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What is the maximum number of cassette teeth compatible with Shimano 11 speed 53-39T, 52-36T & 50-34T crankset?

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Asked by: Karen Peck

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 all 11 speed cassettes compatible?

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).

How do you calculate tooth capacity?

Subtract the number of teeth on the smallest chainring from the number of teeth on the largest chainring. 52-36= 16. Now subtract the number of teeth on the smallest cassette cog from the number of teeth on the biggest cassette cog.

How many teeth does a cassette have?

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.

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 many teeth does an 11 speed have?

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).

Which cassette ratio is best for climbing?

Here’s the short answer:

  • The best mountain bike gear ratio for climbing is 46 to 49 on a chainring and 16 to 18 on a cassette. …
  • These can consist of chains, front/rear shifters, cassettes, front/rear derailleurs, and chainrings.

Do I need a spacer for 11 speed cassette?

The answer is yes, you do need a spacer with an 11-speed cassette, but only if you run your 11 speed Shimano or SRAM drivetrain on a 10 or 9-speed freehub.

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

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


Quote from video: If we go right up to the big ring at the front and all the way up to the biggest cog. At the back you can see there's a lot of tension in a chain. So that cage has had to move right forward.

Which is better long cage or short cage derailleur?

It’s generally best to go for as short a derailleur cage as you can get away with, as long as you can avoid the chain contorting on the extremes of the cassette, such as using the largest on both sprocket and chainring. Smaller cages tend to have snappier gear changes, they’re lighter, and also less exposed to damage.

Can I use 11 speed derailleur with 10-speed cassette?

Can An 11-speed Derailleur Work With a 10-speed Cassette and Shifter? Condensed Answer: Shimano’s 11-speed derailleurs have a different rear shift ratio than 10-speed derailleurs and are therefore not compatible with 10-speed indexed shifters.

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.

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 is a granny gear on a bike?

The granny gear is the smallest cog on the front crankset of your bike. If you haven’t already become best friends with it, you may need to start!

Does the amount of teeth on a sprocket matter?

Re: If the gear ratio is the same, does sprocket size matter? The sprocket size matters since you are looking at teeth per metre on the sprocket wheel, and the teeth must be of similar size, which means to decrease or increase numbers of teeth the sprocket size must change.

How do you know how many teeth to get on a chainring?

Quote from video: And you could go around it just count the number of teeth on the chainring. And that's real easy or often the chain rings will have a number stamped on theirs this is 53.

How do you count teeth on a bike cassette?

The first number refers to the number of teeth on the smallest sprocket (the highest gear, for fast pedalling at speed) and the second number to the biggest sprocket (the lowest gear, for climbing hills).

How do you count bikes on teeth?

THE ANSWER: “You can determine the gear ratio by dividing the number of teeth on the front cog by the number of teeth on the rear cog,” writes Henry Ko of Montreal. For example, his bike has one gear with 39 teeth on the front cog and 18 on the rear.

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 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.