## How do I know what size cassette to get

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.1 Mar 2017

## How do I know what kind of cassette I have

The **4 notches found at the top of a** metal cassette are the easiest way to identify the tape type. The notches on the outside of the tape tell the cassette deck to use the bias of a Type II tape. The notches on the inside of the cassette tell the player to push the bias even further!

## 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).2 Dec 2019

## What is the difference between 11 28 and 11-32 cassette

In the event you find yourself grinding up a hill at 7 mph, the 11-32 cassette allows you to ride at 81 rpm, while with the 11-28, you'll be riding at **71 rpm**. … One final thing to note: The 11-32 cassette needs a longer cage derailleur and a longer chain than the 11-28 cassette.13 Apr 2017

## Is an 11 34 cassette good for climbing

All other things being equal, the 34T sprocket on the 11-34T cassette is going to give you the easiest gear. If your bike is currently fitted with an 11-28T cassette, switching to an 11-34T cassette will **make climbing less of a struggle**.6 Dec 2016

## How do I know what kind of cassette to get for my bike

If you have external gears, stand behind your bike and take a look at the right side of the rear wheel. There should be a cluster of gears on the right-hand side. This is your cassette. **Count the number of gears (or steps) in the cassette**.

## How do I know if my cassette is compatible

To determine if a sprocket is a freewheel or cassette system, remove the rear wheel from the bike. **Find the tool fitting on the sprocket set**. Spin the sprockets backwards. If the fittings spin with the cogs, it is a cassette system with a freehub.16 Nov 2017

## How do you tell if your bike is a 11 speed

What size gears do I have? The only way to know what's on your bicycle is **by determining the number of teeth on the largest gear on your rear wheel**. This is typically shown on the cassette's packaging. For example, a road style 8 speed cassette might be marked as: 8 speed – 11-28t.

## Is my bike 11 speed

**Eleven speeds is only possible if you have one front sprocket and 11 rear sprockets**, although it is possible for a 12 speed bike to have two redundant gear ratios, actually it's quite common for a bike to have two or more redundant or nearly redundant ratios.

## How do I know what size my cassette is

Sprockets vary in size according to the number of teeth they have. A cassette may therefore be sized as **11-32t**. The first number refers to the number of teeth on the smallest sprocket (the highest gear, for fast pedalling at speed) and the second number to the biggest sprocket (the lowest gear, for climbing hills).18 Jun 2020