## How do I know my cassette size

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).

## 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 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.

## What do numbers on bike cassette mean

Your cassette is an integral part of your bike's drivetrain. … 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).

## Is a 12/25 cassette good for climbing

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.

## What is the difference between 10 and 11 speed chain

**10-speed chains are thicker and therefore potentially stronger than 11-speed chains**. 11-speed chains are slimmer than 10-speed chains. As a result, the derailleur has to move ever so slightly more to initiate a shift. In some cases, this may result in less than ideal shifting speed.

## How can I tell what speed my cassette is

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. The first **number is the number of teeth on the smallest of the** 8 gears. The second number is the number of teeth on the largest of the 8 gears.

## How do I know if I have 10 or 11 speed

**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.Oct 14, 2010

## 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 difference between 11-28 and 11 34 cassette

As shown, the maximum speed is the same with the 11 tooth cog and the 11-28 and **11-30** cassettes share the same gearing combinations until the largest three cogs. However, the 11-34 cassette has easier gearing in every combination except while in the 11 tooth cog.