SRAM PG970 MTB Cassette 9 Speed Cassette From £18 Delivered @ Chain Reaction Cycles - HotUKDeals
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From the toughest World Cup courses to the smoothest bike paths, SRAM® PowerGlide II™ cassettes bring the right combination lightweight materials, durable construction and precise engineering to the ride.

Features:

• Type: PowerGlide II
• Speed: 9
• Option 1: 11-34T
• Option 2: 11-32T
• Finish: Satin Chrome
• Ratios: 11-32, 11-34

Quidco available too which makes it even cheaper :)
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#1
I got 1 of these 2 mths back ,The chain skips an important low gear out of the only few i Use ;this is probaly why theyre gettin rid .Good price though
#2
what's even funnier than that RRP is that if you buy the lockring on its own its about £12

yeah not sure of quality control on these ones, i'd probably go for Deore HG61 for about same price from ribble. edit: now £22 and OOS, not sure whats equivalent then.

(SRAM chains are very good though, see my deal)


Edited By: Smiff on Feb 25, 2011 12:32: blah
2 Likes #3
cassettes are old skool.... its all about the DVD and blue rays :)
1 Like #4
Rupz
cassettes are old skool.... its all about the DVD and blue rays :)


Blue or Blu?
#5
legendryan
Rupz
cassettes are old skool.... its all about the DVD and blue rays :)


Blue or Blu?

Touche
#6
Great buy, already ordered a spare this morning
#7
redbiro
I got 1 of these 2 mths back ,The chain skips an important low gear out of the only few i Use ;this is probaly why theyre gettin rid .Good price though


Doubt its the chain. Probably your derailleur is not set up right.

I love Sram stuff heat added
#8
redbiro
I got 1 of these 2 mths back ,The chain skips an important low gear out of the only few i Use ;this is probaly why theyre gettin rid .Good price though

This sounds like you might have a worn chain rather than an issue with the block itself. SRAM gear is good.
#9
Cheers OP. I'll give it a go. On thumbshifters anyhow so gears rarely line up perfectly.
#10
Good cassettes. Brilliant price. Thanks!
#11
jkclara
redbiro
I got 1 of these 2 mths back ,The chain skips an important low gear out of the only few i Use ;this is probaly why theyre gettin rid .Good price though


This sounds like you might have a worn chain rather than an issue with the block itself. SRAM gear is good.


exactly this, you should replace both at the same time, it the cassette is worn you can pretty much guarantee the chain has worn with it.
Excellent price for these!
#12
Tempted by this. I'm running a 7 speed cassette at the moment though, so not sure if this will fit my wheel.

Also, if you need anything else, its worth being aware that Halfords have Buy One Get One Half Price on all bike parts and accessories this week.
#13
Sram gear is better than Shimano for my money, and i get to use/fit/try loads as a workshop manager in a bike shop.
If gears are skipping a cog, its likely either cable tension, or the mech/mech hanger has taken a little knock and isn't running in line with the cogs. My money would be on the latter. A friendly local bike shop would do this for you in about 2 mins, the shop staff should even be able to do this.
If the gear 'slips' then it could well be the chain/cassette matching. As said already, the chain can stretch and will have a different wear ratio to the casette. Also, some chains (admittedly higher end ones) have specific 'ramping' to assist with the gear change, and you can actually mount the chain the wrong way round. I suspect this wont be your issue, but one to keep in mind.

Good find OP, heat added.
#14
bblgoose
Also, if you need anything else, its worth being aware that Halfords have Buy One Get One Half Price on all bike parts and accessories this week.


Nothing on their site about it, any restrictions?
#15
bblgoose
Tempted by this. I'm running a 7 speed cassette at the moment though, so not sure if this will fit my wheel.

Also, if you need anything else, its worth being aware that Halfords have Buy One Get One Half Price on all bike parts and accessories this week.

bblgoose
Tempted by this. I'm running a 7 speed cassette at the moment though, so not sure if this will fit my wheel.
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Yes, it should fit. But remember, if your gear shifters are 7 speed, you wont have 9 gears suddenly, and the 7 you have wont likely work too well. Also, the chain will not fit a 9 speed cassette, and its unlikely the rear mech will travel far enough. So if you want to change from a 7 speed set up, it will cost you quite a lot!! lol
#16
bblgoose
Tempted by this. I'm running a 7 speed cassette at the moment though, so not sure if this will fit my wheel.


Probably not. Most 7 speed blocks are the old screw on freewheel type, whereas this (along with all other 9 speeds) is designed to mount on a free hub.

What bike do you have?
#17
Even if he has a 7 speed cassette & not a freewheel, it still won't fit as a 7 speed freehub is smaller than an 8-9 speed one. So would need a new hub/wheel.
As for the deal, yeah it's great for the money.
#18
Fowlet
Nothing on their site about it, any restrictions?


Yes there is - front page, number 3 on the rotating ad thing at the top. It's also individually marked on every item it applies to. It's on til Wednesday, but online only, so don't forget to reserve and collect if you want to buy it instore.
#19
super-twisted
What bike do you have?


At the moment, a rescued old Cannondale frame with wheels and other bits from a cheap nasty unbranded heap on it. I'm looking to replace the wheels and full groupset anyway, so my decision for the weekend is now:

- New 7 speed chain, shifters, chanset/crank and rear mech, then upgrade when replace the wheels - costs more in the end but I get to spread it over multiple paydays;
- Splurge on a full 9 speed groupset now, including disc compatible wheels in readiness for when I get round to upgrading the forks?

Halfords have a pair of wheels half price at £50 right now - add the BOGOHP offer and its very tempting to splurge
#20
Was about to order one for spares when I reallized it's goin around £20 on eBay.
Hot, 'cuz it's as cheap as it gets, but doesn't worth buying one of these 'just for case' imho.
#21
shanecr

exactly this, you should replace both at the same time, it the cassette is worn you can pretty much guarantee the chain has worn with it.

Excellent price for these!


actually the 'correct' way is to replace the chain early so it doesn't knacker the cassette and chainrings. approx 3 chains per cassette. buy a chain checker. i have a park cc3, simple and pays for itself.

a lot more info here http://www.pvdwiki.com/index.php?title=How_Chains_Wear

but yes if you just ride things till they break, you'll need to replace it all (cassette, chain, chainrings and possibly mechs or cabling too). and putting a new chain on worn rings = chainsuck at front, misshifts at back.





Edited By: Smiff on Feb 25, 2011 15:00
#22
Those £50 Element XSD3 wheels are actually really good for the money, well worth £50. I don't like the stupid spoke pattern as they are harder to straighten if they get out of true, any weight loss from the fewer spokes is lost as the rim has to be made stronger (& heavier). Saying that though I know someone with a set & they have held up well as well as being reasonably light for the low cost.
I wouldn't go 7 speed on your rebuild though bblgoose, change to 8 or 9 instead for a better overall gear range.
#23
Smiff

actually the 'correct' way is to replace the chain early so it doesn't knacker the cassette and chainrings. approx 3 chains per cassette. buy a chain checker. i have a park cc3, simple and pays for itself.



lol, thats the exact info i give to my customers, i check the chain on every bike i repair/service and always recommend changing the chain before it wears the rest out with it
i was merely pointing out, if the cassette is worn, then the chain will also be worn. :)

Edited By: shanecr on Feb 25, 2011 15:04
#24
onejaz
Those £50 Element XSD3 wheels are actually really good for the money
I don't suppose you know how much they weigh?

Personally, the main place I'd spend extra money is on the wheelset, getting as light a set as possible because not only are you reducing the static mass you're trying to accelerate/brake but also the rotational effort to get/keep the bike moving.

There are massive amounts of weight to be saved on a light wheelset. Ditto selecting a decent light tyre will help loads too.

Edit: just found them on Halfords website, they are 1050g front and 1300g rear. The rear alone weighs about a decent PAIR of wheels will weigh.

Edited By: the_fbi on Feb 25, 2011 15:08
#25
bblgoose
super-twisted
What bike do you have?


At the moment, a rescued old Cannondale frame with wheels and other bits from a cheap nasty unbranded heap on it. I'm looking to replace the wheels and full groupset anyway, so my decision for the weekend is now:

- New 7 speed chain, shifters, chanset/crank and rear mech, then upgrade when replace the wheels - costs more in the end but I get to spread it over multiple paydays;
- Splurge on a full 9 speed groupset now, including disc compatible wheels in readiness for when I get round to upgrading the forks?

Halfords have a pair of wheels half price at £50 right now - add the BOGOHP offer and its very tempting to splurge


Merlin have a deal for a full 9speed group with wheels:
http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/MTB++Parts/Transmission++Gears/Groupsets+-+MTB/Shimano+Deore+9+Speed+Disc+Groupset++MT15+Factory+Wheels_2200.htm

Not a bad price in today's over inflated bike price climate.

However at that level you've got to really love your old Cannondale frame to justify the outlay.
#26
super-twisted

Merlin have a deal for a full 9speed group with wheels:
http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/MTB++Parts/Transmission++Gears/Groupsets+-+MTB/Shimano+Deore+9+Speed+Disc+Groupset++MT15+Factory+Wheels_2200.htm


Not a bad price in today's over inflated bike price climate.

However at that level you've got to really love your old Cannondale frame to justify the outlay.


Not bad at all. Still a touch over my budget, but I'd seriously consider it if I hadn't already spent out on new brakes last month.

Still, this cassette and the £50 wheels should leave me about £100 spare for levers, chainset and chain. With the halfords offer, should be easily doable so very tempted to go for it at this price.

the_fbi

Edit: just found them on Halfords website, they are 1050g front and 1300g rear. The rear alone weighs about a decent PAIR of wheels will weigh.


Very true, but cash is a serious factor, and at that price they've gotta do the job for now :-)

Edited By: bblgoose on Feb 25, 2011 15:19
#27
if the OP had written "normally available for £20, 10% off!" would this have got so hot?

/me just jealous because my bigger saving deals don't get so hot :p
#28
redbiro
I got 1 of these 2 mths back ,The chain skips an important low gear out of the only few i Use ;this is probaly why theyre gettin rid .Good price though


I have used a few of these now and have 2 spare from the last offer, if you set your bike up right they're fine.
#29
Oh gosh, the nerds are having a party with this oneX)
#30
stickyricky
Oh gosh, the nerds are having a party with this oneX)


it's a money saving website. apologies for posting money saving advice.
#31
the_fbi
onejaz
Those £50 Element XSD3 wheels are actually really good for the money

I don't suppose you know how much they weigh?

Personally, the main place I'd spend extra money is on the wheelset, getting as light a set as possible because not only are you reducing the static mass you're trying to accelerate/brake but also the rotational effort to get/keep the bike moving.

There are massive amounts of weight to be saved on a light wheelset. Ditto selecting a decent light tyre will help loads too.

Edit: just found them on Halfords website, they are 1050g front and 1300g rear. The rear alone weighs about a decent PAIR of wheels will weigh.


Yeah but they cost £50! ;)
I was talking relatively light weight for the price, not compared to what you can buy. A low end Shimano hub on Mavic 317s or similar are going to cost 2-3 times as much & be at best 2000g for the pair.
To hit 1300g on a pair of MTB wheels your talking proper high end, I have 2 sets of DT Swiss DT240s hubs on 7000 series aluminium rims which are more than most people would spend on a set of wheels, they weigh in at just under 1500g. The hubs retail at close to £400 alone, fair enough going for a set of Stans built with light hubs will get you to 1300g easily but your still talking £420 or similar.

Edited By: onejaz on Feb 25, 2011 16:05: spelling
#32
Good deal - will check it out, thanks!
#33
If you've just bought one of these and your chain is skipping its probably beacause your chain is old. You should change cassette and chain at the same time.

SRAM stuff is usually better than the equivalent shimano kit in my opinion.
#34
Pricing up the actual cost of this now:

£18 for this from CRC
£50 for the wheels - Halfords
£40 for Suntour Duro T-324-P8 cranks
£45 for SRAM X9 Rear Shifter
£17.50 for SRAM X7 Front Shifter (half price)
£20 for SRAM X7 Rear mech (half price)
£25 for SRAM X7 Front mech (half price)
£30 for SRAM PC991 chain

Total: £290 before discount, £227 after

Ouch! Still tempted, but I suspect some of the parts may be sitting around for a while before I can afford to buy the rest!
#35
bblgoose
Pricing up the actual cost of this now:£18 for this from CRC£50 for the wheels - Halfords£40 for Suntour Duro T-324-P8 cranks£45 for SRAM X9 Rear Shifter£17.50 for SRAM X7 Front Shifter (half price)£20 for SRAM X7 Rear mech (half price)£25 for SRAM X7 Front mech (half price)£30 for SRAM PC991 chainTotal: £290 before discount, £227 afterOuch! Still tempted, but I suspect some of the parts may be sitting around for a while before I can afford to buy the rest!
If you want to save cash, then the X9 twist shifters you can get for under £35 delivered off eBay. Some people like them, some don't.
#36
onejaz
Yeah but they cost £50! ;) I was talking relatively light weight for the price, not compared to what you can buy. A low end Shimano hub on Mavic 317s or similar are going to cost 2-3 times as much & be at best 2000g for the pair.
Yip, don't get me wrong, if you've got nothing or nothing compatible with your brakes perhaps, then they are a bargain, but if you have anything, then I'd suggest saving up for something even as "normal" as http://www.justridingalong.com//shop.php?product=6956 which is a great spec (weight) for the money and off the shelf, hunting/waiting could get a better value bargain.
#37
Is this a computer part?
#38
bblgoose
Pricing up the actual cost of this now:

£18 for this from CRC
£50 for the wheels - Halfords
£40 for Suntour Duro T-324-P8 cranks
£45 for SRAM X9 Rear Shifter
£17.50 for SRAM X7 Front Shifter (half price)
£20 for SRAM X7 Rear mech (half price)
£25 for SRAM X7 Front mech (half price)
£30 for SRAM PC991 chain


you can save £20 on a chain straight away (951 at CRC 10.95, one of my deals :p) and lose nothing except a bit of shiny.
haven't checked other parts
where do you get those SRAM bits for half price?



Edited By: Smiff on Feb 25, 2011 18:08: blah
#39
need one (_;)
#40
I thought cassette tapes had made a comeback. oO

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