Can I use a 11-32 cassette with a short cage rear mech (hardtail)?

Home Forum Bike Forum Can I use a 11-32 cassette with a short cage rear mech (hardtail)?

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Can I use a 11-32 cassette with a short cage rear mech (hardtail)?
  • Premier Icon granny_ring
    Subscriber

    As above thanks

    enfht
    Member

    I do.

    Single or double front rings yes?

    wysiwyg
    Member

    How many rings up front?

    Premier Icon granny_ring
    Subscriber
    Premier Icon boriselbrus
    Subscriber

    Yes, unless you cross your gears up (big/big or small/small combinations) On my cross bike I run a road triple (30/40/52) with a 12-27 cassette and a super short mech and it’s worked fine for 6 years.

    wysiwyg
    Member

    Personally I wouldnt, as you do forget what gear youre in sometimes when you should shift front down you shift rear up… graunch

    nicko74
    Member

    I do, haven’t had any problems (touch wood).

    Premier Icon granny_ring
    Subscriber

    Ok cheers.

    saladdodger
    Member

    I run a 11/32 9 speed cassette with a triple 22/32/44 chainset

    I hardly use the 44 so no problem but in the big ring towards the top of the cassette could be disaterous

    Yep, have done since my first Clockwork in ’93. Just set the chain so it will just accommodate big/big so it doesn’t all jam up if you accidentally shift into big/big. The chain will be slack in small/small, but how often do you go below the 5th sprocket before going back to the middle ring?

    Rob

    will
    Member

    Yes:

    Although I snapped the rear mech. Always felt there was too much pressure running through the gears, so now have along cage XT.

    rocketman
    Member

    Short cage X7 with a 32T chainring and 11-32 cassette works great for me.

    Would not use it with a double or a triple or on a FS though.

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

The topic ‘Can I use a 11-32 cassette with a short cage rear mech (hardtail)?’ is closed to new replies.