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Bicycle Cassettes


Do you want to know more about bike cassettes?

Most bikes used nowadays have a gear changing system that facilitates the cyclist's effort. Through the gear shifters whch can be found on the handlebars, the chain's position both on the chainrings and the cassette sprockets can be changed in order to improve performance when cycling uphill or downhill.

In order to ensure the cassette of your bike is kept in the best condition, is very important to use lubes so that the friction of the chain with the teeth of the chainrings and cassette sprockets does not end up damaging the material. If these components are not greased regularly they will end up wearing out and their lifespan will be much shorter.

How to choose the cassette for your bicycle?

Speeds

A 10-speed cassette is standard on intermediate to high-level road bikes, although some bicycles offer options of up to 11 speeds. Bikes for beginners have 8 or 9 speeds.

Size

When we talk about the cassette , we are referring to the complete cluster of cassette sprockets, which is slotted onto the freehub body on the rear of your bike. The cassettes can be composed of 7 to 10 sprockets. The classification used for the cassettes reflects only the number of teeth of the smallest and largest sprockets. For example, in a normal mountain bike cassette the classification would be 11/32, which refers to a 9-speed sprocket, since it is composed of a small sprocket of 11 teeth, then one of 12, one of 16, of 18, of 21, of 24, of 28 and finally a large sprocket of 32 teeth. This said, in road bikes, the cassettes can have more sprockets, which can allow for more speeds.


Opinions featured in Bicycle Cassettes

SRAM Eagle XG-1299 12-Speed 10/50 Cassette Multicoloured
Excellent quality
Best quality and looks great!
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SRAM GX Eagle XG-1275 12v 10-52 Cassette Black
Quality product
Great product!
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Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed 10/51 Cassette
Value for money
Allways good Quality From shimano
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Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed 10/51 Cassette
Incredible shifting
Shimano’s current 12-speed cassettes with Hyperglide+ are all amazing. I’m currently running XT, but would have happily used SLX if XT was not in stock. Heavier than SRAM, but less expensive and when I compare the two back-to-back, the shifting feels and sounds a little smoother.
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Campagnolo Centaur 10-Speed (12-30) Cassette
Good quality
I have no reasons to doubt this product. But it has not been fitted to one of my old bikes yet so cannot comment. Ranking based on quality name and my previous experience of Campag products (I have Chorus on a 28 year old bike and its still as smooth as back then .... )
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Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-Speed Road Cassette
Great product
Recommended
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Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-Speed Road Cassette
Shimano 10 speed Ultegra cassette
A recommended product. I have used several of these over the years and always am delighted with the performance of them. The finish is easy to clean and stays bright.
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Shimano XT CS-M8000 11-Speed 11/40 Cassette
Top quality parts
Just what i ordered great value thank you again
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Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-Speed Cassette
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Cassette
The Shimano Ultegra R8000 cassette replaces my cassette, this one is fitted to my turbo trainer now. Recommended
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Shimano 105 R7000 11-Speed Cassette
Great price
good value for money
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Shimano Ultegra 6700 10-Speed Road Cassette
Price and value
Genuine products always with Shimano medium range products.
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SunRace 8-Speed Cassette
Good value
Used to run 11/21 but it seems these don't exist anymore. This was the nearest I could find. Is currently working well.
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Campagnolo Centaur 11-Speed (12-32) Cassette Black
Great price for hard to find cassette
Easy to fit and use straight away , makes Hill’s easier
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