SRAM PG-990 Cassette

3.44/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $112.00


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Product Description

Get the same reliable, lightweight performance BlackBox racers enjoy. Tested on the pro circuit. Proven on the podium.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by judge dredd

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2012

Strengths:    price, quality, looks, durable... almost everything

Weaknesses:    just weight

Bottom Line:   
This is my best cassette I ever had. It is working how second best 9spd SRAM cassette is supposed to.
Very valuable. I recommend it for everybody

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by redracer a Cross Country Rider from Williamsport, PA USA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight

Weaknesses:    Wears too quickly. SRAM HAS NO CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!! Why should you have to buy a new casette when only 2 cogs are worn.

Bottom Line:   
I freakin' HATE SRAM because there is no service after the sale. They could care less about the end user!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   XTR

Bike Setup:   '09 Cannondale Bad Boy set up as ultimate, disk brake street machine. Every component hand picked--22 pounds and $3,800.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by djpriscob a Racer from chesapeake, va, usa

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2010

Strengths:    light weight

Weaknesses:    i was able to strip 14,15,16 gear teeth during a sprint uphill

Bottom Line:   
great lightweight cassette for regular weekend riders, hammerheads and hardcore riders should stay with shimano, stronger and last longer.

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Favorite Trail:   york river

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   cannondale scalpel

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crazyhorse79 a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Lauderdale

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, good construction.

Weaknesses:    Cog nut seems a little weak

Bottom Line:   
Seems to be the best cassette I've owned so far. Makes shifting so much nicer and it doesn't skip like my old shimano.

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Favorite Trail:   Markahm

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $62.00

Purchased At:   Beyond Bikes

Similar Products Used:   shimano HG-50, sram PG-950, Deore LX

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic Comp 07

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hambone_b_fast a Racer from southeast

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    Red Spindle, Price, Quality

Weaknesses:    might could be a tad lighter (nit picking)

Bottom Line:   
Not sure what other folks are running into with this cassette but I'm on my second in the past 3 years and this cassette is bullet proof. If you know how to shift and when this cassette (and your chain) will last all race season and training.

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Favorite Trail:   Syllamos

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   xt/xtr

Bike Setup:   Custom Racer X

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by dan0 a Cross Country Rider from New Hampshire

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2008

Strengths:    color

Weaknesses:    quality control, weak

Bottom Line:   
POS
I should have returned it when the small cog wouldnt install without filing off a bit, but I had new wheels and wanted to ride
after approx. 50 miles of admittedly knarly singletrack, bike started making noises and I had to constantly tweak the cable adjuster , chain broke twice so I bought new chain and when I went to switch I was examining the gears and the 3 largest cogs were bent, no crashes,no sticks nothing just pedaling up and over rocks. the only other cassette I ever had do this was anxtr 12/32 with a 4 arm spider, junk pure and simple

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Favorite Trail:   sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   xt, xtr

Bike Setup:   Niner rip9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Leesburg

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2008

Strengths:    light, it is the big s, it is durable, it looks cool, it is stiff, and it has excellent build quality

Weaknesses:    read above

Bottom Line:   
is the awsomest cassette, and is durable and light, soooo much better than xtr

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   shimano pieces of crap

Bike Setup:   really cool fisher

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, CA

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2008

Strengths:    Uber-fast shifts, Light, compliments SRAM X.7 components superbly, striking, functional design.

Weaknesses:    None, as of yet.

Bottom Line:   
After the OEM SRAM PG-950 cassette was upgraded to a much lighter Shimano XT-M770 cassette- I noticed that shifts were not quite as crisp, as the original cogset. Although the Shimano cassette worked with the SRAM components just fine- there was something still amiss.

I was first leery about spending another $100 on a top-of-the-line cassette.....but the PG-990 cassette works in total harmony, with all the SRAM componentry. Compared to the old PG-950 cassette- the weight savings is justified(1/2lb shaved-off). Compared to the Shimano XT-M770(which is slightly lighter).....the SRAM PG-990 with the anodized aluminum spider- is exactly what the drivetrain was missing.....ie; it is the TICKET. Shifts were not only instant(shifts even BEFORE my thumb leaves the lever!).....but every selected gear change is securely and precisely dialed-in, each time, every time.

The SRAM X.Series 1 to 1 actuation ratio is the fairest trade, of all. No more.....no less. By fully acquiring German precision drivetrain manufacturer SACHS- SRAM has produced another WINNER!!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park (24hrs/Adrenalin Course)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SRAM PG-950, Shimano XT M770 cassettes.

Bike Setup:   2006 Cannondale Furio Hardtail; Ultra Fatty DLR Headshok w/ rebound/lockout; MAVIC XM117/DT Swiss wheelset; FSA 25mm riser bar/175mm Alpha-Drive crankset; TrueVativ ISIS BB; SRAM X.7 Shifters/rear derailleur; Avid BB5 disc brakes; IRC SeracXC 2.10 tires; Thomson Elite 250mm seatpost/Fizik Nisene HP saddle; Crank Bros. Smarty clipless pedals; SRAM PG-990 11-34 cassette.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Columbia, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2007

Strengths:    Price and quality.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had any problems with this bad boy. No quality or maintenance issues. Not much more to say

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Competitve Cyclist

Bike Setup:   Epiphany, Deus XC LR, X9 Trigger Shifters and rear derailleur, Juicy 7's (185 up front & 160 in the back), 07 Talas RLC, Thomson stem and seatpost, WTB Rocket V Team saddle, Stylo 3.3 crankset, Crank Brother Candy's, Crossmax ST's, Intense System 4 2.25 up front and Panaracer Fire XC 2.1 in the back

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Racer from Cambridge, ON

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007

Strengths:    Great value, reasonibly light, nice looks. Not the big S.

Weaknesses:    Poor build quality, performance not on par with XTR.

Bottom Line:   
Seems there are a number of 2006 cassettes with build quality issues in the rivetted aluminum spider. After picking up the cassette on a whim (and on sale), I was warned by a local builder that the 28T and 24T rings like to bent over due to poor rivetting. Sure enough after about 3 or 4 spirited rides I had lost the use of both gears (28T folded out blocking the chain path of the 24T and dropping off itself). I must admit, SRAM has been good about warrantying it, but it will remain a training bike cogset only. Can't afford to lose two climbing gears in a critical situation. 5 for value (can't beat the price), 3 overall for quality control.

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Favorite Trail:   Twin Ponds

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   XTR, PG-970, older PG-990

Bike Setup:   Trek Top Fuel 110 converted to all SRAM (except cassette now)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adrian a Cross Country Rider from Boston, MA

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2006

Strengths:    construction, eye candy

Weaknesses:    none to date

Bottom Line:   
Wow - what more can i say? i am very impressed on how this has improved shifting. I recently upgraded my drive train from shimano LX. And boy what a difference! I will never go back to Shimano. SRAM rocks! I have to admit the first thing that drew me to this cassette was its flashy color and construction. The spider is made with a solid piece of aluminuim. The only draw back is that the main sprockets are riveted to the spider so if you damage a sprocket you will have to buy a new cassette. Overall, i have been very happy.

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Favorite Trail:   wompy state park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $78.00

Similar Products Used:   SRAM 950

Bike Setup:   Trek 6700

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Giancarlo Pelosi a Weekend Warrior from Miramar, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2006

Strengths:    Love it, Allows for smooth shifting and has a sharp look to it with the red center lock gear feature.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Good bang for your buck. Get it.

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bell's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   SRAM 970, XT and XTR rear cassette.

Bike Setup:   06 Giant Trance 1, XTR rear der, XT Front der, XT chain, disc rotors, and shifters. Race Face Dues XC bars, stem, seatpost and crankset (X-type BB). Chris King headset, Mavic Crossmax SL disc, WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle, Kenda Nevagal UST and SRAM 990 cassette.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew P a Cross Country Rider from Rolla, mo, USA

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2006

Strengths:    carrage style cassette won't mar your hub. shifts extremely well and hasn't broken yet

Weaknesses:    None (cost)

Bottom Line:   
I can't see making a better practicle one. I mean I guess it could be lighter but it is already light and very durrable. The construction is top notch. I can't see any reason you would be unhappy with this bad boy.
4 chillis becuase it is a little price
5 chillies because I think it's the best you can get

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Favorite Trail:   Council Bluffs

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Pc 970 lower level stuff

Bike Setup:   dos Niner w/ SC32 X-o drivetrain, 240s rear hub
SIR9 w/ pace RC29, XTR drivetrain 1x9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wouter from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2006

Strengths:    It's a very good cassette! I've bought it because of the looks, but the drivingskills are also awsome!

Weaknesses:    Hard to keep the cassette clean and nice-looking.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, very good for this price!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT 2004 cassette

Bike Setup:   Votec Tox

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ewout a Cross Country Rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2006

Strengths:    the look,quickness.

Weaknesses:    Use the 34,strange feeling

Bottom Line:   
I.m honnest,i bought it cause the look,with that red alu spider was it direct love.Then the riding,crappy....!
After 19 years mountainbiking this was never happend that a component was that bad.
A one night stand.
Really,buy a Shimano deore or XT

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   second hands

Similar Products Used:   Shimano deore'04,lx'02,xt'05,xt'01

Bike Setup:   Scott scale 10

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