SRAM 7.0 Powerglide II Cassette Cassette

4.17/5 (30 Reviews)
Weight : N/A MSRP : $55.00


Product Description

  • Simple design: lightweight, efficient, stiff componentry
  • Durable construction: high-quality steel cogs, durable heat treatment
  • Optimized performance: excellent SRAM Power Chain™ match, great performance on many other chains
  • 9-speed, 11-32 & 11-34 options


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tamas a Cross Country Rider from Hungary

    Date Reviewed: February 24, 2007

    Strengths:    Relatively cheap, easy to rebulild

    Weaknesses:    Construction

    Bottom Line:   
    The small contact surface of the individual rings causes deep signs on the freehub body. It was used as a training cogs and killed my Tune freehub body, and nearly causing the same at DT Hügi 340 freehub body. So, not recommended for aluminium freehubs!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Similar Products Used:   Alivio, Deore, XTR, 9.0

    Bike Setup:   Merida Matts Special Edition

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: February 12, 2007

    Strengths:    The same quality as Shimano, Cheaper to replace then Shimano, A great 11-32 tooth cog set.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't have a Shimano Deore XT logo on it - for others to see.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'll start to use this stock cogset for it's 7th cycling season, hopefuly by March 2007 when all the snow & ice has melted away.
    Bottom Line: The best cogset I've used sofar, very similar in quality to the Shimano Deore XT, but at a lower price.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Stock on my 2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk

    Similar Products Used:   Whatever cogset (5 speed) that came on my 1994 Raleigh Matterhorn & the Shimano Alivio (7 speed) that came on my 1996 GT Ricochet.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jonas a Cross Country Rider from Vaasa, Finland

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2006

    Strengths:    Relatively cheap, weight ok for the price, shifted well for almost 2years.

    Weaknesses:    No spider construction, Destroys Aluminum hub.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was pleased until I tried to remove the cassette, as it is a bunch of separate chainwheels (there is only a small screw that should hold them together) they were rotated in aspect to each other and had been pressed into the Al-freewheelbody on my american classic hub. So I decided to start using cassettes with a spider construction instead.
    Anyway it lasted for quite long, almost 2years and about 5000km maybe. I have used in XC/enduro, winter and summer.

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    Favorite Trail:   Where pepper doesn't grow...

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Wasa Bikeservice

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX and cheaper brands.

    Bike Setup:   SantaCruz Superlight 01, Bontrager carbon cranks and bar, hayes mag+, Shimano XT/XTR.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Canaan from Nashville, TN. U.S.A

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2006

    Bottom Line:   
    Sram's cassette is simple, affordable, and it performs well under heavy or light loaded shifting. The 970 is compatible with many chains and it usually lasts as long they do. I recommend this cassette to riders who are concerned about longevity over expense. In the 970, Sram offers a solid product that shifts well, looks good, and outlasts expensive alternatives. Consider the 970 for your next cassette.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $36.00


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dbohnsai a Downhiller from Chilli, Oh

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2005

    Strengths:    shifts flawlessly, cheaper than XT!

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I got this cassette as an upgrade from 8-speed. I liked it so much I got another one for another bike. Never had a problem with shifting or beanding teeth when paired up with a pc-99 chain, even under a heavy load such as when climbing.

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    Favorite Trail:   Great Seal State Park

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   ebay


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Toronto Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2004

    Strengths:    - Inexpensive
    - As good as XT, half the price
    - Zero problems in 70 + rides
    - Perfect shifting every time.
    - 330 Grams.


    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    But it. Shifts great. Does not wear quickly, even with my uphill, under tourque bad habit shifting... never a problem and I'm 200LBS and ride a free ride bike on agressive trails with lots of climbs and drops.

    Why spend more for Shimano?

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    Favorite Trail:   Was Dagmar

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $34.00

    Purchased At:   EBay - EDiscount Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Giant Ac Air Lite, Xt, Sram mix.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Morten Edvars a Cross Country Rider from Kopenhagen, Denmark

    Date Reviewed: August 20, 2004

    Strengths:    Cheap, good looking.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    as a 96 Kilo rider, I wear's out my drivetrain quite fast, this casette seems more durable as the LX I nomally use, and the shifting (chain pc59) is mutch better than Shimano LX, I am slowly changing all Shimano parts with Sram as they wears out, Sram is great value for the money!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Harburger Berge

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   cnc(Hamburg)

    Similar Products Used:   Deore,LX

    Bike Setup:   Race face, Shimano, Marzocchi, Sram

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kelly Gunthorpe a Weekend Warrior from Batesville,IN,USA

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2004

    Strengths:    Shifs great..the 34 tooth ring is sooper low and is nice on hills when im lazy. I was abledown shift while climbing up a huge hill. my shimano stuff used to struggle doing this, My SRAM stuff did right when i asked no hesitation, something i never thought possable before

    Weaknesses:    there is a big jump in in teeth in some of the coggs and that makes for a little bit of a jolt, maybe my derailer is set up wrong, but it works great so i dont know.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was abledown shift while climbing up a huge hill. my shimano stuff used to struggle doing this, My SRAM stuff did right when i asked no hesitation, something i never thought possable before

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    Favorite Trail:   Not Sure

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   greenfishsports.com

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse sinister h-tail with all SRAM stuff

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by LArs a Cross Country Rider from AZ

    Date Reviewed: May 28, 2004

    Strengths:    Well, it's cheap - initially - and shiny.

    Weaknesses:    It sucks. Yes, I posted the last two reviews, and this is an attempt to offset the high initial rating I posted so that others do not fall into using this pos as I did.

    Bottom Line:   
    6 months of easyish to mildly rough (not trils or DH or FR) trail riding once per week by a lightweight rider (160) and about 70% of the teeth on this cassette are bent!

    My last cheapo Deore cassette lasted nearly 3 years.

    It worked great at first - but 6 months! What a waste!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Lars a Cross Country Rider from AZ

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 2004

    Strengths:    I posted the last review. I gave this 5 chillis. 5 rides later my brand new chain broke while peddling up a short, rocky, medium streep hill. Hmmm.... Fixed the chain, funny noise in back revealed a few teeth bent way out of alignment. Not happy.

    Weaknesses:    See above

    Bottom Line:   
    This was a great cassette for 6 months, then all of a sudden... wham! Bent teeth for no appearent reason. No likey.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   ???


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by lars a Cross Country Rider from AZ

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2004

    Strengths:    Works great, less filling...

    Weaknesses:    none so far. I got the 11-32 becuase I think the jump from 28t to 34t would be just too much! From 28t - 32t is a bit much! Wish they'd gone 28, 30, 32, or at least 27, 29, 32... Oh well.

    Bottom Line:   
    It shifts very very well - crisp and clean with no caffine :-) Seems to be holding up great to my mashing abuse in the rock piles locals call trails.

    Forget it exists 'cuz it does what it's supposed to. Can't imagine anything better!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   online

    Similar Products Used:   shimano

    Bike Setup:   HT w 4" fork n' stuff. SRAM DT including 9.0sl esp rear and front 'der, 9.0 sl shifters.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron Simpson a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

    Date Reviewed: March 22, 2004

    Strengths:    Instant shifting, Finish is excellent - doesn't wear, Easy to maintain & clean, Machine drilled holes for drainage & to save weight - whilst maintaining bombproof strength & Looks Amazing!!

    Weaknesses:    Errmm you will be hard to find any!!

    Bottom Line:   
    This cassette is just fantastic!! If you fit it with a PC-59 chain its great.
    Some people think that Shimano Deore does the job & it does, but this 7.0 cassette certainly delivers! You are better off splashing out on this, shifts smooth, even under pressure - climbing up hills!! The finish on this beast will always look great.

    Bottom line is: I will never go back to a Shimano chain & cassette, SRAM knows how to make the toughist kit available.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Deore

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi EXR Fork, Mavic 221, DT Spokes, Tioga 2.1 Factory Tyres, Deore Brakes/Shifters/Rear Mech, Mr Control Slalom Chain Device, FSA V-Drive Ring & Arms, SRAM PC-59 chain, 7.0 Cassette, DMR V8 Pedals, Azonic World Force Stem.......

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Doug a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland, oh, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2003

    Strengths:    very, very, very nice shifting. keep it clean and it even looks pretty.

    Weaknesses:    it isn't made of kryptonite, or ceramic composite, or transparent aluminum, it's approximately .00043 grams too heavy, no supermodels are included in the box, and it's not wrapped in $100 bills.

    Bottom Line:   
    you don't notice it? you just notice that the gear changes happen immediately, silently, and every freakin' time. the cassette/powerlink chain combo is great, too- definitely a buy.

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    Favorite Trail:   streets

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came on my Schwinn Mesa GSX

    Similar Products Used:   lx 9sp, stx 7 speed stuff

    Bike Setup:   schwinn mesa gsx, nice upgrades but still full deore shifters, sram powerlink chain

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rich a Cross Country Rider from Thunder Bay ON Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Shifts smooth, appearance if that matters, light weight

    Weaknesses:    tight nine speed cogs get clogged up with leaves and dirt easier than old Sram 5.0 eight speed

    Bottom Line:   
    This cassette shifts as smooth as butter. As you see, the set up I have is by no means high end but no problems. I like this set up much better than my old eight speed set up. Even with my 4 year old LX rear derailler noticed no real shifting issues. Bottom line good durable cassette.
    Definately recommend.

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    Favorite Trail:   shuniah mines

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Ramseys

    Similar Products Used:   Sram 5.0, XT

    Bike Setup:   Deore crank, Sram PC99, Deore(front) LX rear deraillers, lx shifters and prolink chainlube Sram 7.0 11-32 cassette

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brown Teeth a Cross Country Rider from Morro Bay, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

    Strengths:    Lasts about 1800 miles under mostly fine sandy use. If installed right will work well with XT or XTR rear d, puts up with my 200 lbs and never failed just wore out over time like good parts should.

    Weaknesses:    None really good bang for $ especially compared to LX, XT might be better but not worth a 20$ premium.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm on my third set having worn one set out, good bang for the $ and lasts long enough. Highly recomend Wipperman 908 chain, nice shifting even with crappy deore shifters. Got to rate 5 flaming roaches all around

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   online&LBS

    Similar Products Used:   LX (wore out in 1000 miles)

    Bike Setup:   Marin Trail Pro xtr/xt, also gt idrive 1.0 here's they are:
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