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SRAM PG970 MTB Cassette 9 speed From £19.99 @ CRC (RRP £64.99)
SRAM PG970 MTB Cassette 9 speed From £19.99 @ CRC (RRP £64.99)

SRAM PG970 MTB Cassette 9 speed From £19.99 @ CRC (RRP £64.99)

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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

31 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/5213.jpg

Nice price! Voted hot.

Great price quality component, very hot!

65.00 RRP lol
.5p cheaper
http://****.co.uk/NEW…ca6

canada16

65.00 RRP lol .5p cheaper … 65.00 RRP lol .5p cheaper http://****.co.uk/NEW-Sram-PG970-11-34T-9-Speed-MTB-Cassette-PG-970-_W0QQitemZ270655300435QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=166320875273&rvr_id=166320875273&cguid=37e7610612c0a0a9f5b632a6fff21ca6




Still cheaper at Chain Reaction if you go through a cashback site. Topcashback are currently offering 4.04% - so around £19.19 delivered.

Original Poster

Incase anyone is wondering, this will replace your existing shimano cassette.

Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on back sprocket) the chain rubs against the mechanism that moves the chain through gears ever so slightly. How do you fix this?

Civic EG6

Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on … Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on back sprocket) the chain rubs against the mechanism that moves the chain through gears ever so slightly. How do you fix this?


use a different gear...

Civic EG6

Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on … Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on back sprocket) the chain rubs against the mechanism that moves the chain through gears ever so slightly. How do you fix this?



Adjust the derailer, bound to be a how to on the net.

these don't use spiders at all so pretty low end (not good for alloy freehubs), about 400g for 11-34? roughly equivalent to Shimano HG51? could be wrong haven't gone into this recently.

good value though i'd use it. casettes normally last 3 or 4 chains if you change chains at the right time.

p.s. they are commonly around this price, e.g. £1 more at merlin


Edited by: "Smiff" 10th Nov 2010

Technology: Power Glide II
Gear Ratios: 11-34, 11-32T
Speeds: 9
Weight: 340g/330g
Body: Steel
Finish: Satin Chrome

not that it matters for most users, but: those weights are a lie or for a different product. it weighs 400g+ for the 34t
having said that, the best only save about 100g so i say go for this.
CRC currently have PG990 for about £40 if you want to spend double (or if you have expensive wheels that need it).



Edited by: "Smiff" 11th Nov 2010

Oops I read that as Spam instead of Sram

good deal and chainreactioncycles are a good retailer althouh dispatch times can be a little delayed for no apparent reason...

Hot from me

nice item, but these crazy rrps are a bit annoying.

cycleman

nice item, but these crazy rrps are a bit annoying.


Trouble is that they convince enough people to make silly RRPs worthwhile for the seller.

Civic EG6

Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on … Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on back sprocket) the chain rubs against the mechanism that moves the chain through gears ever so slightly. How do you fix this?



Check out Sheldon Browns website sheldonbrown.com/ Very informative site explained in easy to understand terms

This item is a very good product and just as good as shimano mid range cassettes
Edited by: "Burty" 11th Nov 2010

Smiff

these don't use spiders at all so pretty low end (not good for alloy … these don't use spiders at all so pretty low end (not good for alloy freehubs), about 400g for 11-34? roughly equivalent to Shimano HG51? could be wrong haven't gone into this recently.

They don't use spiders and only one bolt holds it all together so it chews through alloy freehub bodies quite nicely. My Trek Remedy come with one and it didn't last long and also chewed up my freehub body too. I replaced it with a Shimano SLX cassette as it's the best quality\weight\price compromise.

£20 is a fair price as the retail is overly inflated but I personally wouldn't use one again even at this price.
Edited by: "FIBRE+" 11th Nov 2010

Even Shimano XT only have the first five gears mounted on an alloy hub so the other 4 on a 9 speed mark the hub - it's not usually worth worrying about. I use XT and these and the only difference is a few grams, these are great for winter use when chains and cassettes get trashed.

Sounds good. Are SRAM and Shimano cassettes and chains all interchangeable. I've got a 9 speed cassette (not sure what) with an XT rear derailler on my mtb, can i use any old 9 speed chain and cassette? Thanks. Might get one of these for when my cassette wears out.

Ordered one, seems a good price

it's ok I've looked it up (kind of!) and it seems that I can. Hot from me!

lizzie1978

Sounds good. Are SRAM and Shimano cassettes and chains all … Sounds good. Are SRAM and Shimano cassettes and chains all interchangeable. I've got a 9 speed cassette (not sure what) with an XT rear derailler on my mtb, can i use any old 9 speed chain and cassette? Thanks. Might get one of these for when my cassette wears out.



Yes I've used xt chains on SRAM and vise versa. Stick to the same number of gears and if poss the same amount of teeth on the biggest sprocket as the one you take off it can cause a problem with your rear mech if you go for mote teeth on the largest sprocket due to shorter reach mechs not being compatible, unlikely to be a problem but is a possibility.

If people don't know what a spider is, here is one on the SLX cassette that was talked about above.
Is it worth getting a cassette with a spider? All depends upon how expensive your wheels/rear hub (and associated repair costs) are I suppose and whether you want to pay the extra for the small weight saving.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/torpedo7/images/products/SHCS9N8SA_zoom_1.jpg
Edited by: "jazid" 11th Nov 2010

Thanks Burty, I appreciate your help
I think there's something wrong with me, I'm really liking the picture of the cassette!
Pity they don't stay looking like that for long.

:-)

amazon.co.uk/Sra…mr3

Rear cassette heaven machined from a single block of billet.

Heavens £280!!!
One for the pros I think.
Luckily it's where I ride rather than what I ride that does it for me.

Civic EG6

Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on … Talking about bikes, when I am in the 16th gear (2nd sprocket, 8th on back sprocket) the chain rubs against the mechanism that moves the chain through gears ever so slightly. How do you fix this?



Get yourself a Sturmey Archer 3 speed!

spending that much money i'd sooner buy a KCNC cassette.
This pg 990 is a cracking cassette. I am a bike mechanic, and i would choose the sram stuff over shimano. As for the cassette chewing a freehub body, never seen it. Sounds more like the egit who put the lock ring on didnt tighten it to the correct torque.

A bargain at £20. 34t however is a little extreme, and i say that living in North Yorkshire!

2 ordered thanks.

slim4130

spending that much money i'd sooner buy a KCNC cassette.This pg 990 is a … spending that much money i'd sooner buy a KCNC cassette.This pg 990 is a cracking cassette. I am a bike mechanic, and i would choose the sram stuff over shimano. As for the cassette chewing a freehub body, never seen it. Sounds more like the egit who put the lock ring on didnt tighten it to the correct torque.A bargain at £20. 34t however is a little extreme, and i say that living in North Yorkshire!

I also work in a bike shop, yes it was fitted correctly. Most cassettes will damage lightweight alloy cassette bodies but I haven't had one do it that badly before or since.The cassette is made up from individual cogs with plastic spacers in between and one bolt holding it all together, they move independently and the contact point for each cog is very small. That's the issue. Even with the lock ring tight the cogs moved independently under load.

Seeing as I've used it I thought i'd give some feedback... (I'm not Sram bashing)
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