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Replacing the largest sprocket in the cassette with a larger one?

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Asked by: Karen Warren

Can you replace one cog in a cassette?

According to the late great Sheldon Brown, yes you can change an individual sprocket in a cassette, at least for Shimano. Some cassettes have small bolts or rivets holding the gears together, but this is for convenience.

Can I put a larger cassette on my bike?

Yes, almost any bike is compatible with bigger cassettes, bike drivetrain is groupset of components that works in perfect harmony, any miss reconfiguring can break the perfect functionality of the system, parts that need to be changed and reconfigured when putting bigger cassette which is long-chain, wide cage

Can I change cassette size?

Quote from video: Change you can make is to swap your cassette. If you count the number of teeth on the biggest sprocket at the cassette or if you look carefully. It's normally written on there it'll.

Does the number of teeth on a cassette matter?

The tooth count does not matter, but the cassette on the trainer may be in slightly different position in relation to the derailleur than the cassette on your wheel. This is true even if they were the exact same cassette.

Are Shimano cassette cogs 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.

How often should you change your cassette?

My rule of thumb is to replace it at 75 per cent wear (as measured with a chain-wear indicator). If you stick with this guideline, your cassette and chainrings will last a lot longer. A cassette, in most cases, can last for approximately two to three chain replacements if they are done at the right time.

Is an 11 34 cassette good for climbing?

All other things being equal, the 34T sprocket on the 11-34T cassette is going to give you the easiest gear. If your bike is currently fitted with an 11-28T cassette, switching to an 11-34T cassette will make climbing less of a struggle.

Can I fit a 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub?

No, 11speed mountain cassettes are slightly wider than 10/9/8 speed ones, so newer Shimano free hubs come with a small spacer (only 1 or 2 mm) so they’re still compatible with older drive trains.

Can I change cassette ratio?

Cassette Ratio



The only part to change when increasing the ratio is the rear-derailleur. You can adjust the derailleur to shift to the big cog of the cassette by using a derailleur extender like this, it will allow the derailleur to ability to access and shift the big cogs.

Can I change cassette without changing chain?

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.

What does an 11 32 cassette mean on a bike?

The notation you’ve noticed simply means that for one of these cassettes, the smallest sprocket has 11 teeth, the largest has 32 teeth. And the second cassette has smallest sprocket 12 teeth, largest sprocket 25 teeth. So these numbers are basically the “range” of gears covered by a cassette.

What gear ratio is best for climbing?

The best mountain bike gear ratio for climbing is 46 to 49 on a chainring and 16 to 18 on a cassette. For more diverse rides, mountain bike gears of ratios 46/17 to 42/17 are what work for flatter terrain or occasional hills. However, with that being said, the perfect ratio usually depends on the terrain you’re riding.

Is a 11/28 cassette Good for hills?

When you have built up your leg muscles and are powering up most hills, swap a lower range cassette, such as an 11-28, back in. You don’t need to do this if you are a frequent cyclist, young, with strong legs, fitter than average, or if you live in a flat place with no hills.

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

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Can you remove cogs from a cassette?

Quote from video: Counterclockwise. For installation you won't need to hold the cogs in place simply turn the lock ring clockwise with force. It's a pretty simple process as long as you have the right tool for the job.

Can you add gears to a cassette?

Cassettes (and freewheels) come as a complete set; in most cases, it’s not possible to swap individual cogs; you have to replace the entire cassette.

How do you remove gears from a cassette?

Quote from video: The tool so that you can turn them against each other remove. The lock ring. And then disassemble the freewheel either one gear at a time or remove the whole stack.

Do I need to change chain when changing cassette?

You should change your chain at the same time as the cassette and/or chainset. “A worn chain on a new cassette or chainrings will only accelerate the wear,” says Chris McKenney.

Do you need a chain whip to remove cassette?

To remove the cassette, you must loosen the lockring. This requires a special splined tool, some of which can be specific to your brand of cassette. As the lockring unwinds in the same direction the freewheel spins, you need to use a chain whip (in this case a plier type is used) to counter the loosening motion.