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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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Shimano: what's the difference between medium cage and long cage?

I'm looking at XTR Di2, and it seems the rear derailleur comes in 2 variations: medium cage and long cage. What are the two sizes for? Do they match different types of cassettes? What kind would I ...
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Using wrong speed/size cassette on trainer

I have a 10-speed bike and my wife an 11-speed. I have burnt enough old tyres on my indoor trainer so decided to try a trainer specific tyre on an old wheel. The old wheel currently has an 8-speed ...
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Shimano RD-5800 and 7 speed cassette

Is Shimano RD-5800 rear derailleur compatible with a 7 speed 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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Will the same lock ring fit 11T or 12T ring, SRAM cassette?

I am currently running Sram PG1070 12-28, but would like to upgrade to 11-28. I can get 11T cog for pretty cheap, but I saw I might also have to get a different lock ring then. Is that true, or could ...
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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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Changing 7-speed Shimano cassette to 10-speed [duplicate]

I have a bike with a 7 speed cassette. My question is can I swap it to a cassette with more speeds (like 10). I will change the derailleur to a compatible one.
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Can I install 11 speed cassette on 10 speed hub by skipping last cog?

I have got Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed on carbon tubular wheels. For indoor trainer use I am going to buy regular wheels and use a special trainer tyre for it. I found a cheap rear wheel for it, ...
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Help me understand my 8-speed uniglide compatibility issue

I have a Dura Ace 8-speed uniglide rear hub/freewheel marked 'Integrated 8 SIS' and an 8 speed uniglide 14-21T cassette. Two issues - the first being that the smallest cog needs to be a special 32mm ...
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Will a SLX fit on a Shimano deore 2x10 rear triangle?

Ok so I'm thinking about upgrading to a SLX drivetrain, and I currently have a Shimano Deore Xt 2x10 on my Devinci Troy. The question is whether it is even worth it cause the cassette may be too wide ...
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Which rear cog should I remove if I want to add a 26 for climbing?

I have an old road bike with 53-39 rings and 13-23 cassette. Although it's generally flat in my area, I like to get to the top of these hills where they put the radio antennas (without dying). Max ...
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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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How to choose a compatible set of chain, cassette and chainring?

I would like to change the chain, cassette, and the chainring of my bike. The cassette has 7 speed and chainring has 3. Is any combination of 7 speed cassette and 3 speed chainring built by any ...
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9 Speed Cassette does not go all the way in on the free-hub body

Wheel: Shimano WH-R500 Cassette: Shimano CS-HG400-9 9 Speed I can put the cassette on the free-hub body but the chain will stuck on the highest gear. The cassette seems to not go all the way in on ...
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Change Tiagra Cassette 12-28 to 11-34

I have an Opus Spark 2 which has a Tiagra cassette 12-28 (10 speed). I would like to change for a 11-34. The cassette exists in, a guess, the same series (http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/...
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Will I need a new derailleur when changing to a higher ranged cassette?

I want to upgrade my bike cassette. Currently I'm using single chainring 53T with 7 speed cassette 14-28T. I'm dying when riding hilly a road. Thinking of upgrade the cassette to Hyperglide 12-32T ...
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7 speed cassette on a direct drive trainer from freewheel bike

In 2011, I bought a cheap bike from Walmart. It's done fine by me on the ride or two I take per year, but I'm looking to enhance my home gym a bit and was looking to grab a direct drive trainer. The ...
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Upgrading cassette from 11-28T to 11-32T?

I recently got a road bike that is equipped with a cassette that is 11-28, and while it runs like a dream on flat surfaces, I burn out on extremely steep hills. With that being said, is it worth the ...
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Do freewheel/cassette/chains come as a set?

I've a Marin San Rafael, 2005. The cassette is an 8 speed 11-28 shimano, exact model number unknown. The chain and freewheel are whatever came with the bike.. I've always thought the chain had a ...
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Replaced chain, now the chain falls onto the small chaining

I rode for a little while longer then I should have with my old chain, so I replaced the old chain and cassette. But now when I ride in the big ring, the drivetrain makes a horrible sound and the ...
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Can I add spacers to my cassette and crank to fit 3" tyres?

Can I add spacers to my cassette and crank to fit 3" tyres? The chain rubs on the tyre. I’m running a hope hub with SRAM 8 speed cassette and saint cranks. Can I just buy spacers to pull the cranks ...
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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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Pedal and Cassette Shake

I really need your suggestions. The situation is bellow: I have bought brand new one "Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29" 2017 satin navy-hyper" in a official dealer of Specialized. When i arrived at ...
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What kind of road bike wheels do I need to replace my stolen ones?

I am looking to buy a pair of second-hand wheels, to replace a pair that was stolen off my 2012 road bike, but I'm nervous about compatibility. I'd like to ask how exact I need to be in the following ...
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Rear derailer/chain skipping/shifting issues

I have a Shimano Tiagra derailer on my 9 spd cassette and it's been behaving really strangely. On the road, when I attempt to shift to bigger cogs, the chain will struggle to move up, sits on the ...
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Replacement Freehub cassette

I'm planning on changing my cassette to 11-32. Im running a Shimano 12-28 8 speed at the moment. I have no markings on my old cassette and I'm a little confused at all the letters and numbers they ...
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How does one upgrade a bicycle?

I am a total bike novice, I can ride them but have never done much as far as maintenance. Recently, I got my old bike out of storage, it is a 1991 Trek Multitrack 700, and I want to know if I can "...
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Can I replace 11 speed 11-40t with a 11-42t or 11-46t staying with Shimano XT family?

Can I replace the 11 speed 11-40t cassette with a 11-42t or 11-46t? What other parts will be needed to complete job? I.e. new chain, long chain, spacers?
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How do you determine which cassette lockring tool you need?

I'm looking to order the tool to remove the cassette lockring on my bike, but I'm not sure which tool to get. Is there a way to tell just by looking at it, or do I have to look it up using the make ...
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Loose cassette on road bike

I recently bought a new wheel for my racing bike. The first few rides were in rainy weather so I took the cassette off to clean it. When I put it back on I noticed that there was a gap of several ...
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Mysterious squeaky sound

I have noticed that my bike makes a high pitched squeaky sound when pedalling on my 12th tooth cassette cog (second smallest), especially when going a bit faster ( over 30 km/h or 18 mph) and applying ...
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Are there real use of the lowest bicycle speeds?

I'm confused about the speeds amount in my bicycle. There are totally more than 20 different speed configuration on my bicycle, but are there any practical use of such speeds as 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1. ...
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Downgearing with a road triple

My mother is trying to get back on her bike after years of knee problems + surgery, which so far has gone ok, but she has had some trouble with climbing hills. She's thinking that she should try to ...
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9 of 10 on 7 speed freehub

I recently acquired a set of wheels that have a 7 speed freehub. the freehub is not long enough to accommodate an 8/9/10 speed cassette. After reading Sheldon Browns post on 9 of 10 on 7 .. Any 7-...
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Squeaky coasting and back pedal

I recently bought a bike overseas rather than at LBS (no LBS had the type of bike I wanted). Now the bike makes a strange noise and I can't bring it in for servicing (buy from LBS when you can!). ...
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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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8spd to 11spd upgrade [duplicate]

So I am upgrading my Trek 1.1 (2016) from 8speed Shimano Claris to an assortment of Shimano Ultegra 6800, 105 5800. I just bought a 11speed cassette to complete the major parts (it hasn't shipped yet)....
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Shimano ultegra 11-28 to 12-32 options?

I have a Shimano Ultegra RD-6700 rear derailleur with a 10 speed Shimano 105 5700 11-28 cassette and Shimano R565, 50/34 (compact) up front. I would really like a larger gear for climbing. Can I go ...
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Nukeproof Pulse SRAM PG-1030, 11/26, 10-speed to 11/36t, 10-speed

I'm a bit of an amateur but looking for advice at the moment. My cassette is 11-26t which is pretty hard for me (not that fit). I'm looking at changing to the 36t which I can see would be bigger, if ...
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Need easier gearing. What would the effect of changing the chainring or cassette be?

My mountain bike is too difficult to pedal when the going gets steep. I need an easier gear ratio. Am I better off switching the chainring or the cassette? I currently have: A 30 tooth FSA ...
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Converting 3x to 1x Drivetrain

I have a new crankset (link) on the way as well as a chain guide/bash combo from OneUp. I am getting a 36T narrow-wide chainring also. The bike I'm working on has a SRAM 3x9 drivetrain with 11-34 ...
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What cassette remover tool I should order for Shimano CS-HG50? [duplicate]

There is duplicate question What tool is needed to remove a Shimano HG-50 freewheel? but I need a non-park tool tool. Something I can order from AliExpress. The cassete looks like this I don't ...
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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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Does anything need to be changed with cassette? [closed]

I am looking at getting a new cassette for my mountain bike ,and wondering if i need to change anything else(derailleur,shifter,chain)?
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Shimano cassette compatibility

I am upgrading my mtb, an '04 Specialized Epic. Currently, it has a Shimano 9sp cassette on Mavic xm317 wheels, and I am looking to change to a 10 or 11 speed cassette. I am aware that I need to ...
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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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Can I swapp out SRAM APEX 11-32 10 speed cassette with Ultegra 6800 11-32 11 speed cassette ?

I have 2012 specialized Secteur with stock wheels. DT Swiss 2.0 I am upgrading my wheels to Ultegra 6800. They are by default 11 speed. With the spacer, they will fit on my current bike/cassette, ...
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Which 9 speed Shimano Cassette should I get?

I have a 40 minute (each way) daily commute that is particularly hilly. I would like to upgrade the groupset of my faithful steel road bike to make my commute more enjoyable. Money is precious at ...
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Is there a difference of spacing between cogs on a 7 speed cassette vs a 8 speed cassette?

Is there a difference of spacing between cogs on a 7 speed cassette vs a 8 speed cassette? When I got a new wheel (upgrade from freewheel hub), I tried to get a 7 speed cassette (SRAM) for it, but ...
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shimano CS-5600 compatible rear hub and freehub body

What rear hubs and/or freehub bodies are compatible with a Shimano 105 5600 10-speed 12-25T cassette?