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Out with the old, in with the new

BigJosh's picture

By BigJosh - Posted on 26 May 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

Well its that time again, the chain and cassette are in deserate need of replacement. How much will a new chain and cassette cost me? I don't really want anything expensive and top of the line. That being said i do want something that will work well and last Sticking out tongue
Also, where can i buy from?
Any suggestions will be apreciated

andyfev's picture

G'day mate, I buy stuff from - I know it's not the local bike shop but good value for money. I'm running the SRAM PC991 9 Speed Chain - Crossstep. Great chain, super tough and has a quick link for easy clean (wiggle is clearing this product at just over $30 - top quality chain for a top quality price... might even order another one myself!

As for cassettes, I've never bought one so couldn't really advise
Good luck!

lezo's picture

Andy, is that the hollow pin chain ?? i replaced mine recently with the same one i believe from the LBS at $80.00. Just reading the post on OS online vs LBS that Rob put up. It's getting harder to justify the LBS support when the savings are so huge...although I keep at it.

andyfev's picture

No, it's the cross-step version slightly cheaper. They do have the hollow pin for around $47... Like you say, it's great to support LBS but everyone has a budget... can't blame someone for trying to get the best bang for their buck

Discodan's picture

I got a XT cassette for$75 and I see they're doing a package with a XTR chain and powerlink for $110, shipped in a couple days (out of Melbourne I think)

Logan's picture

You can get a XT Cassette and a DA/XTR Chain all up for just over $100 I think.

Worth going the more expensive chain as wear pretty well for the money.

I am about to replace my Road and MTB with a XT/DA Chain and a Ultegra/DA Chain combo!

This is 10 speed as well, its a little cheaper with 9 speed!

Scottboy's picture

you bought a chain & no cassette does that mean you are running two chains ie : you are using one for 100kms then cleaning it & puting the other one on doing the same ?

mudnat's picture

have the 951 for 15 bucks or something at the moment, about 7 to post to nsw. not exactly the swishiest thing around but last alright. crc had a redwin cass for 50-60 bucks, i've gold a gold jobbie - colour aside tough as nails.

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