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thegunner
09-04-2010, 07:24 PM
a friend of mine is building up a cyclo-x bike and wanted a red cassette to finish the build.

she wanted an 11-26 (although i'm pretty sure an 11-23 or 12-23 would be perfectly fine), so open to offers here. the bike actually currently has a 105 cassette (12-27) that could be theoretically swapped + cash for it. thanks!

Izalco Expert
09-04-2010, 07:34 PM
Is she super set on a Red cassette? I have full Red on my bike and I love it, it's just a lot noisier than having the 1070 "Force" cassette. Since it's cross on the other hand, I doubt she will care about noise? Just the hollow Red powerdome is a bit louder and noticeable but it's cross so either or.

Izalco Expert
09-04-2010, 07:35 PM
Also, it's muchhhhhhh cheaper.

thegunner
09-04-2010, 07:36 PM
Is she super set on a Red cassette? I have full Red on my bike and I love it, it's just a lot noisier than having the 1070 "Force" cassette. Since it's cross on the other hand, I doubt she will care about noise? Just the hollow Red powerdome is a bit louder and noticeable but it's cross so either or.

her LBS suggested getting the red cassette, i told her 105 would be fine, but hey, not my call. i know the 1 piece construction is a bit louder, but i think the weight thing sold it. :rolleyes:

kgreene10
09-04-2010, 07:40 PM
I have a brand new, never used Red cassette that's a take-off. It's 11-23 and too big a gear for me to push around here. Let me know if interested and I'll come up with a price.

Izalco Expert
09-04-2010, 07:40 PM
Exactly why I have it :) the weight is a big difference. A lot of people run the SRAM shifters/derailleurs, with Shimano cassettes and cranks..I just run the full Red set up but I didn't know if noise was an issue to her, I don't mind it I was just throwing it out there.

thegunner
09-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Exactly why I have it :) the weight is a big difference. A lot of people run the SRAM shifters/derailleurs, with Shimano cassettes and cranks..I just run the full Red set up but I didn't know if noise was an issue to her, I don't mind it I was just throwing it out there.

i run sram with ultegra chain and cassette and it's pretty quiet. my bike isn't light by any means, nor do i care :p

Izalco Expert
09-04-2010, 07:55 PM
:) that's awesome. I just have full Red except my brakes because the Force brakes are the same as the Red ones..just a weight difference and I love it period. Oh well, just personal preference I guess.

Bruce K
09-05-2010, 04:37 AM
Around here most folks use the Force cassettes for cross as they shed mud better than the Red.

BK

thegunner
09-05-2010, 09:46 AM
because of the 1 piece construction thing? :crap: yeah i'm forwarding all the advice listed here.

Bruce K
09-05-2010, 10:20 AM
I guess.

All I know is that for the longest time the pro riders for cyclocrossworld.com (Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers, Jamey Driscoll) all were using Force cassettes.

I haven't seen the new bikes up close yet and they might be Red now.

But it's a lot of extra money for not a huge weight advantage for something that's going to get muddy, dirty, and gritty and wear out much sooner than when used on the road.

BK

Izalco Expert
09-05-2010, 01:22 PM
I would recommend Force for cross...even though I use Red full on road/cross, I would just use Force but the weight difference is pretty big.

thegunner
09-06-2010, 01:41 PM
so after some coaxing, a force cassette would be find too... basically as long as it's full sram, it's okay. so... if anyone wants to swap for a <200 mile 105-5600 12-25 cassette + cash for a force or red cassette that'd be great.

oliver1850
09-06-2010, 02:15 PM
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