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     Styve100 updated 7 months ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
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  • Styve100

    19 December 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Long story short

    Had a Carrera Zelos MTB for many years, top spec bike.

    In april’s lockdown and furloughed, I dragged it out the shed and although I had had this bike for about 20 years, never really did much serious riding on it. It looks new.

    Its been a leisure bike.

    So, I gave it some much needed TLC. New brakes the hopes had been spongy for too long.

    A new chain, wow.

    Road tyres.

    About 2300 miles later, I got a road bike through cycle to work scheme.

    However still use the MTB now its winter.

    Got another new chain a nice SRAM one.

    Took it out today but was unrideable…

    No adjustment on the rear mech wold make any difference. Chain skipping.

    Decided on a new cassette, so abandoned ride and got a PG950 from Halfords, SRAM, fitted set up, have been out on it and its 99% good, changes are awesome, but this cassette is obviously heavier than my old one? Its solid gears, my old one was LX Deore groupset, none of the cassette gears were solid, these are.

    Did I get a lower spec cassette?

  • quickwheels

    20 December 2020 at 9:33 am

    The PG950 is a value-for-money cassette, won’t be as good as Shimano at shifting & a little heavy but unless you’re racing I can’t see it causing you too much of a problem.

  • Gunner

    20 December 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Bang on there, Quickwheels, couldn’t have put it better.

  • Styve100

    22 December 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks guys….😀

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