Questions tagged [cassette]

A cluster of sprockets, commonly 5 to 11 of them, attached to a freehub on the rear wheel.

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11-42T cassette of State All-Road to Shimano Deore XT 11-46T?

Can I replace the current 11-42T cassette of my State Bicycle 4130 All-Road with the Shimano Deore XT 11-46T? How is the compatibility? Do I need to replace other components as well, in order to make ...
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compatibility for a new cassette and chain

My cassette and chain have worn so I need replacements, My cassette is a 10 speed 12-30 and it says on it shimano hyperglide cs 4600 - I have struggled to find this and I don't think they make it any ...
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SRAM Eagle XX1 Cassette creaking under torque, only after warming up

This happens after riding the bike for about an hour. I've replaced free hub, greased/torqued the cassette interface several times, etc. These videos show what I'm up against. Update: after more ...
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Swapping wheels and cassettes with Shimano GRX 600/800

I am in the market for a gravel bike. I plan on getting a second set of wheels for road rides. This bike will most likely have Shimano GRX 600 or 800 2x and an 11-34 cassette. Assuming the rear ...
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What will be the easiest/cheapest way to get lower gearings on my “new to me” road bike?

I've recently become the proud new owner of a lovely late 90's steel road bike with some not so lovely "old school" gearing (53/39 chainrings and 11-25 8 speed cassette). As someone who both ...
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Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer and Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - Cassette options

I would like know which Cassette should I get for the Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Turbo Trainer I own this cycle: Giant CONTEND 1 2017 - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/contend-1-2017 It has a Rear ...
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I failed to replace my chain at the proper interval. Will I have to replace my whole drivetrain?

My bicycle is a 2012 Specialized Secteur. It has 6000 miles (10000 km), and I have never replaced the chain. I recently began noticing that the chain always seems out of alignment with the rear ...
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how can you index a 9 speed 11-46 tooth cassette if the gears arent equally apart

I am looking at purchasing a 9 speed 11-46 cassette but on inspection the bigger cogs are not equally apart from the smaller ones. How would you go on with indexing (I use a thumb shifter 9 speed) if ...
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Derailleur indexing problem - doesn't change from 8 to 7 but skips form 3 to 1

I just fitted a new 8 speed Shimano cassette (CS-HG41-8) and chain (CN-HG40) to my new turbo trainer (Elite Suito). Answers to my previous question suggest that this should work OK (see Can I put a 8 ...
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Problem with cassette and derailleur

I am a newbie and this is probably a simple question. I have a new Trek Domane 2. It is the 2020 model. From what I can tell on the Trek website, it has a Shimano Claris R2000, 8 speed shifter. Based ...
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Why does my freehub body have such shallow lockring threads?

My new freehub body (right) has much shallower threads than my old one (left). The threads are so shallow that I cannot properly install the cassette lockring. They are both for Campagnolo 9/10/11 ...
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Can I put a 8 speed bike on a Elite Suito 11 speed direct drive turbo trainer

I have recently ordered an Elite Suito Direct Drive FE-C turbo trainer. The main use is for indoor, winter cross-training for my young son who's a keen athlete (we don't want to send him out in the ...
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Building a new Drivetrain

I’m looking to build up a new dive train for a slalom / 4x bike. Is it possible to mix and match any sort of chainring and cassette without running into any problems ?
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Wahoo Kickr cassette question

I just bought the Wahoo Kickr, but I have a compatibility question. I have a Trek Madone 4.7 fitted with a Shimano 105 11-28, 10 speed cassette. Just when I think I understand whether I can make this ...
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Which road bike to match turbo trainer?

Evening all, Looking for advice please. As a complete beginner, I'm unsure which type of road bike to match up with a Tacx Flux S Direct Drive Smart Trainer. It has a this specification: Compatibility:...
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Rust from cassette and chain

I was cleaning my chainring, chain and cassette with vinegar, to remove unwanted grease but suddenly after a few minutes it suddenly turned slightly orange. It spread all over my rear gears. I got ...
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What size chain for Shimano CS-M7771-10 (11-36T) cassette?

What width chain is compatible with this cassette? I've seen non-Shimano chains online claiming compatibility with all Shimano 10-speed cassettes but their stated widths (nominal? actual?) don't have ...
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Do I need to shorten chain when fitting a new smaller cassette?

My current cassette is 11-36 and I want to change it to 11-32. Can I stay with my current chain or I need to modify my current chain to fit the new cassette?
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Gears switch automatically on smart trainer

I need some help. I am a newbie when it comes to bikes, so feel free to ask me anything needed. I bought this bike half a year ago. I recently bought a smart trainer (Tacx Flux S Smart), and ...
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Lockring tool seems to be 1mm or 2mm too small to fit sram 8 speed cassete?

I'm trying to replace a cassette. I got a chainwhip tool set + two lockring tools. I assumed it would be compatible as it's a 'common' 8 speed cassette from sram. However after trying this yesterday, ...
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Can I fit a compact cassette with a long cage derailleur?

my bike currently has a combination of 50X34 crankset and an 11x32 cassette and it looks like my rear derailleur is a long cage. I'm buying new wheels and I want to take the opportunity to try and buy ...
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What's the difference between Shimano HG and SRAM XD free hubs?

I know that the Shimano free hub is pretty common. I think it's called HyperGlide (HG). But now I heard that SRAM has a free hub called XD. What is this? What is the difference? When do I need it? Can ...
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Can I change my hub so I can put disc brakes on the bike

So I have this 2007 Janis XC bike and I’m turning it into a trail bike on a budget. I wanted to know if I could change the hub on the wheel instead of buying a new wheel set so I can install some disc ...
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Using a cassette and derailleur with different sprocket/cog specifications

I am trying to make a cheaper (500ish) bike work with a Tacx Flux (2018 version). According to their website, the Tacx Flux only supports 8-11 speed cassettes, but my bike has a 7 speed freewheel (14-...
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How to improve the degreasing process?

My Situation : I degrease my drive train occasionally and absolutely hate the job. I also maintain my dad's bike, so this whole degreasing thing is really getting on my nerves now. I use solvents such ...
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Rear derailleur max capacity exceeded?

My MTB is a Lapierre X-Flow 512 2012. It has a Shimano RD-M980-SGS 10v rear derailleur which has a total capacity of 41t (see official specs). But it comes with a 11-36 cassette and a 24-42 crankset (...
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I need to replace a cassette for CS-HG500-10 but want to go XT

My bike has a CS-HG500-10 cassette which has reached its EOL after 7400 km (I didn't think that changing the chain, unless absolutely necessary, was something good). It's the 11-34 version, I-...
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Can the SRAM Rival 1 rear derailleur be used with an 11-46T cassette?

I want to put the SRAM Rival 1 group on my next bike. Somewhere I heard that the rear derailleur can handle 11-46T cassettes despite the official documentation. Is that true? Are there any limitations ...
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11t-40t/42t cassette on 3x9 system

I need your help about gear ratio. I am currently riding 3x9 drivetrain, Deore m592 rear (SGS-Shadow), Deore XT m770 front. My gear ratio is: 11t-32t (rear) and 22t-34t-44t (front). My local hills and ...
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When do I need the cassette low spacer

I want to install a CS-HG800-11 cassette on my Zipp 303s wheelset. The cassette comes with a low spacer (Y4T724000) and I am not sure whether I need it and if so which way should I put it on the ...
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Is it possible to wear out the cassette lockring threads?

I have decided to do a better job of cleaning cassettes when they are dirty. Is it possible to wear out the lockring threads on the freehub with repeated use? This would be monthly on the commuter/...
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Will a 11-speed cassette fit my Giant SRC 3 frame (~2007)

I would like to upgrade an older Giant SRC 3 (~2007). Having a very limited experience with bike mechanics, how will i find out whether a 11-speed cassette will fit the frame and or the wheels?
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Shimano Sora: switching cassette from 11-32 to 11-34

I have a Triban RC500, about 8 months old. I want to add a lower gear below 32T. Is it possible to swicth the cassette? will I need a new chain? I am not an experienced bike maintenance guy, but want ...
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Using a chain-type oil filter wrench as a chain whip

Long story short, I need to remove the rear cassette on my bike. The cassette is a pretty basic Shimano one, and the drive shaft bit I bought a few years ago looks like it also fits the lock ring. ...
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Left crank has become loose and no longer stays on the bike

The left crank kept falling off and I've kept on managing to put it back on but finally it wouldn't go. Think the threading is just absolutely kackered. So I ended up taking it to a shop to have a ...
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11-speed cassette, freehub and wheel compatibility

I have two wheels and two 11 speeds cassettes. With one combination of cassettes and wheels, shifting is reliable. With the other combination, the position of the cassette relative to the derailleur ...
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Which freewheel/cassette for this bike?

I was recently given a mountain bike for free, which I could fix for use by my husband. It is just missing the rear wheel and freewheel/cassette. As far as I can tell it would have been a 7 speed one,...
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XT 11 speed derailleur (RD-M8000-GS) rubbing 46T cog with b-screw all the way in?

I've broken my rear derailleur so I've decided to upgrade from my 2x10 to a 1x setup. For that, I've initially bought: Deore XT 11 speed derailleur RD-M8000-GS (I've read it can work with 10s, but ...
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What bike chain size do I buy?

A friend gave me his old bike which I'm fixing up to use. It has no chain and I've never replaced one before so I'm wondering what size I need to buy to replace it. The Bike is an Apollo Avio, it has ...
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9-32T vs 9-42/6T 9 Speed Cogs

Been wondering what benefits and advantages do people get when changing cogs. Does increasing or decreasing the gear tooth affect or increase your speed? TYIA For the answers. How would this affect my ...
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What would happen if I don’t replace worn drivetrain components?

What would happen if I took a entirely new drivetrain and just never replaced anything? Of course, I’d keep it clean and lubricated. With 11 and 12 speed chains being as expensive as they are, the old ...
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KMC Z7 chain for 8 speed cassete

Can I use KMC Z7 chaing (1/2 x 3/32) on 8 speed cassete Sunrace MFM-56? When I changed the old chain with KMC Z7, the smallest sprocket and the largest are fine. But in the between the shifting is ...
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I'd like to be able to climb hills better: is it an option to increase the diameters of the largest gears on rear cassette?

I'm a beginner cyclist and I'd like to be able to climb hills better. Of course there are many approaches to this, including fitness and technique. I am trying those, but on top of that, I'm thinking ...
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9-Speed Ultegra (6500) with Mountainbike Derailleur

I want to go bikepacking with my old road bike. The road bike has a standard crankset (53/39, double not triple), and an 11-28 cassette. The groupset is Shimano Ultegra 6500. Because I want to do some ...
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Was I just sold a used cassette?

I just bought this Shimano HG41 cassette and I noticed that not all of the teeth and dips between them look the same. You can easily see this in the image that I included if you compare the teeth on ...
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Chain rubs against frame when in smallest rear cog

I've set up a 12-speed SRAM Force groupset with an XDR cassette. When in the smallest rear cog, the chain rubs against the frame: Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? The frame is a ...
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Is there difference between a Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed VS HG201, 11-36, 9 speed?

Is there difference between a Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed cassette and a HG201 11-36, 9 speed cassette?
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Get a tougher gear on Shimano GRX, 11-34T, 2x11

I have a new 2021 Cube Nuroad Race gravel bike with Shimano GRX, 11-34T, 2x11. I am used to riding a road bike, and find on the new one I don't need the easiest gears on the hills, but could use a ...
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Can l add more gears by replacting the cassette on my mountain bike?

I have a Giant Yukon with 8 speed. I want to know if l can change it to 10 or even 11 speed? Is it possible to change the cassette on the rear wheel?
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Occasional chain slipping/skipping - is it possible for the hub to be at fault?

So I have this problem for a while now, at first I thought its badly indexed gears, worn chain, worn pulleys, bent hanger etc, etc. But after changing majority of stuff still have this slipping stuff. ...

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