Cassettes????



TB1972

New Member
Jul 19, 2011
26
1
3
What's the difference between a compare 11-25t and a 12-28t cassette on a bike?
 

danfoz

Well-Known Member
Apr 12, 2011
2,432
91
48
One has a lower range of gears (12-28), and one a higher range of gears.

The 12-28 is going to better for hilly country. Do you have a pending decision of some sort that relates to these two different size cassettes?
 

TB1972

New Member
Jul 19, 2011
26
1
3

daveryanwyoming

Well-Known Member
Oct 3, 2006
3,857
95
0
Cassettes are also very easy to change.

if you aren't happy with the gearing on your bike and if you know you'll want one vs the other (say the 11-28 for hillier riding vs the 11-25 which is still a very reasonable low end gearing choice) then most bike shops will swap out the cassette to one you want at time of purchase as a service or for a very small fee. IOW, don't use the cassette as the major buying point for a new bike as it's very simple to change.

-Dave
 

TB1972

New Member
Jul 19, 2011
26
1
3
Originally Posted by daveryanwyoming .

Cassettes are also very easy to change.

if you aren't happy with the gearing on your bike and if you know you'll want one vs the other (say the 11-28 for hillier riding vs the 11-25 which is still a very reasonable low end gearing choice) then most bike shops will swap out the cassette to one you want at time of purchase as a service or for a very small fee. IOW, don't use the cassette as the major buying point for a new bike as it's very simple to change.

-Dave
Thanks Dave, that answers my question! :)
 

mpre53

Well-Known Member
Feb 20, 2013
1,098
87
48
68
Cape Cod, MA, USA
In addition to the higher/lower extreme ends of your gearing, an 11-28 will have bigger gaps between gears, typically toward the bigger gears in the cassette.

You may go 11, 12, 13,14,15 on the higher end, and then jump to 17,19, 21, and then to 24 or 25, and 28.
 

Joe Procopio

New Member
Feb 15, 2012
1
0
1
IMHO...Go with the Synapse... best bike for longer rides I have ever owned. Extremely comfortable and handles extremely well. Sent from my RAZR MAXX!