- How long will it last
I wouldn’t bother buying spare parts for that kit. I have roughly the same setup part for part on my full sus (I have a slightly different KMC chain) and have done for the past two years.
The Deore HG50 cassette still looks like new despite being ridden through two very wet winters. I read a post on another forum from some buy who had that cassette on his touring bike and clocked up over 4000 miles before replacing.
It wouldn’t hurt to pick up a spare cassette and chain if you plan on running that setup for a long time as the 9 speed stuff is being rapidly phased out and they’re going for dirt cheap now (9 speed HG50 cassettes are only around a tenner online) but in all fairness I think you’ll probably want to upgrade the bike and / or whole drivetrain long before the kit starts failing.Posted 3 years agocoastkidMember
Most of my bikes are specced with the cheapest to buy steel Shimano HG50 9 spd cassettes, and Truvativ steel chain rings, a 3×9 set of these will cost under £30. Add a decent nickle Sram PC991 for £16 from CRC and your under £50 (tank full of petrol for a small car)
Your cassette/ chainrings will last easily 2 years or to 3 of these nickle coated chains if you use a dry lube – Squirt lube is what i use as it collects no crap and your nickle chain will not rust after washing. You often get sent some extra Squirt Lube if you order a few bottles.
GT85 will indeed also work fine with this set up and smells nice too 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Hi there never having had a half decent bike before no idea so….I ride 16 odd mile a day on the road in winter and track in summer what sort of time do components last like
chain (KMC X9SL)9 speed
Cassette (Shimano HG50 9-speed, 11-34 T)
Shimano Deore Mountain Bike MTB Chainset / Crankset M590
Shimano RD-M772 XT (long)
etc etc would you buy spare parts if you come across them new but cheap ????Posted 3 years ago
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