25
Feb
2008

SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

2/25/2008 : sicklines
, SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

SRAM created a cassette aimed for the downhiller. Check out the details inside of their PG-970 DH 11-26 cassette.

If you’ve ever bent a cassette cog on your downhill bike, this cassette might be what you’re looking for. While it’s still possible to bend a cog on this cassette, SRAM has designed all of the rings to be separate and has a gear-range that most downhillers will enjoy. It utilizes SRAM’s Powerglide II technology which has got ramped cogs as well as a tooth profile to make sure shifts go smoothly.

, SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

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The 11-26 PG-970 DH cassette consists of the following cogs 11,12,13,15,17,19,21,23,26 which provides a nice range of gears for a downhill bike.

, SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

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There are red alloy spacers that fit in between each individual cog. If you’ve got an aluminum freehub body, the single rings may dig into the body easier than a cassette whose cluster is attached to a spider to spread the load out more.

, SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

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The two biggest cogs are solid cogs to make them stronger and more resistant to bending. All of the cogs are heat treated SAPH-440 steel cogs separated by a full set of precise aluminum spacers to combat flex as well. The cassette does have a weight penalty due to its design but if you’re looking for a new cassette for your downhill bike that is stronger, the PG-970 DH may fit your needs.

, SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH

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MSRP: $61

Part Year Real(g) Pic.
PG-970 DH PowerGlide IIâ„¢ Cassette 2007 326 , SRAM Downhill Cassette PG-970 DH
 

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