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

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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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What explains 9 speed cassettes price differences?

I have a pretty heavy bike I use to travel long distances with a lot of luggage. It has a mix of XT, deore and other Shimano equipment. I bought it second hand so I don't really know the details. I ...
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Converting to 1x11 SRAM drivetrain with 8/9/10-speed HG Freehub

I currently have a 3x9 Shimano drivetrain, and I'd like to replace the current Shimano 9-speed rear derailleur/shifter/cassette and front derailleur/3 chainrings with the SRAM PG-1170 11-32T cassette, ...
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Can I just fit a cassette with more gears with the same derailleur?

I've got a Boardman Road Sport which I use for commuting and doing reasonable length rides during the week etc. I have Shimano Claris as my rear derailleur and so is some of my groupset. I would like ...
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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 ...
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New chain and cassette makes cycling much more difficult

I had a new chain and cassette fitted yesterday. But today, hills which I could easily climb two days ago are now horrendously challenging. What was a pleasure has just become a nightmare. Why is this ...
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How to prevent freehub body damage?

I feel like this is poor design. I have two wheelsets that are less than a year old which have damaged freehub bodys due to cogs digging in to the splines on the freehub. It's so bad that I can't ...
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Is it ok to pair 11-36T cassette 11 speed with 50-34T Crankset?

Is it ok to pair 11 speed 11-36T cassette with 50-34T crankset? And is Shimano 105 RD compatible with this setup? I'm planning this setup for my Japanese vintage touring bike.
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How to address a wobbly cassette

I've had this mountain bike a little over 2 yrs. I had it serviced when I bought it because it was recommended even though it's not an expensive bike. One day the chain slipped off multiple times ...
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Putting 8-sprocket cassette on a 18-speed bike

I have an 18 speed and want to swap the wheels out, but the new rear wheel has an 8-sprocket cassette and the one on the bike has a 6-sprocket . I plan on swapping them but just for fun I tested it ...
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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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Fitting a 9-speed 11-50T cassette on MTB: which derailleur?

I'm trying to understand if its possible to fit a 9-speed 11-50T cassette (found one on Ali) on my MTB. The plan is to go 1×9. The problem is that I can't seem to understand the if a specific ...
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Which type lockring removal tool do I need

I'm trying to learn DIY cassette removal as I want to swap one on a buckled wheel. I have another cassette which uses an FR5 but it doesn't fit this one. When checking this site it looks like it's a ...
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SRAM Cassette with Shimano 105 groupset

Can I replace my existing Shimano 12-25 10-speed cassette with a SRAM 11-32 10 speed cassette with no other modifications?
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Lowest rideable gear ratio

What is the lowest rideable gear ratio (chainring/cassette) possible without feeling like having to balance/trackstand? I'm doing some virtual simulations right now and I'm just setting up IRL limits. ...
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What is the purpose of the plastic disk between the cassette and the rear wheel?

There's a plastic disc between the cassette and rear wheel on my bicycle. It doesn't seem to have any effect on the actual drivetrain; but I've seen it on a number of bicycles. What is it for?
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How to remove this Shimano cassette (actually: freewheel)?

A neighbour approached me to help him with removing the cassette from the wheel in the picture below. I am familiar with the modern Shimano lockring but would appreciate tips how to remove this one.
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Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?

I was looking at purchasing a new cassette and chain. Looking at the available cassettes for SRAM components, there is a big variety of sizes available: 11-23: 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23 11-25: 11-...
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Rusty chain and back cassette – Replace or repair?

Reference of the chain: KMC Z51 Reference back freewheel: Shimano TZ21 14-28 Teeth 7 Speed Reference of the bike: BTWIN Rockrider 340 I recently acquired a second-hand bike and decided to repair it: ...
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Need help replacing old cassette and chain

I have an old bike with a cassette and chain that needs replacement. The problem is that I can't identify what kind of cassette it is or how to remove it. There are 14 teeth on the smallest cog ...
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Lateral movement on rear cassette

My cassette (SRAM XG-1175) moves axially about 5 to 8mm (in line with the axle, not up and down) on my hub (whatever is standard on a 2016 Enduro Elite) But the part of the hub the cassette mounts to ...
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How can I remove a stuck rear cassette?

I've been trying in vain to remove a rear cassette that I myself installed about a year ago. I may have over-tightened the lock ring and now I can't remove it no matter what position I hold the wheel-...
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Can you use a 8 speed Shimano shifter with a 7 speed cassette?

I want to use an 8-speed shifter with a 7-speed cassette. I saw this question, but I am unsure if this would work, since I believe the spacing is the same between a 7- and 8-speed, but the length is ...
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Why do freehub and cassette have only one position that matches?

When I'm installing cassette on my freehub, I need to make sure that the spaces align correctly. That is, there are 10 splines on the freehub and 10 corresponding splines on the cassette. My first ...
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Suitable rear mech for Megarange cassettes

I just bought an 11-34T 8 speed rear cassette and noticed that it is a Megarange cassette with a substantially large jump between the lowest and 2nd gears. Will this work with my existing Alivio ...
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What Are the Widths of Shimano 8, 9, and 10 Speed Cassettes?

I was hoping that someone could provide me with the precise Shimano road-bike 8, 9, and 10 speed sizes for the following: Cassette Spacer Width Cog/Tooth Width Maximum Chain Width
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Can hubs last forever?

In theory, could a bicycle hub last forever if you kept overhauling it (and getting new spokes and rims and etc.)? I'd like to know about all the hubs, but what really interests me is whether or not ...
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Ultegra 6800 shifter with R8000 rear derailleur?

I'd like to replace a Shimano 105 5800 11-28 cassette on one of my bikes (CAADX 2016) with a CS-HG800-11 11-34 to get a wider range of gears. My rear derailleur is Ultegra RD-6800-SS, which can't ...
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Is Ultegra 6800 GS compatible with an HG800 11 speed 11-34 cassette?

I'm running Ultegra 6800 with a 52-34 chainring up front (not a typo: I replaced the 36 with a 34), and a 6800 GS (medium cage) derailleur at the back, and a 12-29 rear cassette. It works well. ...
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Should a cross-threaded (but functional) freehub body be considered safe?

I cross-threaded my cassette lock-ring on a pair of Fulcrum racing 4 DBs (aluminum threads AFAIK). Upon removing the cassette it looked like the top of the threads were slightly damaged, but I was ...
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Issue shifting from largest cog to second largest

Got a Canyon Spectral 3 weeks ago, have done around 2 hours riding on it and have noticed an issue with shifting from the largest cog to second largest. The drivetrain is SRAM NX 1x12. There are two ...
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11/10 speed cassette remove 2 cogs to fit 9 speed hubs

Is it possible to remove 2 gears in 11 speed cassette and fit to a 9 speed hub? or remove 1 gear in the case of 10 speed. my hub is Shimano WH-RS10 9 speed hub. My current cassette is sunrace 9 speed ...
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Is there a more sophisticated tool than Rohloff HG-Check

I bought the Rohloff HG-Check as it was apparently the only tool out there to measure cassette wear. IMHO it's just too uncomfortable to use and with practice and good sight you can actually ...
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Is 7-speed for 10-speed cassette replacement possible?

I have a city/touring bike with Shimano MF-TZ21 freewheel hub which is 340mm wide (I measured). I would like to change it to a 10-speed cassette 11-25 or 11-28 but I am not sure if it can fit between ...
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What might be causing rear casette to creak?

So I'm a bike noob in terms that my bike is certainly new, and since I bought it I've had problems with it. So this time, I've figured where the problem comes from, it's the rear casette exactly, ...
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My cassette model name doesn't seem to fit the actual cassette description.. (CS-HG50-9 and CS-HG500-10)

I have a Ridley Fenix classic bicycle that I bought second hand online. (all components are Shimano Tiagra) A year has passed and I figured I should really change the chain and cassette altogether. ...
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Cassette & crank combo for commuting

Okay so I've been reading about gear ratios and what not all morning and I can't make any sense of it. Some of it is registering but it's still kind of over my head. I'm ordering a Tiagra group set ...
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Upgrading cassette to give bigger bottom gear

On e.g. a Giant Stance, can the lowest gear on the cassette be upgraded to a higher tooth count just by only changing that cog?
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chain / cassette / chainrings replacement ratios - how often to you usually replace cassettes & chainrings per number of replaced chains?

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 ...
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How much of a difference would shifting from a (24/34/44, 14x28) to a (28/38/48, 11x34) configuration make when going downhill?

I currently have a Proton MTB with a 24/34/44 crankset and a 14-28 cassette. I have found the configuration to be lacking when going downhill: The front chain ring doesn't feel stiff enough on the ...
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Swap Shimano/SRAM freehub for Campagnolo

Through my work I am able to get a set of freewheels pretty cheap (less than 100€). I know they are not super special but they are still an upgrade to my current ones. Here are the wheels: https://...
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Can an individual gear/cog on the rear cassette be replaced?

I'm trying to figure out how the rear cassette is put together, and I found this related question that suggests at least maybe the lowest gears can be replaced. I'm trying to figure out if in general ...
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Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?

Recently, I started going to a community bike shop to learn how to maintain and service my own bike. Ever since I changed the old, worn-out chain to a new chain with a master link, I've been ...
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10 speed cassette/derailleur, but only getting 8 clicks?

I've got a 2013 Giant Escape 0 Hybrid with a stock 10speed Shimano Deore rear derailleur. My wife was riding the bike the other day, and somehow managed to shift in such a way that it popped the ...
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Upgrading SRAM GX

I now have a complete original SRAM GX 11 speed group with an 11-42 cassette and a 30 tooth chainring. I'd like to upgrade it by replacing my cassette with a new 11-50 (11 speed) and also a new ...
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Do I really have to replace the cassette when I replace the chain, or is this a scam?

My chain broke so I brought the bike in and the guy told me "Well you don't have the old chain, so we have to replace the cassette also. They go together. If you don't replace the cassette then the ...
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Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?

I have a road bike with a compact crank and 11-25 rear cassette(9 rings) at the moment. And my local climb is 35k long with an incline between 10- 30%. I really struggle with it. I have to stop like 5-...
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Change derailleur for new cassette?

I currently run Shimano SG-B-53/39 chain rings coupled to a 9 speed 13/23 cluster. If I was to change my cassette to a 9 speed 11/32 would I need to also change my derailleur?
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Sunrace 10 Speed 11-46T cassette rear derailleur compatibility

I would like to know: What rear derailleur (RD) was the "Sunrace 10 Speed 11-46T" designed to work with. Is there a compatibility chart ?
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What are some notable visual observations one can make of a cassette that indicate wear? And to what degree that wear has progressed?

Last summer I bought a '02 or '03 Specialized Stumpjumper. 3x9 speed. I replaced the crankset this summer with a Shimano FC-622 triple. Yes its 10 speed but I've experienced no problems and felf ...