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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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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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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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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 ...
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Lockring spacer Shimano cassette

I recently purchased and am now installing a 9 speed Deore XT cassette sprocket (CS-M770) on a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC. It's replacing a CS-HG50-9, and is mounted on a Shimano rear hub (FH-M525)...
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Different size cassette for the trainer?

Like I hoped, after a few months of hunting, I was finally able to find a really good deal on a road bike, in the winter. With the money saved, I was also able to buy a smart trainer to use with Zwift....
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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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How to determine which cassettes I can use with my derailleur?

I am trying to understand which cassettes I can install on my bike. I've understood that the length of the derailleur also determines which cassettes will fit. In my case I have a triple (see picture ...
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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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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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Are 52/34 chainrings compatible with an 11/32 11speed cassette

Im thinking of buying a Scott Addict 20 supplied with Ultegra 52/36 rings and 11 speed 11/30 cassette. Could I change this to 52/34 rings and 11/32 cassette?If not would 52/34 and 11/30 be a ...
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Will a newer Shimano series cassette be easily interchangeable?

I'm trying to create two wheelsets that I can quickly swap out on the same bike for different conditions. My existing set has a Shimano 105 5800 series 11 speed cassette. They discontinued that so ...
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Acera rear derailleur / freewheel compatibility

I'm looking at buying an e-bike conversion kit with a rear geared hub motor that requires a freewheel. On my current bicycle, I've an 8 sprocket cassette (Shimano HG CS-HG41-8an) and my rear ...
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Shimano 105 upgrade

I inherited an interesting Curloo Tri bike, I believe built in the late 90’s. It has a Shimano 105 group set but the cassette is only a close ratio 9 speed. Can I upgrade to a 10 or 11 speed cassette ...
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Freewheel vs cassette geared hub motors serviceability

With ebike conversion kits there appears to be 2 types of rear hub motors: the ones that accept a cassette and a freewheel (see the image below from this aliexpress item) Is the freewheel option more ...
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Park Tool FR-5.2 fits Shimano CS-HG50 8 speed road cassette?

Am I correct in saying that the Park Tool FR-5.2 cassette lockring tool is the correct tool to use on a Shimano CS-HG50 8 speed road cassette?
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Ultegra 2X cranks with M8000 group and 11-42t cassette?

Will an Ultegra 50/34 front crankset work with a Shimano XT M8000 Shadow+ 11 Speed Rear derailleur and 11-42t cassette?
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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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What is a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on cassette?

I'm trying to find a good replacement for my MF-Z012 6 speed wind on cassette. Thing is, I've upgraded my bike with '93 Dura-Ace rear and front derailleurs. Trouble is they are 7-speed compatible. ...
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If I change my cassette to a different range do I need to change my chain?

I have a Shimano 8 speed 11-34 cassette (one of those "mega range" ones). If I change my cassette to a different one, say an 11-32, will I need to change or otherwise modify my chain? I just got the ...
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Changing a cassette and adjustments after

I just changed my cassette from a 32 to a 34. All is good but on the big sprocket in the front it will not change properly on the big sprocket on the rear. On the small sprocket on the front it will ...
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Modded folding bike and strange chain skipping on most gears

I've a folding Tern Link D8 that I've started customize by replacing some parts...what is driving me nuts is a strange chain skipping that happens on some gears and only when I apply some force (...
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Shimano 9 speed road hub compatible with XT 11 speed cassette

I am looking to upgrade my drivetrain, essentially moving from road (Ultegra and 105) to XT mountain. I'd like to avoid replacing my rear wheel if possible though. I've read conflicting things about ...
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Dura Ace 7700 (with American Classic RD205 rear hub) Broke Shifter. Upgrade Options

I’m currently putting quite a lot of miles on an older Canyon F10 carbon bike equipped with Dura Ace 7700 shifters, derailleurs and brakes. My wheels are American Classics with a newer RD205 hub, ...
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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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Would the shimano freewheel removal tool be roughly compatible with a Sram/shimano cassette?

I have a bike with a sram Cassette and a bike with (i think) a shimano freewheel. According to https://bicycles.stackexchange.com/a/43506/38471 and other sources, in text atleast the two tools to ...
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Rear derailleur cage hits largest cog on cassette

I got a new rear derailleur for my wife's bike after a stick turned the original one into a twisted mess of metal. The derailleur is a Shimano Acera, the cage is slightly longer than the original. ...
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New roadbike. Poor cassette quality control?

I've just bought a new ROSE PRO SL 105 roadbike and took it for a spin. At first, i noticed a little clicking sound in the rear cassette. I thought that it only might need some time for the chain to ...
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Is this an unsuitable cassette lockring tool?

I can't get my lockring tool to fit my cassette's lockring. The tool is about 1mm i diameter bigger than the lockring, although they have "hills and valleys" that line up. Here's the lockring: Here'...
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Shifter/brake-lever compatibility with front and rear derailleurs

I am currently converting my bike from flat bars to drop bars for a long touring cycle. I used to have Shimano SL310 shifters (8x3), but have now bought Shimano Sora ST-3300 (8x3) to mount on the drop ...
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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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Best Way to Upgrade My Bike

About three months ago I bought a second hand bike for £70; to be honest it is reasonably good. Current setup for gears is a 2 x 18 (38-48 front, 13-28 rear). As far as I can tell it's not a branded ...
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How long can I safely use a chain for?

My chain is well over the 0.75% extension at which I would normally replace it. However, the cassette and chainrings are also old enough that a new chain would slip on them, so they would also need ...
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Widely available cassette cogs: recommendations?

I'm trying to determine what are the most widely used/available cassettes and corresponding cogs. I don't care much whether they are high-end components or low, though I expect the low-end ones to be ...
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Difference between drivetrains

I have a 3x10 speed MTB. Will it be a upgrade or a downgrade to move towards a 1x10 and will I be able to easily ride above 60km per hour as I can with the 3rd gear in front?
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How to compare an IGH (Shimano Alfine 11) with a 10 speed cassette and 3x chainwheel?

I'm try to compare the gear ratio of a IGH (Shimano Alfine 11) with a 10 speed cassette + 3 chainring setup. I read Sheldon Brown's gain ratio definition. I went to Sheldon Brown's gear ...
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Can I fit a bigger cassette just by changing the hub and not getting a new wheel?

I have an old 29er that came with a 7 speed shimano tourney groupset, can I replace that with a 9-10 speed new set, just by getting new hubs? or the wheel cant handle that setup? the frame needs to be ...
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Please help me identify this cassette

I recently found this cassette that appears to have only 5 speeds. No locking or anything. Is it incomplete? Can it still be used with a normal freehub (with spacers of course)? Thank you!
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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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Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11/32 replacement?

I currently have Ultegra CS-6800, 11/32 w/Di2 on my bike. I've been wanting to get a second set of wheels and see that CS-6800 series is now replaced with the CS-R8000 series. If I move to the R8000 ...
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Youth racing 11 speed 16 up cassette

I have been looking around and I cannot find anywhere that sells a cassette with a 16 tooth top gear that is Shimano 11 speed compatible. Junior racing requires gear limits and I was hoping to find ...
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Is my rear cog wobble the fault of the axle, the hub, the bearings, or the wheel trueing?

Adjusting the rear derailleur on a Bicycle Shaped Object in a stand, I observed skipping gears when shifting from 6 to 5 (it skips to 4), 5 to 4 (it skips to 3), etc, but would snap in place correctly ...
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Rear derailleur on this set

I have one KHS sixfifty 500, I want to upgrade my bike so I have already bought Shimano Deore XT M771 front derailleur Shimano Deore M590 shifter So I want to know your suggestion to rear ...
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Ever heard of a snapped rear gear sprocket?

Has anyone come across a rear gear sprocket snapping before? A clean break straight across the diameter. Happened at bottom of hill but not excessive force by any means. Not new but not terribly old ...
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Do cassettes and chains need to be replaced at the same time?

Someone recently told me that if I replace my cassette I need to replace my chain (and vice versa) so that they wear evenly. Is this true? And, can anyone elaborate on the reasoning for this a bit ...
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Adjustment necessary for stationary trainer

I am looking at purchasing a stationary trainer that will be shared with my wife and would prefer to do a wheel off trainer. Both of our bikes have a 11-28T cassette. So, theoretically, if the ...
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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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What is the meaning of 11-32 cassette and 12-25 cassette?

I'm willing to buy a 2015 Shimano 105 groupset and i have got 2 options in choosing the cassette, the first is 11-32 and the other is 12-25. I have no idea what these numbers indicate and which one ...
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Chain shifting when back pedaling

On my bike I found that when I backpedal, if the chain isnt perfectly straight, it is prone to shift to a more central gear. E.g would be if on the small chainring and the largest cog, backpedaling ...