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Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011

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SRAM PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette

The SRAM PG 970 Cassette is a strong, lightweight 9-speed casette that offers reliable and precise shifting. They fit Shimano/SRAM 8/9/10 compatible freehub bodies (thats virtually every cassette hub in production) and offer excellent reliability and lifespan.

  • 9 speed
  • Claimed Weight: 330 grams (11-32T); 340 grams (11-34T)
  • Lockring included

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Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (7)
    • Upgrade (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    It works

    Its a cassette, not the type you put in an 80's style boom box or walkman, just a bicycle cassette. It's reasonably light, but will not perform miracles and make you god ...Read complete review

    Its a cassette, not the type you put in an 80's style boom box or walkman, just a bicycle cassette. It's reasonably light, but will not perform miracles and make you god of the inclines. It does not pair well with white or red wine, however I have not tried it with a rosé and leaves you with a distinctive metallic taste and several chipped teeth if you try to eat it. I initially tried using it as a paper weight and found it superb, I don't know if it was the wide range (11-34!) or the carefully machined teeth, but it made absolutely darn sure that not a single paper flew off my desk, even at gale force winds!I installed it on the rear hub of my bike (I am sure you could fine an alternative place to install it, however your results may vary).Once installed I made some small adjustments to the shifters and pointed my bike towards the nearest trail. Of course nothing happened, since I was still in my living room, but the cassette looked really nice pointed in that direction, with the light coming in from the window and all. The next day I took it for a ride and found the cassette to be...underwhelming, there was no magical gear, nothing that made the ride easier, it just sat there and shifted, like nothing had changed, which to be honest, is exactly why I bought it. It is quite a bit lighter than my old cassette (which is now serving as an anchor for the USS Missouri) and shifting is still fine.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not for clydes

    I'm a clyde at about 285 lbs. with gear and a 30 lb bike. I ride about 3 to 4x a week and I'm not overweight (I could lose 15 lbs) - just ...Read complete review

    I'm a clyde at about 285 lbs. with gear and a 30 lb bike. I ride about 3 to 4x a week and I'm not overweight (I could lose 15 lbs) - just big. So, this review probably doesn't aply to most riders.
    I upgraded to this cassette after I destoyed my last one. Figured this would be more durable, and well, I guess it was. I only bent this one a little bit whereas the previous one was like tin foil. My IRD casette (on a spare wheel) doesn't shift as well, but is far more durable. Guess I'm sticking with that.

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    5.0

    It's a cassette

    By JoeyG757

    from Virgnia Beach

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

      I used my superior mechanic skills to put this on. I haven't died because of it.

      Sounds great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Cassette

      By Yakob

      from UP

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

        It's a cassette. Price was good and I'm happy to go from an 11-32 to an 11-34. Went on easy with little to no adjusting of the derailer. Looks to be pretty tough.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Works great

        By jm

        from so cal

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Low price

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

        I've had bad shifting on my $3500 Rocky mountain element for a long time. Shifting got better when I replaced shift cables and housing but not perfect, got even better when I replaced the chain but not perfect. then replaced the cassette. Now it is perfect

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Nice cassette!

        By Old Grey Mare

        from Annapolis, MD

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Quality Design

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

        Easy to install, assuming you have removed the old cassette. Just match up the splines on the hub with the cassette cogs and tighten the lockring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Works just fine...

        By Goat

        from Merrimack, NH

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

              This is my first Sram cassette, all I've ever ridden is Shimano. It's on par with medium range Shimano components.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good Everyday Cassette

              By Sigfod

              from Arlington, VA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • commuting
                • Mountain Biking
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

                This cassette is a great addition to any bike. Smooth shifting with good compatibility I recommend this to anyone looking for a durable relatively lightweight cassette.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                not for clydes

                By JB

                from HB, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

                  I'm a clyde at about 285 lbs. with gear and a 30 lb bike. I ride about 3 to 4x a week and I'm not overweight (I could lose 15 lbs) - just big. So, this review probably doesn't aply to most riders.
                  I upgraded to this cassette after I destoyed my last one. Figured this would be more durable, and well, I guess it was. I only bent this one a little bit whereas the previous one was like tin foil. My IRD casette (on a spare wheel) doesn't shift as well, but is far more durable. Guess I'm sticking with that.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  nice cassette !

                  By ron c

                  from long beach, ca

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

                  i love this cassette, one of the best upgrade ever.. but its just a lil bit heavy but its okay its not a big factor to me.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good economy

                  By JKing

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good performance
                  • Great brand
                  • Great price

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Bike

                  Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

                  Pretty basic piece of budget equipment. Does what it is supposed to and does it well - no issues at all. Enjoy the price.

                   
                  4.0

                  New Wheelset = New Cassette

                  By Chadarak07

                  from Leander, Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good value for the money
                  • Smooth Gear Change
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Not the lightest

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Everyday use
                  • Mountain biking

                  Comments about Sram PG-970 9 Speed MTB Cassette 2011:

                  I replaced my wheelset and this gave me the chance to get a new cassette and chain. New gear, clean ride.

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