I needed to replace my 10-speed Dura-ace cassette because of worn cogs and was originally looking for a Dura-ace 10-speed cassette. Not only were they difficult to find, but the few I found were extremely expensive! I "settled" for this Ultegra cassette and I am very glad I did. Not only is it waaay less expensive, but the shifting is just as clean and crisp as my Dura-ace cassette. Even though I know there is a weight difference, I really can't feel it in any way. I have it paired with a SRAM hollow-pin chain and the combination works extremely well. I would definitely recommend this cassette.
awesome chain- i don't ride a lot, but remove it and clean my cogs & chainrings all the time cuz there's nothing better than a silent drive (no grit). i mark the chain every time (with a bread-bag twisty) i undo the quick-link (KMC) so the same edges act against my chainrings every time. made a real difference for me- as the chain edges soften, the chain climbs the chainrings more readily. only one guy gave me this advice, and i'm glad i followed it. i'm using a 7-speed 13-21 dura-ace uniglide freewheel and avocet 32-42-52 crankset. thanks btd for the great price. if you want one, better do it soon- get 'em while you can...
I've put about 500 miles this rear derailleur since I purchased it. Absolutely no issues at all. It does what it is supposed to do; shift quickly; quietly and exactly. Sure, if was rich, I would have purchased an Ulterga or Dura Ace derailleur. But now having this one, how much better could those be? Maybe it's how long this one will last??
Just one small snivel - the two limit adjustment screws are super small allen screws. fortunately I had a allen wrench that small; I think the old phillips screw heads were fine - i mean they used those without problems for 40 + years!
I needed something to keep my feet warm during my first winter of riding. I originally bought covers, and those worked fine, but these winter boots take it to a new level.. They are warm, easy to get into, and easy to set up. I use Egg Beaters on my fat bike, and I've had no problems with fitment. Crank Bros. provides a paper guide to judge if shims are needed, and they were in this case. I also had a little trouble early on because I had not tightened the cleats sufficiently , but reading directions was the remedy here. I use these at any temperature lower than 50deg, and am very glad I decided to buy them.