured I would stick with that since I've had great luck with it.

In addition to the new cassette, I've even added a new Wolf Tooth GC (42t) for making climbs easier since I am losing my granny on my old 2x setup.

If XT is a bit too rich for your blood, essentially, you can always snag the HG81 (SLX series) for a tad less; however, your middle cogs will be riveted together unlike the m771 version.

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el scottowrote a review of on October 12, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought into the hype that this 16 toother was really going to make a difference when shifting, and honestly, I don't think it makes much of a difference at all. Normally, when I am up-shifting, I'll push through 2-4 gears at a time. In fact, my shifts between the 13-19t cogs never really experience any "hanging," and nothing seems to take longer than it should; pretty much flawless to say the least. Anyhow, like I said, I kinda got sucked into the hype after reading reviews about this cog; however, shifting pretty much feels exactly the same when using the standard 15t my cassette came with.

Maybe you can tell the difference, but I surely can't.

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el scottowrote a review of on October 10, 2015

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Make sure your bolts are short enough if you're converting from a triple ring to a 1x front, if they're not, then these short bolts will instantly do the trick. As Statenheimer below states, they are a bit pricey for what they are, but hey, they come in a handful of colors! Sure, there are tab spacers out there, but those just look funky. Get these bolts, and you'll be happy.

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