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Performance Precision 8 Speed Cassette Cassette

1/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $27.99

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Will T Smith a Cross Country Rider from Valparaiso, IN

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2008

Strengths:    It's $5 cheaper than a SRAM cassette that would not have broken.

Weaknesses:    Misery loves company. The 12 tooth cog shattered on a road at Fort Custer. Whats worse is that the back cassette spacing on this cassette is such that I could not throw a 12T on from a worn cassette.

So, In the end I lost $12. Lucky for Performance it broke at the END of the ride. I won't be buying any more Forte branded drivetrain components.

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money on this junk. It still only gets one chili for value because there is no value in cheap garbage.

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Favorite Trail:   Outback Trail @ Imagination Glen

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   SRAM and Shimano cassettes

Bike Setup:   Karate Monkey XT/X9 level setup.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dwight moody a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2008

Strengths:    Cheap, final straw in lovely decision to ditch gears.

Weaknesses:    Oh, everything

Bottom Line:   
Sometimes, you really get what you pay for. The second or third time I rode this POS, the 12 tooth cog snapped and fell out. When I got back home after that abbreviated ride, I switched in a worn ring from an old cassette and just tried not to end up in that gear. This was tolerable for a couple months, when a tooth snapped off on of the larger cogs.

So I decided to become a single speeder.

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Favorite Trail:   tolt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Sram

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, now single-speed.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Lee from SF Bay

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2007

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    bad shifting, fragile

Bottom Line:   
I have 2 of these cassettes, one 12-32, one 11-28. The 12-32 is ok, but the shifting is very slow compared to a SRAM or even a Sunrace cassette. The 11-28 cassette is horrible. First, the removable two outer cogs' freehub interface was shoddy, making it hard to put on (had to lightly tap with a rubber mallet to get them on). Then less than a month in, the 12T cog had a tooth break off. I can't say whether the bad interface is the original cause, but it's BS to have such a lightly torqued, rarely used steel cog fail that fast on a commuter bike.

Actually, if you compare Sunrace and Forte cogs, they look nearly identical; I'd bet they're from the same factory. The differences are Forte cassettes cost more, don't include the nickel plating, and have worse tolerances on the machining.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   sram, sunrace

Bike Setup:   One commuter, one hardtail trail bike

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