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Can you put an 11 speed cassette on a 8 speed bike?

Can you put an 11 speed cassette on a 8 speed bike?

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. 3. 11-speed MTB cassettes can be installed on an 11-speed road hub with a 1.85mm spacer.

What is the best 8 speed cassette?

The Shimano XTR CS-M950 is the best 8 speed cassette money can buy.

Will any 8 speed cassette fit?

Most Shimano-compatible freewheel bodies accept 8-speed cassettes.. Note the following exceptions: Aluminum 10-speed freehub bodies with taller splines work only with 10-speed sprockets. The wider 8-speed cassette does not fit on the narrower 7-speed body.

Can I replace my 8 speed cassette with a 10 speed?

The same thing happened with 10 speed. It still uses the same overall width of an 8 speed cassette – in fact 10 is ever so slightly narrower. Simply put – 8, 9, 10 speed cassettes all fit on the same hub. A seven speed cassette will fit on an 8 speed freehub with the use of a spacer.

What are the ranges of road bike cassettes?

For example, most common road bike cassettes have ranges such as 11-25, 11-28, 11-30, and 11-32, all of which are made by Shimano and SRAM, the two largest cycling component makers.

Which is the best Shimano 8 speed cassette?

SRAM’s PG-850 is lighter, but the greater tooth difference between the larger cogs results in slower downshifts. The SunRace CS-R86 is made in China and prone to quality control issues. So of the remaining Shimano-compatible 8 speed cassettes, this CS-HG51 would seem to be the best option in terms of durability and shift quality.

Which is the best cassette for hill climbing?

With the Shimano HG51 8-Speed Cassette, you have a beefier (or lower) second gear for hill climbing. Here’s the comparison… When I say “better gearing for hills”, this is what I’m trying to convey…

Which is better a cog or a cassette?

Remember that the smaller cogs (with fewer teeth) make it harder to pedal but produce faster speeds, while larger cogs (with more teeth) are easier to pedal, making them ideal for climbing at slower speeds. Cassettes are typically represented by the highest and lowest number of teeth in the cluster.