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Anyone ever done this to an XT 10 speed cassette? Gear Bicycle drivetrain part Circle Machine Hardware accessory
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It had 1500km or so on it... I'm 6'3", 230lbs, curious if XTR is stronger or if I need to mash a little lighter...
 

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Yes. I did the EXACT same thing this last winter. Same cassette, same spot...I'm even the exact same size. The XTR carrier would have to be made differently in that location to be stronger...I'm not sure on this detail.

Keep mashing, I say. I bought a couple spare cassettes on Ribble in case I do it again. They were extremely cheap...pay to play, I suppose.
 

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I'd guess xtr would be no stronger than the xt, and possibly even a tad weaker, given the weight difference.

Shifting under power (especially standing power) can do this or lead to it.

Mashing / standing but still pedaling smooth in a single gear shouldn't be too harsh on it.

Also that cassette looks a little aged and slightly shark toothed so it was probably a fatigue failure.
 

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Yes. I did the EXACT same thing this last winter. Same cassette, same spot...I'm even the exact same size. The XTR carrier would have to be made differently in that location to be stronger...I'm not sure on this detail.

Keep mashing, I say. I bought a couple spare cassettes on Ribble in case I do it again. They were extremely cheap...pay to play, I suppose.
XTR carrier is totally different than XT. It is 2+2+2, white XT is 3+3. I recently had the two cassettes side by side and XTR seems to be designed to handle more torque. It is also built with better grade materials. I say it is definitely stronger than XT, besides being lighter. 3 times the price but 4 times the quality.
 
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