- Cassettes – LX or XT
- Jolly Green GiantMember
I still really don
t fully explain why a cassette that you could have bought for around £30 a few eeeks ago is now £63 on crc.Why is it that the recent price rises have affected the price of XT cassettes and mechs ,seemingly more than most other Shimano parts?Posted 9 years ago
You can still get a 10 speed Ultegra cassette for around £40 for example?rockitmanSubscriber
Something to do with the price of the dollar/yen against the pound I believe.
I changed my transmission at Christmas and went cheap as there’s really no point blowing the money on XT for the winter season in the peaks. It’ll be trashed by the time spring comes around. I will be going back to XT though for the summer and picked up a cassette off CRC when they were cheap.Posted 9 years agomieszkoMember
You could always use the stronger Pound vs Polish Zloty (as its not as strong vs $ or Euro). Currently You would get about 5-5.20PLN for a £1. Look at Allegro.pl (which is bigger and more popular in Poland than eBay) and You see that for about 180PLN posted Youll get a XT cassette – so about £35-40 and You should be able to get them to be sent to UK for not much more. £23 saving from RRP. (XT chainsets are still for about £100 on there as well)
Thats only if You really want a XT cassette and dont want to spend a fortune. Or a UK option: I bought a new Deore cassette for my constantly skint mate, get them on eBay for £11, sram 7.0 or 5.0 chain from JeJames and Youve got Your cheap but working really well winter transmission to trash and not feel sorry.
I had a Deore and a LX cassettes and TBH I couldnt see or feel a big difference. Lasted for almost as long – but Lx was 1/3 more expensive.Posted 9 years agocynic-alMember
To me, saving weight on transmission components is not value for money – they need to be replaced frequently and are not rotating at the perimeter of the wheel like tyres adn rims.
Cheap and cheerful for me every time – save moolah for other bits (or other parts of your life – for those that have one)Posted 9 years agooldgitMember
Wow they have gone up (or as the travel agents would say that’s the real price)Posted 9 years ago
It’s a tough call. The XT is better in every way and it’s lighter where it’s important, the back wheel.
However that’s not always that important and you’d be better off saving your £’s.
I’ll be sticking with XT even though I’m normally very tight.
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