Are we allowed to talk about it now?
Average 8 speed cassette: 11-28
Average 9 speed cassette: 11-32
Average 10 speed cassette: 11-36
There were of course bigger 8 speed ones, and 11-34 9 speed ones have become more popular recently.
Going 2×8 would mean a pretty tall bottom gear, or small rings and a low top gear. The wider spread of a 10 speed 11-36 cassette means you can have a wider range of gears on a double crank without crazy intermediate jumps.Posted 7 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Actually, I 'get' the chainset.
I don't race, but like doing long days over rough terrain, often with my camping gear.
That means i appreciate lots of gears, especially low ones, and don't need the high ratio of 44×11. Using a 42 big ring also means that I'll use the big ring slightly more often, and also use it in slightly smaller sprockets, instead of just sitting in big ring/fifth sprocket like I usually do.
In theory this should actually result in slightly longer drivetrain life than I'm used to, probably not what Shimano intended! 😀Posted 7 years ago
er fairly sure shimano already make an 11-36 9 speed cassette, I have only ever ran 11-34 (though I am going to try an 11-28 when I get chance.) I acually have felt for ages the jump in gears between 1–34 cassettes is too much for the bits n bobs of racing I do, for general riding though its fine. so closer ratios would have suited me more a 10 speed 11-34 would probably be about my ideal, wether I would drop a front ring I dont know not dabbled with that, though I did rather enjoy 1×9.
However if the 11-36 is now the new standard cassette I do see why would assume the swap to 2×10Posted 7 years ago
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