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Can I change the rear cassette on a folding bike?

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Asked by: Rachel Gallegos

Are rear cassettes interchangeable?

In some cases, it is possible to run a cassette from a different brand than the rest of your drivetrain. SRAM and Shimano cassettes, on either road or mountain bike, are interchangeable with each other as the spacing is the same between the sprockets.

Can I put a different cassette on my bike?

Yes, you can. If a smaller cassette suits your needs and terrain more, there’s no reason why you can’t put it on your bike. It doesn’t affect the function of your bike or drivetrain in any way and shifting will not be different.

Is it easy to change bike cassette?

Changing your bike cassette is one of the most common maintenance tasks you can do, and it’s also one of the easiest. For those new to cycling, a bike cassette is the group of cogs on your rear wheel. It sits on a freehub (the ratcheting cylinder attached to the hub), and a removable lockring holds it in place.

How do I know what kind of cassette to get for my bike?

Registered. The numerals indicate the number of teeth on the smallest and largest gears (cogs), so a 12-28 cassette has a 12-tooth small cog and a 28-tooth large cog. The smallest cog is your highest gear (high speeds) and the largest one is your lowest (lowest speeds).

Do all cassettes fit all hubs?

Both 6 and 7-speed HG cassettes are narrower in width and therefore can be installed on any of the above HG freehub bodies with the addition of a 4.5 mm spacer behind the cassette. However, newer 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12-speed cassettes cannot be fitted to old and narrower 7-speed freehub bodies.

Do I need a new chain if I change my cassette?

Most chain manufacturers recommend that their chains are replaced when they have elongated by 0.75%. Because the chain wears slightly faster than the cassette, this is the point where you can usually just replace the chain (and not the cassette) if both were new to start with.

Do I need to change my chain length for different cassettes?

Generally Yes you have to change your chain. The only time you might get away without changing chain is if its JUST been replaced. That is, under a hundred km of riding or in the last ~week. Running an elongated chain on a new cassette dramatically increases wear on the cassette.

Can I change a 9 speed cassette to 11?

Converting a 9-speed wheel to 11-speed

You will have to buy a new 11-speed wheel and replace the entire wheel. On the other hand, if your current wheel is an 11-speed wheel, you can convert it to 11-speed by removing the low spacer from the low side of the 9-speed sprocket and installing an 11-speed sprocket.

Can folding bikes go long distance?

Are Folding Bikes Suitable for Long Distances? If all you’re wanting to do is cycle long distances then yes, perhaps a large-wheeled bike may be worth considering. But if the main function of your bike is getting around the city, a folding bike could really be the best choice.

Are folding bikes slow?

In brief, is a folding bike slower? On smooth ground, folding bikes are not slower than standard ones. They’re actually quicker to accelerate (thanks to less mass) and simply use different gearing to offset the difference in size.

Are foldable bikes worth it?

So are folding bikes worth it? Yes, they are the perfect bike for commuters. Their functionality makes them easy to transport on public transportation systems. You can carry them with you and so you won’t need to worry about it being stolen.

How do I know if my cassette is compatible?

A good way to check compatibility is to see how many teeth your Sram cassette has. If the smallest cog is 10T, it should use an XD-style freehub, but if it’s 11T then it likely uses a Shimano HG freehub. Campagnolo freehubs are compatible only with Campagnolo cassettes.

What size is my rear cassette?

Quote from video: How do you tell what size cassette you have you count the teeth. In the biggest and the smallest ring. So one two three four 27 28 so this is a 28.

What cassette is best for climbing?

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Can I fit a 12 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub?

In addition to being able to fit our 12-speed cassettes on Shimano HG 10 and 11 speed freehubs, you can also convert the ROTOR 13-speed cassette into a 12-speed one and use it with your current wheels.

Can you fit a 12 speed cassette on a 11 speed hub?

The 12-speed cassette is designed to be backwards compatible with the existing 11-speed road freehub, while the 12 speed-specific freehub (available on Dura Ace hubs currently) can’t be used with the 11-speed parts. Sram HG-style cassettes are largely the same spacing as Shimano, with the 10 speed exception.

Can you put an 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed bike?

For nearly 20 years, the same Shimano-compatible rear wheel could utilize most any Shimano-standard 8, 9, or 10-speed cassette. However, recently, Shimano introduced 11-speed drivetrains. And, while these components work well, the new 11-speed cassettes won’t fit on these older 8/9/10-speed rear wheels.

Are 7 and 8 speed cassettes interchangeable?

8 speeds. The same sprocket width as with 6 and 7 speeds, but a bit tighter spaced – at 4.8 mm. This means that 7 speed sprockets can be used for 8 speed cassettes, as long as the 8 speed spacers between sprockets are used. Sprockets are placed at 4.8 mm spacing, with each sprocket being 1.85 mm thick.

Can I put a 8 speed cassette on a 7-speed bike?

Can you run an 8sp cassette on a 7sp body? Sure, just drop off the small cog, add a thin spacer on the back of the cassette to take up the resulting very slight free play (may or may not need that depending on the cassette you use – my experience is with taking the 11t cog off an 11-28 8sp XT cassette).

Can I upgrade 8 speed to 9 speed cassette?

Since the 8-speed sprocket and the 9-speed sprocket are the exact same size, it is possible to convert to 9-speed without changing the wheel. Simply remove the current 8-speed cassette sprocket and replace it with a 9-speed cassette sprocket to convert to 9-speed.