We were curious how much of a difference the new chiseled design and the elastomer bands made to quiet the notoriously noisy (but oh so wonderfully light) SRAM Red cassette. On my first ride, the noise reduction was obvious. Now, thanks to Parlee, we’ve got a road bike in the test stable with the full group for long term testing. Surprisingly, the video didn’t pick up the same noise reduction as is evident when riding, but the change in pitch is. Perhaps that’s what makes it seem quieter?