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Shimano ultegra 11-28 to 12-32 options?

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Asked by: Carmen Atkins

What is the difference between 11 28 and 11 30 cassette?

As shown, the maximum speed is the same with the 11 tooth cog and the 11-28 and 11-30 cassettes share the same gearing combinations until the largest three cogs. However, the 11-34 cassette has easier gearing in every combination except while in the 11 tooth cog.

Does Shimano make a 12 speed cassette?

Constructed of lightweight and hardwearing materials, Shimano’s 12-speed cassettes deliver efficiency and durability. Shimano XTR, DEORE XT, and SLX all utilize an aluminum cog carrier known as a Beam Spider while the difference between each cassette is in the cogs themselves.

How wide is a Shimano 11 speed cassette?

3. Standards by number of “speeds” and manufacturer

TABLE 1 Dimensions are in millimetres
Shimano, SRAM 9-speed 4.35 36.5
Shimano, SRAM 10-speed 3.95 37.2
Shimano, SRAM 11-speed road ** 3.74 ** 39
Shimano, SRAM 11-speed MTB ** 3.9 ** 40.6

Are all Shimano 11 speed cassettes interchangeable?

When SRAM entered the road groupset market in 2006, it decided to adopt Shimano’s specifications for its chains and cassettes. As a result, the chains and cassettes from the two brands have always been completely interchangeable for any given type of transmission (e.g. 11-speed).

Is 11/32 cassette Good for hills?

For hill climbing and mountainous terrain, we recommend a road cassette such as the 11-32T SRAM Red 22 XG1190 11 Speed Cassette (A2), or the 11-34T Shimano Ultegra R8000 11 Speed Cassette.

What gear ratio is best for climbing?

On the road, a 1:1 gear or lower makes almost any climb possible for almost any rider, but you have to remember that you will be travelling more slowly and a major climb could take well over two hours.

Can I upgrade Shimano 11 speed to 12 speed?

Unfortunately no, there is not. As I’ve mentioned above, 11-speed Di2 components need a firmware update to make them work with 12-speed Di2.

Are Shimano 11 and 12 speed compatibility?

The 12-speed cassettes will work on any existing 11-speed Shimano-compatible wheel or smart trainer. Unlike past groups with short- and long-cage options, there is just a single Dura-Ace derailleur and a single Ultegra derailleur.

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.

What cassette do pro cyclists use?

The most common cassette size used in the peloton 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.

How wide is a 12 speed cassette?

SRAM GX Eagle Cassette XG-1275 12 Speed

Dimensions 31.5 × 24.5 × 7.5 cm
Size 10-50T, 10-52T

Are 11 and 12 speeds compatible?

Shifters. The Ratio 1×12 Wide Upgrade Kits are compatible with all mechanical 11 speed SRAM shifters, whether for cable or hydraulic brakes*. This includes shifters from the Red™, Force™, Rival™ and Apex™ groups. As the 1×12 Wide kits are for 1x drivetrains, you can use 1x or 2x shifters.

What is the best crankset for climbing?

11-34T cassette is the cassette with the highest sprocket from Shimano. It is used for very steep hills. A combination of a 52 36 crankset with an 11-34 cassette will help you climb hills that are difficult on an 11-28. The 34T will give you the easiest gear possible and help you spin faster while climbing.

Can I put a bigger 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

What is the best gear ratio for a mountain bike?

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.

What is an 11 32 cassette?

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 is a 12/25 cassette?

Each sprocket has a different amount of teeth. 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.

What is short cage derailleur?

Short cage derailleur

This gives you the advantage of a better chain tension, providing more precise shifting, and the chain no longer hits the frame. Shifting gears also become more silent. However, a short cage is not to be used for 27 gear ratios bicycles.

Is short cage better than long cage?

Longer cages accommodate a wider gear range better, giving you a more stable chain line and reduced slack.

How do I know if I need a long cage or short cage derailleur?

Quote from video: You'll generally find like long caged trailers on a mountain bikes we have like wider gearing ranges and then you on short cages on road bikes which have narrower gearing ranges.