I need to replace my chain and cassette after about 3000 miles, is that reasonable?
Drivetrain: Shimano 9spd
Chain: 9spd XTR
Cassette: 9spd Ultegra 11-23
Lubricant: regularly applied - White Lightning http://www.whitelightningco.com/
(used from day one - degreased chain first to remove shipping grease.
Rider: 100kg - 16st
Cadence: lower than it should be
Torque: High (180mm cranks, long legs, fit rider)
Conditions: Mostly dry weather commuting (Australia), some toddler trailer towing.
I am happy with gear ratios but wonder if I should be able to get better mileage out of say sram pc99 or a rohloff chain and whether my choice of lubricant has been a factor.
Bike: XXL Thorn Nomad