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Is there a FAQ section for determing which cassette is best for a given road
bike rider?
post #2 of 6

Re: Cassette selection

Not written by any competent person, no. Cog selection is as individual
as the rider.

There may be "generalizations" though. i.e.: "Lots of hills, wide range,
"mostly flat narrow range" etc.

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"May you have the winds at your back,
And a really low gear for the hills!"

Chris Zacho ~ "Your Friendly Neighborhood Wheelman"

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post #3 of 6

Re: Cassette selection

John Missing wrote:
> Is there a FAQ section for determing which cassette is best for a
> given road bike rider?


I like my Best of The Cowsills tape.
post #4 of 6

Re: Cassette selection

Hmm... here's an idea.

Compare the gears of different cassette/chainring combinations with
Sheldon Brown's gear ratio calculator. That way you can get an idea of
the spacing and range of possible gear combinations.

Then you can compare that to your current setup and see what the
differences are.

That would hopefully give you an idea of how your gearing would change
by switching to a different cassette.
post #5 of 6

Re: Cassette selection

try topozone and weatherchannel.com.ru
post #6 of 6

Re: Cassette selection

shimano knows. the gears on 7 speed freewheels are sweet
but the more gears the less sweetness one feels?
but one can find a sweet gear and add another next to it for two sweet
spots in the cassette's middle
if this doesn't de track from the overall efficiency
for longer cassette chain life maybe?
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