Nederlands | English | Deutsch | Türkçe

Project Sports

Questions and answers about sports

Shimano cassette number of teeth

6 min read

Asked by: Rachael Jones

In general, cassettes start at 10, 11 or 12 teeth. Again, there are exceptions, with options available with 9-, 13- or 14-tooth smallest sprockets. You may sometimes see brands refer to their cassettes as having a certain range in the form of a percentage.

Does the number of teeth on a cassette matter?

A higher amount of teeth makes it easier to pedal than a low number and vice versa. Most road bikes come supplied with a 12–25T cassette, where the smallest sprocket has 12 teeth and the largest sprocked has 25 teeth.

How many teeth does a 12 speed Shimano cassette have?

While most riders will likely gravitate to the wide range 10-51-tooth cassette option, Shimano also offers a 10-45-tooth, 12-speed “Rhythm Step” cassette with even tighter gear steps.

Is it better to have more teeth on a cassette?

If you ride a lot of hills or struggle with hill climbing, a cassette with a lower ratio largest sprocket (27 or more teeth) may be beneficial. It will allow you to keep spinning for longer, rather than grinding.

How do I know how many teeth my cassette has?

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 do pro cyclists use?

The most common cassette size used in the peloton
In a road bicycle race, the peloton (from French, originally meaning ‘platoon’) is the main group or pack of riders. Riders in a group save energy by riding close (drafting or slipstreaming) to (particularly behind) other riders.

is an 11-28t. That is positively humongous compared to the 11-21t cassette that was common a few decades ago when you’d be lucky if you got an 11-23t for the mountains. Since Shimano went to 11-speed though, the 11-28t cassette has become popular.

What does an 11 32 cassette mean on a bike?

The rear cassette is 11 speed 11-32. This means there are 11 cogs ranging from 11 teeth up to 32 teeth (the exact cogs are 11/12/13/14/16/18/20/22/25/28/32). The combination of your selected chainring and cog determine the gear ratio.

Is XT better than SLX?

Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

Does Shimano have 12 speed?

For those who never compromise, Shimano’s New R9200 Series Delivers an Ultra-Efficient 12-Speed Drivetrain, a Wireless Cockpit, New Levels of Braking Control, a New Wheel Lineup, and the Fastest Shifting Ever.

Are all Shimano 12 speed cassettes Micro spline?

Shimano 12-speed

Once again, you’ll need to check with your hub manufacturer. Shimano has also not made Micro Spline and open standard, which means that if your hub could work with Micro Spline, the hub manufacturer might not be able to make one.

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.

Is a 7 speed bike good for hills?

The 7-speed bike
speed bike
A racing bicycle, also known as a road bike is a bicycle designed for competitive road cycling, a sport governed by and according to the rules of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

is made for flat ground terrain
and you can conquer good amount of incline. The 7-speed bike is great all-around bike. It has low enough gear to go up a pretty steep incline and also has a high gear to go pretty fast.

What is the best cassette for MTB?

Best MTB Cassettes

  • 1 SRAM PG850 8 Speed Cassette.
  • 2 Shimano HG51 8-Speed Cassette.
  • 3 Shimano CS-HG31 8-Speed Cassette.
  • 4 Shimano HG400 9 Speed Mountain Bike Cassette.
  • 5 Shimano Tiagra HG500 10-Speed Mountain Bike Cassette.
  • 6 Shimano XT CS-M771 10-speed Mountain Bike Cassette.
  • 7 SRAM GX XG-1150 11-Speed Cassette.

What gear ratio is best for uphill?

You will need even lower gear ratios for steep hills that are 8% or more. The most preferred gear ratios on such tracks are 50/34, 40/34, 36/40, 34/36, 34/32, 34/30, and 32/20. However, remember that using gears with such a low ratio will cause you to pedal more, but it will require less effort.

Which gear is best for cycling uphill?

Low Gear = Easy = Good for Climbing: The “low” gear on your bike is the smallest chain ring in the front and the largest cog on your cassette (rear gears). In this position, the pedaling will be the easiest and you’ll be able to pedal uphill with the smallest amount of resistance.

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.

Are all 12 speed cassettes compatible?

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.

How many teeth does a Shimano 9 speed cassette have?

It just tells us what the extreme ends are. To know how many cogs are in that cassette, we simply say, ‘9-speed’, ’10-speed’, and so on. This refers to a pair of front chainrings. The big ring has 53 teeth, and the small ring has 39.

Are SRAM and Shimano 12 speed cassettes interchangeable?

Technically, a SRAM cassette can work with a 12-speed Shimano chain. However, the combination doesn’t provide the benefits offered by Shimano’s 12-speed drivetrains. What is this? 12-speed Shimano chains and cassettes are designed to work in conjunction to optimize shifting under load.

Does Shimano 12 speed fit on 11 speed hub?

Yes it will. Shimano did a great job of ensuring backwards compatibility. Let’s take a closer look at the new cassette and freehub body and see how this is possible.

Can I replace a 11-speed cassette with a 12 speed?

Quote from video: And the quick answer is yes that new 12 speaker set will drop straight onto your existing 11 speed wheel whether that's one of our wheelworks wheels or from another brand i'm tristan from wheelworks.

Can I use a 11 speed derailleur with a 12 speed cassette?

So there you go folks, there is no difference in indexing spacing between 11 and 12 speed, the difference is all at the derailleur end. So you can’t use a 12 speed derailleur on an 11 speed setup or vice versa but you can you an xtr 12/11 speed shifter on an 11 speed drivetrain.