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Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette

USD$34.99 22% off USD$44.99 msrp
Item #: CS272B00
USD$34.99 22% off USD$44.99 msrp
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Shimano SLX HG81 10-Speed Cassette
The Shimano SLX HG81 10-speed mountain bike cassette is lightweight, rigid and designed to deliver the precise, responsive shifting performance and worry-free dependability that off-road riders demand.
  • Four largest sprockets are mounted on a lightweight alloy carrier to reduce weight and increase rigidity
  • Sprockets are milled and drilled to reduce weight while retaining rigidity
  • Special computer-designed tooth configuration with contoured shift gates for precise, smooth shifting, even under load
  • Close-ratio gearing lets you better control cadence for improved energy transfer efficiency
  • Compatible with super-narrow 10-speed Hyper Glide chains only

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Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Precise shifting (30)
  • Easy to install (29)
  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Enhances pedaling efficiency (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (32)
  • Road biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (23), Casual/ recreational (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

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5.0

Solid and great value for money.

By bsurg

from SE Michigan

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Precise Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

    Installed the 11-36 cassette on my 27.5 FS 1x10 build. I use this in conjunction with a 30t oval chainring up front. Shifting is smooth, and the range is perfect for the types of trails I encounter where I live. I have gotten into (and out of) a couple of minor tight spots with the gearing range, but I knew what I was getting into when I decided to spec a 1x10 on my bike. The XT cassette would have been a few grams lighter, but I preferred to save a few dollars and try this cassette first.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great cassette

    By Cory

    from Annapolis, MD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Precise Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

      Great mix of quality, value and durability

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would buy this again

      By Vince in cleveland

      from Cleveland ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight
      • Precise Shifting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

        Excellent value, works great.

         
        5.0

        Great cassette for the price!

        By Schleebs

        from Kalispell, MT

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight
        • Precise Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

          This is a great cassette. Gives me the gearing I need to climb anything, was easy to install, seems very solid but not too heavy. Paired with an XT Shadow RD and SRAM 10-speed chain, shifting is quick, smooth, and quiet. Was torn between this and the XT 10-speed cassette, but ultimately couldn't justify the extra $15, and I don't regret it for a second.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good value for money.

          By Edgardo, the Dinobiker

          from Mendoza, Argentina

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Precise Shifting

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • BMX

          Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

          Use three times a week at the mountains

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great cassette.

          By Josh

          from Frisco, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Precise Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

            Easy install.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great cassette for the money

            By Rob

            from Colonia nj

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

              Easy install, torque values right on the nut, good replacement or budget cassette

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good

              By Caseyp

              from Denver Colorado

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
              • Lightweight
              • Precise Shifting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

                Replaced my 9 speed drivetrain and shifter to 10 speed. im no shifting snob so I don't notice much difference from more expensive cassettes Ive ridden. Affordable and gets the job done

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I prefer it over XT...

                By Magua

                from Midwest

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

                  I've used and broken a few XT cassettes...so I decided to drop down to a SLX cassette and see if that suited me better. I couldn't be happier. It's held up long enough for me to wear it out and replace it. Can't beat the price either...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  It does what it's supposed to!

                  By Andrewthemaker

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Precise Shifting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano HG81 SLX 10 Speed Cassette:

                    Just a quality, inexpensive part thy does what it's supposed to.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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