Contents

- 1 What is the best cassette for triathlon?
- 2 Which cassette ratio is best for climbing?
- 3 How do I choose a cassette ratio?
- 4 How many cassette speed do I have?
- 5 What is an 11 28 cassette?
- 6 Which gear ratio is faster in cycling?
- 7 What gear combination is best for going uphill?
- 8 Does higher gear ratio mean faster?
- 9 Is 1×11 better than 2×10?
- 10 What size cassette do pros use?
- 11 What does an 11 32 cassette mean on a bike?
- 12 What is the easiest gear on a bike?
- 13 Can you put an 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed bike?
- 14 How often should you replace your cassette?
- 15 What is the difference between a cassette and a freewheel?

## What is the best cassette for triathlon?

10 and 11-Speed Gearing Systems:

- Front Chainring: 50/34 compact.
- Rear Cassette: 12/28 for most courses, consider a /30 or /32 rear cassette for extremely hilly courses.

## Which cassette ratio is best for climbing?

For hill climbing and mountainous terrain, we recommend a road cassette such as the 11-32T SRAM Red 22 XG1190 11 Speed Cassette (A2), or the 11-34T Shimano Ultegra R8000 11 Speed Cassette.

## How do I choose a cassette ratio?

The rule of thumb for choosing the right bike cassette is that the closer the number of “teeth” from the largest and the smallest cogs, the smaller the variation between gears, which ensures a smooth gear change.

## How many cassette speed do I have?

Multiply the front gear number by the rear gear number to get the number of speeds. For example, if you have two front gears and five back gears, you have a 10-speed bike. If you have one front gear and three back gears, you have a 3-speed bike.

## 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.

## Which gear ratio is faster in cycling?

A range of 300% or 3:1 means that for the same pedalling speed a cyclist could travel 3 times as fast in top gear as in bottom gear (assuming sufficient strength, etc.). Conversely, for the same pedalling effort, a cyclist could climb a much steeper hill in bottom gear than in top gear.

## What gear combination is best for going uphill?

When riding uphill or into a headwind, it’s best to use the small or middle front chainring and bigger rear cogs. When riding downhill, it’s best to use the bigger front chainring and a range of the smaller rear cogs.

## Does higher gear ratio mean faster?

A lower (taller) gear ratio provides a higher top speed, and a higher (shorter) gear ratio provides faster acceleration.. Besides the gears in the transmission, there is also a gear in the rear differential. This is known as the final drive, differential gear, Crown Wheel Pinion (CWP) or ring and pinion.

## Is 1×11 better than 2×10?

If you ride long climbs (particularly at altitudes of more than 9,000 feet) with no fire roads or asphalt, 1×11 may be an option if you are a strong rider. If you’re concerned with optimizing performance and don’t want to give up gears on the climbs or descents, then 2×10 is likely the better choice for you.

## What size cassette do pros use?

Pros often use a 55×11-tooth high gear for time trials. On flat or rolling stages they might have 53/39T chainrings with an 11-21T cassette. In moderate mountains they switch to a large cog of 23T or 25T. These days, they’ve joined the big-gear revolution like many recreational riders.

## 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).

## 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 you put an 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed bike?

Can you put an 11-speed mtb cassette on a 10-speed freehub? Yes, you can. All mountain bike cassettes are made to fit standard HG freehub.

## How often should you replace your cassette?

My rule of thumb is to replace it at 75 per cent wear (as measured with a chain-wear indicator). If you stick with this guideline, your cassette and chainrings will last a lot longer. A cassette, in most cases, can last for approximately two to three chain replacements if they are done at the right time.

## What is the difference between a cassette and a freewheel?

What is the main difference between freewheel and cassette hub? The freewheel is a single-unit and the act of pedaling tightens the freewheel to the hub. Whereas the cassette hub is a set of gears (cogs) that slides onto a cassette and is held in place by a lock ring.