You asked: How do I know what kind of cassette to get for my bike?

How do I know what size my cassette is?

Take an alligator clip or put your finger on one tooth on the largest cog. Count the number of teeth in the cog. Do the same thing with the smallest cog. Now you know what cassette you have.

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.

What is an 11 28 cassette?

Currently, the most common gearing setup on new road bikes is a 50/34 chainset with an 11-28 cassette. This means that the big and small chainring have 50 and 34 teeth, respectively, and the cassette’s smallest cog has 11 teeth and its largest cog has 28 teeth.

Are all cassette tapes the same size?

in the audio cassette world, all cassettes are the same shape and same size. “type” refers to the chemistry of the tape. knowing the chemistry is important because different type tapes have different effects on sound reproduction.

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How much does it cost to replace a bike cassette?

The cost to replace a cassette or freewheel can range anywhere from $25 to upwards of $300 on high end bikes and chainrings can run anywhere from around $40 to $250 on high end bikes.

How often should you replace bike cassette?

As mentioned, you will want to replace your bike cassette at least once every three years, even if you are not riding super regularly. However, if you are riding your bike a high mileage each year, you will want to change the cassette each season.

What is the easiest gear on a bike?

Low Gear. The low gear is the “easy” gear and is primarily used when climbing. The low gear is the smallest chain ring in the front, and the largest cog on the rear cassette. In this position pedaling will be easiest and the least amount of force will be required to push the pedals.

Can freehub bodies swap?

If you need to change your freehub/driver, you will need to get the same brand and model. You cannot mix-n-match freehub/drivers from different brands. They will not work.

Can you fit an 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.