Design and Construction: Cassettes
- Both cassettes were the 32t version.
- Both are higher-end versions with the TiNitride version having gold anodized bling to remind you which is which. Apparently the Ti-Nitride coating prolongs life (the lower end versions are just plain old aluminium) but since I’ve only ridden it 30 or so days there is no perceptible long-term wear in either cassette.
- There’s no weight difference between either cassette.
- They are both 9 speed chain compatible
The 9 speed Sunrace cogset with ti-nitride coating
Testing Environment and Setup
The Sunrace components were used on two bikes and ridden on a variety of trails in Whistler, Squamish, North Vancouver and then in Utah (namely the St George area in South West Utah as recounted in this story. I used the components on a Specialized Demo 7 and also on a Rocky Mountain Element.
A missed shift on this move on St George rock ledges might result in some angst