Cassettes????

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  1. TB1972

    TB1972 New Member

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    What's the difference between a compare 11-25t and a 12-28t cassette on a bike?
     
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  2. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
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    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  5. TB1972

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    Thanks Dave, that answers my question! :)
     
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    mpre53 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. Joe Procopio

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    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!
     
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