Upgraded cassette with budget gears

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Upgraded cassette with budget gears

Postby Cardiff kid » Thu Feb 21, 2013 00:12 am

I am in the process of buying a new set of Fulcrum Quattro wheels, to be fitted to a bike with a Shimano Sora group set. Would i see any benefit by fitting a ultegra cassette to the new wheel. Would a better spec cassette be of any advantage on a budget group set.

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Re: Upgraded cassette with budget gears

Postby smidsy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 07:20 am

Very little IME.

It is essentially only weight savings between cassettes and as the weight is directly on the hub it has little rotating mass and is therefor largely irrelevant.
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Re: Upgraded cassette with budget gears

Postby Danlikesbikes » Thu Feb 21, 2013 07:57 am

The weight saving is going to be fairly marginal too, less than 100 grams.

I'd save the money and spend it somewhere else.
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