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I'm looking to get other riders experiences with how often cassettes and chainrings usually have to be replaced per the number of chain replacements. On my 2 road bikes I usually find roughly the following:

1 cassette replacement per 3 or 4 chains

1 chainring set (both inner and outer) replacement per 5 or 6 chains

Is this is about what would be typically expected?

P.S. Yes, I understand cassettes and chainrings should be inspected for wear rather than replaced based on the corresponding number of chains. Of course I check cassettes and chainrings for wear before replacement, but I'm still curious as to how often other riders are replacing cassettes and chainrings in comparison to chains.

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    Your numbers are about what I'd guess, from my experience. I wouldn't expect to get much more precise. Feb 17, 2019 at 2:31
  • Have a browse through the related and linked questions section on the right side of the page. bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/52592 bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/56768 bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/29216 bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/2824 etc.
    – Criggie
    Feb 17, 2019 at 5:44
  • For my road bike a cassette is roughly 1.25 times the cost of a chain. I tend to wear them both out and replace both at once. Get about 3000-5000 km off them, though shifting can get a little sketchy at the end.
    – Criggie
    Feb 17, 2019 at 5:45
  • On my road bike, I get 8,000 to 15,000 km to a Dura-Ace chain. A cassette lasts 3 or 4 chains. I just about never wear out the chainrings on my bikes before selling them. I do 20,000-30,000 km a year and sell my bike after riding it for 2-4 years. Feb 17, 2019 at 7:09
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a survey, not a question. Feb 17, 2019 at 18:19

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