- Garbaruk Cassettes – Anyone tried them?
Has anyone bought one of the Garbaruk wide range cassettes for either Shimano or SRAM XD freehubs?
They look very trick on their website, all machined out like the SRAM Eagle ones, super light too.
I quite fancy switching from 2×11 to 1×11, but as I prefer to sit and spin on the climbs I want a wide range of gear ratios. I’ve been put off the Sunrace and Shimano big range cassettes as they are relatively heavy. It just seems like you’re moving the extra weight of the front mech, extra chainring and shifter from the sprung mass of the main triangle to the un-sprung mass of the back wheel. The Garbaruk cassette looks like the perfect solution for a shimano drivetrain, if a bit pricey.
Just looking for feedback on real world experience before I consider dropping £180 on a cassette!Posted 1 year ago
No, not used that one, but for the reasons you list, I use the Hope 10-48.
I know it has more alu cogs but that section is readily available. Also, I found on my XX1 cassette, that I avoided the top alu cog because I was worried about wearing it out. On the Hope, I don’t because it’s easier the replace and once you’re two thirds of the way up the cassette, you’re in it anyway. Once there, you might as well use all four (if that makes sense).Posted 1 year ago
I’ve only had SRAM Eagle 3 months, but in that time it been pretty much flawless. 600km covered, including a week in the Alps riding rough terrain in Les Arc, La Thuile and Tignes, 2 full days at Bike Park Wales, trips to Tidworth, Windhill and multiple rides in Surrey Hills. I’ve had few offs with the bike coming down on the drive side, yet everything is still running smooth. The revised bottom jockey wheel design on the latest derailleurs seems to have resolved the issue of them eating themselves and rear wheels too. So if you’re 12 speed curious don’t let the nay-sayers put you off.Posted 1 year ago
@mrmo, I’ve seen a thread on weightweenies which suggests that the spacing between shimano and sram is just the tiniest bit different, enough to stop it working – I had the same idea.
That’s the thread where people talk about issues with eagle.Posted 1 year agowwaswasSubscriber
I got a 50T Gabaruk+mech extender for my fatty when I went 1×11 as I wanted the range to match the grip. I know weight watchign and fat bikes aren’t naturally placed toegther but the cassette is seriously light.
All been good to date no obvious wear after a few hundred miles – I’d buy another.Posted 1 year ago
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