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    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has been using these for a while and how its held up?
    There's quite a bit of info on how they are just after they're installed but I'm more curious about med-long term.

    In particular the 11-46t 11 speed cassette.

    I'm tossing up between this and the 11-42t XT.
    Will be using an XT mech, XTR shifter, XT chain and Raceface NW 32t chainring.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdbboy View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone has been using these for a while and how its held up?
    There's quite a bit of info on how they are just after they're installed but I'm more curious about med-long term.

    In particular the 11-46t 11 speed cassette.

    I'm tossing up between this and the 11-42t XT.
    Will be using an XT mech, XTR shifter, XT chain and Raceface NW 32t chainring.

    Cheers.
    Send a pm to mittagongben - he's running one on his current steed and seems to dig it.

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    I just put one on and it feels as good as anything from Shimano. I can't comment on longevity though.. but I'm guessing it's going to be similar to any Shimano cassette I've had (XT, SLX etc)..

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    ive been using the 10spd 11-40 for a while, no probs, its the xt shifter & derailleur I have problems with -seem to adjust it 5x more often than sram
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    I've had the 11/40 sunrace on my CX bike for thousands of k's. Still looks like new, very impressed.

    I wouldn't be the slightest bit concerned about longevity or quality of the larger ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ideate View Post
    I just put one on and it feels as good as anything from Shimano. I can't comment on longevity though.. but I'm guessing it's going to be similar to any Shimano cassette I've had (XT, SLX etc)..
    Ah sweet. Was this the 11-46t one?

    Some places I read that a goatlink is recommended when going above 42t and others have no issues with it on the stock XT rear mech setup.
    Wolftooth lists % gains when using the Goatlink but it means nothing to me as I don't know enough to understand it to say whether it's real or marketing voodoo.

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    No the goat link does help. I'm still using one from the days of the 42t extender cogs.

    Although I'm using a 40t sunrace cassette to keep my shifting nice and crisp. I still use a 22t up front (no derailleur though, just use my hand).. So I don't need a ridiculously big cassette on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Hale View Post
    ive been using the 10spd 11-40 for a while, no probs, its the xt shifter & derailleur I have problems with -seem to adjust it 5x more often than sram
    I'm running 10sp too with an 11-42 sunrace. I've fitted an 11sp M8000 rear derailleur and it shifts sweet throughout the whole range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Hale View Post
    ive been using the 10spd 11-40 for a while, no probs, its the xt shifter & derailleur I have problems with -seem to adjust it 5x more often than sram
    That'd mostly be because the XT 10-sp. derailleur is officially rated to 36T max.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

    I build wheels... :wink:

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    99 Bikes has XT 11sp 11-42 for $99

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