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Smallest sprocket doesn’t fit on freehub?

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Asked by: John Acevedo

Do all cassettes fit all hubs?

Most cassette hubs are compatible with Shimano cassette cogs. SRAM cassettes and most Miche, IRD and SunRace cassettes use the same inter-sprocket spacing as Shimano, but at least some SRAM 10-speed cassettes do not fit aluminum-body Dura-Ace hubs.

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 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.

Are freehub bodies interchangeable?

Almost always, the answer is no, there is no interchangeability between different brands – and often limited interchangeability within a brand.

Can I put an 11 speed cassette on an 8-speed hub?

An 11-speed road cassette cannot be installed on an 8-speed hub. The hub is too narrow and creates rubbing between the chain and the spokes when riding in the smallest gear.

Can you fit an 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub?

Luckily, many common and not-so-common wheelsets, as long as they’re at least 10-speed, can be upgraded to 11-speed by purchasing a new cassette body. The body is the part that attaches to the center of the hub and drives the wheel and bike when you pedal.

Can I put an 11 speed freehub on a 10 speed wheel?

Quote from video: And it will be compatible.

Can you fit a 11 speed cassette on a 9 speed hub?

The 11 spd cassette will fit fine on the freehub. The problem may be the 9 spd RD won’t handle the 46t cog. Derailleurs have a spec capacity and max cog size. Capacity is the difference between the smallest and largest cog plus the difference between the smallest and largest chainring.

Can I put 12 speed cassette on HG hub?

Quote from video: As long as it is made for an hg hub.

Is a 12 speed cassette wider than 11 speed?

Since the 12-speed cassette has the same total width as the 11-speed, the space between cogs is narrower.

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 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.

How do I convert 8 speed to 11 speed?

Quote from video: So if you wanted to convert your 8 speed to 11 speed. Then what you need to do is remove your cassette. Start with do is take off the 8 speed.

Can you fit a 10-speed cassette on a 8 speed hub?

Condensed Answer: Shimano and SRAM 10-speed cassettes can be installed on 8-speed hubs because 8,9 and 10-speed cassettes have similar widths. However, a Campagnolo 10-speed cassette won’t fit on an original 8-speed hub due to incompatible spline designs.

Can I put an 11 speed cassette on a 7 speed hub?

Basically, you need to know whether the freehub is 30mm or 35mm wide, and the easiest way to do that is to take the cassette off and measure it. 30mm means you can’t upgrade, 35mm means you can.

Will any cassette fit 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

How do I know what cassette is compatible with my bike?

You can know what cassette to get for your bike by determining the teeth count on the largest sprocket and the smaller sprocket of your current cassette. For example, a size 12-25t cassette, which is standard to road bikes, has 12 teeth on the smallest cog and 25 teeth on the largest cog.

Can I put a 8 speed cassette on a 7 speed hub?

There are a very few exceptions: 7-speed hubs won’t normally accept 8-, 9- or 10 speed cassettes without modification. Click here for details. 7-speed cassettes fit fine on 8- and 9-speed (and most 10-speed) hubs if you put a 4.5 mm spacer onto the body before the cassette.

Can you put a 9 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub?

Condensed Answer: A 9-speed Shimano or SRAM MTB cassette can be installed on a 10-speed Shimano or SRAM MTB hub right away. A 9-speed cassette is wider than a 10-speed road cassette and is therefore too big for 10-speed specific Shimano road hubs.

Can you fit a 9 speed cassette on a 11-speed hub?

Condensed Answer: A 9-speed SRAM or Shimano cassette can be installed on an 11-speed MTB SRAM or Shimano hub right away. A 9-speed SRAM or Shimano cassette will require a 1.85mm spacer to be mounted securely on an 11-speed Shimano or SRAM road hub.

Will a 10 speed cassette fit on an 8 speed hub?

Condensed Answer: Shimano and SRAM 10-speed cassettes can be installed on 8-speed hubs because 8,9 and 10-speed cassettes have similar widths.