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A cluster of sprockets, commonly 5 to 12 of them, attached to a freehub on the rear wheel.

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How to properly tighten "internal" nut on the rear axis?

This is basically a follow-up of my previous question. I am talking about the nut between the frame and the cassette (see attached image). In other words not the "external nut" which fixes ...
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Can I replace a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed?

I currently have a focus road bike running on Ultegra group set. The rear wheel is currently 10SP. I’m looking at purchasing new wheels, and most of the second hand ones come with fitted 11SP. Can I ...
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FR-5.2 doesn't fit in Shimano cassete

Using this video I determined that I needed the FR-5.2 tool. I.e. the tool fitting rotates with the sprockets, the rear derailleur is a Shimano Deore XT. However, the tool doesn't quite seem to fit. ...
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Chain rubs on a bigger cog on the cassette. Wrong spacing?

my kids mtb on the smallest cassette cog the chain rubs on the next bigger cog creating a harshness while using this smallest cog. I was looking at it and the spacing between the two smallest gears ...
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How do I find more reliable equipment for my Shimano CS-M4100, 11-42?

My girlfriend has a Raymon HardRay E-Nine 6.0 2020. She already rode 4000 km with it, basically she drives a lot and its not getting less. The bike reached the point where the chain is slipping all ...
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Choosing the right cassette

I have bought a Wahoo Kickr Core; I am seeking to get a cassette for my bike trainer. I have a Felt F95 Bike Pic road bike with the following part details: Rear Cassette - 8 cogs (The biggest cog ...
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New chain -no grinding , new cassette and chain -grinding

I've got a second hand bike. Doubt it ever had a chain replaced. Before I replaced the chain, it had an awful grinding sound. On replacement the machine worked perfectly and smoothly. (It's a Shimano ...
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Why doesn't my new SRAM XG-1295 cassette bolt turn freely?

I am trying to install a brand new SRAM XG-1295 cassette. I watched many videos and it seems very straight forward. Place the cassette on the freehub, match the splines in back, tighten with a ...
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Cassette for Kickr Core

I’m completely new to cycling, so I apologize in advance for the stupid questions I’ll ask. I will buy a Kickr Core, to use with a Decathlon Triban RC120 bike (Microshift 2x8 cassette, 11-34T, quick ...
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Freehub body fell off. Now it's back on, but big freewheel drag

Update: I managed to slide the freehub + cassette back onto the hub - took a bit of persuasion, but easy once I had the technique. But the freehub now has a significant drag - when I rotate the pedals ...
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I Have a Triban RC 100 (Small, Women's bike) I am upgrading the cransket to a Shimano 105, do I need to upgrade the entire transmission too?

I have a Triban RC 100 women's road bike and I bent the stock cransket in a crash so I am looking to upgrade to something better. I was thinking of upgrading the cransket to a Shimano Sora but would ...
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Cassette Compatibility Issues (11 to 40 teeth)

I ride a 2021 Trek Emonda SLR 8 (lightweight, no electronics) with a R 9100 Group: 50/34 teeth in front and 11/30 teeth in back on my cassette. Would like to upgrade to an 11 - 40 teeth cassette (...
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Luna eclipse 42T chain ring and Shimano Linkglide is there a chain that fits both?

My cargo e-bike has a Luna Eclipse 42T chainring with a narrow-wide pattern. Lunacycles states the chainring will work with any 8, 9 or 10 speed chain and that an 11 or 12 speed chain will not work. I ...
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Shifting properly on a cassette with a different number of speeds?

I have a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset. I want to change the cassette to 9-speed. If I make no other changes, will the derailleur shift correctly through the 9 gears? To clarify - No I don't want ...
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Bike chain "skipping", but only when not continuously pedaling

So I put together a bike a couple months ago. New chain, new chainrings (3 speeds), and new rear cassette (8 speeds). Used front and rear derailleurs from a bike co-op. The free wheel is old but seems ...
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Bike pedals turning when coasting (not a fixed gear)

My pedals are moving when I'm coasting, and if I try to stop them the upper segment of the chain gets really loose, and the rear derailleur does this thing, where it gets almost horizontal, and then ...
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Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?

I tend to ride relatively modest gear (Tiagra/Ultegra), but when I'm riding near higher-end bikes, I sometimes notice that the clicking sound that comes from their cassette/free-wheel while coasting ...
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Altus 9-speed shifters&derailleur paired with a 10-speed road bike cassette

My family has a road bike, set with Altus 9-speed shifters and a rear derailleur, paired with a Shimano HG200-9 cassette. Recently, I replaced the cassette with a 10-speed road bike cassette, As a ...
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Are all 8-speed Shimano cassettes made from the same quality of steel? Hg200-8 vs Hg31, Hg41 and Hg51 durability

I want to know if anyone knows if the steel used in the Hg200-8 and Hg31/41/51 cassettes is the same. I know the finish is different, but I don't care about the looks. I only care about durability in ...
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Shimano cassette/freehub compatibility

Can I use the following components together - Shimano's compatibility chart is not clear to me. Cassette: CS-HG200-9 (11-32T/11-34T) Freehub: FH-T610 I have an old bike with a Tourney groupset. The ...
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Can I upgrade my 11-28t cassette to 11-34t with Ultegra 6800 rear derailleur?

I think I am okay here but would be really good to triple check! My current cassette: Shimano 105 5800, 11-speed, 11-28t My front chain ring: 52-36t My rear/front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-...
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I need help with 2 HG 700 11 spd cassettes. Why are they different?

I got two HG 700 cassettes. One came on my gravel wheelset with my canyon grail (received in January 2023) let's call it A and I bought the other one recently (September 2023) to fit on my road ...
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Why do some 10-speed cassettes not need a spacer for an 11-speed road hub?

I have this wheelset which claims to be an 11-speed HG freehub. I've been experimenting with installing 3 cassettes and I'm finding some strange behavior: Cassette Description Needs 1.85mm spacer? ...
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Wheel off turbo trainer vs nut axle

I am looking at buying a wahoo kickr v5 wheel off trainer. The bike I have is a falcon grand tour. It is a 3x7 cassette which I understand well take washers to make work, no problem. The problem I am ...
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11 speed XT mountain cassete with 105 derailleur and shifter

Will an 11 speed mountain cassette (like the CS-M8000) have the same indexing as an 11 speed shimano 105 derailleur and shifter? I know the cassette needs a spacer to fit on an 11 speed road hub, ...
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Why are spacer rings between some sprockets in the cassette?

There are thin metal rings between sprockets at certain locations. I understand they adjust the spacing between sprockets, but why does the spacing needs to be adjusted this way starting from? The ...
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Turbo Trainer Cassette vs Bike Gears

I’ve just purchased a Pinnacle Smart Trainer. In addition a 2nd hand Carerra bike. In my incompetence with anything practical, I’ve not read the instructions. The turbo requires a 8/9/10/11 speed ...
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Swapping a 12 speed 11-30t to 11-34t cassette Ultegra

I currently have a 12 speed 11-30t cassette on the back and 35x52 crank upfront. If I change to a 11-34t cassette, do I need to adjust anything? (for example RD adjustment if so, what should I adjust. ...
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Damaged spokes behind the cassette

Look at this. The spokes behind the cassette of my MTB are all scratched and bent. How might this have happened? The back of the cassette has no scratch at all.
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Hub spacer behind 105 cassette

While removing Shimano 105 cassette, I noticed a spacer sitting on the hub between the largest sprocket and the place where spokes attach to the hub (not sure how is it called). I checked the 105 ...
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Quad chainring (4x12)?

Does anyone yet make an affordable quad chainring? I would love to see a 4x12 with my staggered cog idea such that all 12 gears are shifted progressively using the 4 chainrings. Each chainring would ...
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Hyperglide vs HG10/HG11/HG12

What is the difference between "Hyperglide" cassette and HG10/HG11/HG12 cassette? I thought the later are also of "hyperglide" kind. Is the freehub body for the former cassettes ...
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Unable to tighten the cassette lockring properly, how this could be?

It is an old 12 speed Shimano Deore cassette. I replaced the two smallest sprockets once and worked well for the first time. After the second replacement that included replacing the 4 smallest ...
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Why does my chain slip off the chainring when cruising or back pedalling?

My bike is a little more then a year old (although I do put a lot of miles on it, about 12 miles a day), this problem seems to have started about a week ago. It's a 7 speed Avilon Next (a cheap brand ...
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How can I increase ebike drivetrain reliability?

I'd like to improve reliability and have fewer problems with my drivetrain. What more can be done? I have an electric bike. I only ever use the six smallest sprockets on the 12-speed cassette, even ...
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1x9 wide range cassette

I am curious to find out if anyone has figured out a viable solution for a 1x9 wide range eg; 11 to 46 or 11 to 50 setup without using a derailleur hanger extension? I have a FS mtb and am not too ...
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What are the replacement options for my Miche cassette?

I have a sprocket with chipped teeth. It's on a Miche Primato ten-speed cassette ("Fac Michelin PRIMATO 12/25", in the catalogue) with a Campagnolo Mirage groupset. The hub is labelled ...
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Band New Front Gear Shift Issue

I brought a bike a few days ago and barely rode it. Every time I did I noticed that the chain would slip in the front gear going to a larger chainring, in this case it's gear 2. 'Funny thing is I took ...
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My bike has a 10 speed cassette. MTX hub motor takes 9 speed cassette can I remove last cog of my cassette without issues?

I need some advice. I have a Giant Anthem 2012 dual suspension bike. And want to put a 1500 watt 26" MTX cassette type rear hub motor onto it. I believe the MTX wheel can take up to a 9-speed ...
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Shimano 105 R7000 drivetrain makes crackling sound

I got an Shimano R7000 groupset and have the following problem: After degreasing my chainrings (54 – 36) and the cassette (28 – 11), the drivetrain makes normal noise. However after around 30km, the ...
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Replacement options for 10-speed Tiagra 12-30 CS-4600 with RD-4601 derailleur

I am currently running a 10-speed Tiagra compact double 50/34, 12-30 CS-4600 with an unknown type derailleur (labeled "KH", "RD-4601", "JAPAN VIA" ). I am happy with ...
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Shimano Mountain Bike Cassette Comparison

Can anyone explain to me the difference between the cassettes of different MTB Shimano groupsets in terms of value for money and durability? In particular I am interested in the entry-level cassettes ...
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Maximum cassette size for 24 inch wheel and 20 inch wheel

I think 42 teeth is the maximum cassette size for a 20” bike. I built my son a 20” bike with 2.125” tyres and an 11-42T cassette driven by a Box 4 derailleur and 32 tooth chainring, and it works ...
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Budget Chainring Upgrade

Ive got a 2018 Halfords Carrera Valour 18" 24 speed mountain bike which I use regularly. I cant afford to splash out on a new bike so was planning to do some basic budget upgrades to help with ...
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cassette pick, and lockring + working with my derailleur

Need a cassette here for an alexrim. How do I choose one? Need lockring too, will also need to know which one and do I need to consider what my derailleur is with the new cogs (for compatibility)[?
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Triple chainring + nonstandard sloped cogset. Can this work?

It seems that on my mountain bike and all other multispeed bikes I have seen having a rear cassette or freewheel all have sloped cogs, meaning they go from largest to smallest in order of decreasing ...
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Better climbing on a road bike with changed bigger cassette and smaller crank?

Looking for the advice of professionals. Maybe common question from a dummy cyclist, but… Problem: I have an endurance Trek Domane SL6 2023 bike Shimano Ultegra groupset with crank 50/34t, and ...
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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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Use Red FR-15 or Park FR-5.2 to remove a Shimano cassette?

I'm planning to grease the bearing and have a freewheel system based on Shimano Deore. Can someone tell me which tool to get to remove the sprockets? The back wheel has a threaded through axle.
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Should the chain diverge that much?

I bought a new bike that has: 11-speed SRAM NX cassette. Single chainwheel: 36 SRAM NX teeth 11 / 42 cog. KMC X11 chain with quick-release. Rear derailleur: SRAM NX 11-speed. Anti-derailment ring. ...

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