What is the best cassette ratio?

What is the best cassette ratio?

The vast majority of road bikes come with a 12-25 cassette, which is suitable for most cycling terrain when paired with a compact or standard chainset. 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.

Does it matter how many teeth on a cassette?

As most bikes come supplied with a cassette with a 25 tooth sprocket as the largest sprocket, if you switch to a cassette with a larger biggest sprocket (somewhere around 28 teeth) it will make a big difference. Bigger than you think. Three little teeth doesn’t sound like much difference but it really is.

What does 11 36t cassette mean?

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.

What gear should I use going uphill on a bike?

Low Gear = Easy = Good for Climbing: The “low” gear on your bike is the smallest chain ring in the front and the largest cog on your cassette (rear gears). In this position, the pedaling will be the easiest and you’ll be able to pedal uphill with the smallest amount of resistance.

What is the best chainring for climbing?

Mountain bike chainrings are available in smaller sizes all the way down to 26t, though I’d recommend most riders try a 30t or 28t first to experience how much easier it is to climb. For gravel bikes, I wouldn’t recommend going any smaller than 38t to maintain top-end speed on downhills.

What’s the difference between a 12-25 and 11-25 cassette?

On the other hand, the second-to-last cog is very usable most on most (double) transmissions. Therefore, with a 11-25 cassette, you can ride on “small-ring”/12 rather than “small-ring”/13 like you can on a 12-25 cassette (regardless of whether the “small ring” is 34, 39 or anything else).

Is a 12-25 cassette better than an 11-28?

I just went from a 12-25 to an 11-28 on a compact (50-34). Definitely better on the climbs and I’ve found use for the 11 with the big ring as well (although spinning it out does occur on descents). I changed my cassette to an 11-28 (SRAM Force).

Do I need to change chain for 11-28 cassette?

I changed my cassette to an 11-28 (SRAM Force). You don’t need to change chains. the 11 cog is only used going down steep hills and if I were changing again I would probably go for 12-28.

Which hub for cassette cassettes with 11 cogs?

For instance, if we consider Shimano HyperGlide: the Shimano cassettes which have 11 cogs require the HyperGlide-C (compact) style hub, whose splines do not extend all the way to the edge. The 11 cog does not actually go onto the splines like the other cogs.