Recon has been a go-to brand for lightweight aftermarket cassettes for over a decade. While most of their lightweight offerings are manufactured from aluminum or titanium, these newly introduced one-piece cassettes are manufactured from CrMo hardened steel for increased durability. While the durability of steel is traditionally associated with hefty weight penalties, weights for these cassettes are kept very low through proprietary machining techniques that allow the entire cassette to be manufactured from a single block of steel. While heavier than the Recon aluminum (lightest option, available here) and titanium (2nd lightest Recon option, available here) cassettes, these CrMo steel cassettes are still very light, making them a perfect choice for riders seeking lightweight components with maximum durability. Compatible with Shimano/Sram 11 speed road freehub bodies and available in 11-30 and 11-32 gearing ranges, these cassettes are offered in black or blue color options (depending on lighting, elements of purple and gold can be seen in the blue colored cassettes).
|Compatibility||Shimano/Sram 11 Speed Road|
|Colors||Black, Blue (the blue version has elements of purple and gold that are visible depending on lighting angle)|
|Weight (manufacturing process and design of these cassettes result in the 11-32 range being lighter than the 11-30 range)|
|11-30 Black||251 grams|
|11-32 black||231 grams|
|11-30 blue||244 grams|
|11-32 blue||219 grams|