Will I notice a real difference between a 32 or 36 tooth rear cassette?

Home Forum Bike Forum Will I notice a real difference between a 32 or 36 tooth rear cassette?

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Will I notice a real difference between a 32 or 36 tooth rear cassette?
  • Premier Icon somouk
    Subscriber

    I’ve been out grinding up and down hills at Cannock today and the bike is currently a 1 x 10.

    The rear is an 11-32 and it’s pretty tough going up some of the hills even on the easy cog, would I notice a significant difference changing to an 11-36 cassette or should I consider adding the granny ring back on the front?

    I’d be surprised if you didn’t.

    Yes, you’d notice the 10% difference, but you’d notice the 30-40% from a 2nd chainring more!

    Premier Icon njee20
    Subscriber
    Premier Icon oxym0r0n
    Subscriber

    Just about managed on 32 front, 32 back on my solaris -enough to go to 36 when I went 10speed. 36 is better and I don’t feel I need any 1-up stuff. Mind you, SS is fine around cannock!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    If you don’t then you might just have fluctuating levels of energy and enthusiasm.

    Premier Icon CheesybeanZ
    Subscriber

    Yes, you’d notice the 10% difference,

    I think its 12.5% difference .

    Premier Icon miketually
    Subscriber

    Can you tell the difference between a 28t and the 32t?

    Premier Icon ampthill
    Subscriber

    Can you tell the difference between a 28t and the 32t?

    Good one

    If you bother changing gear then yes

    Not sure which I enjoy more.

    Threads about 1 chain ring and how to get a wider gear range

    or threads about rigid bikes and reducing the pain of bumpy trails

    Premier Icon somouk
    Subscriber

    Can you tell the difference between a 28t and the 32t?

    Never thought of it like that. I’ll swap the cassette and see how it goes.

    Premier Icon postierich
    Subscriber

    Used to ride 32:16 and it was the perfect gear for the Chase including the cheek!

    Premier Icon ampthill
    Subscriber

    Never thought of it like that. I’ll swap the cassette and see how it goes.

    Swap the cassette? I think he just meant change gear

Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)

The topic ‘Will I notice a real difference between a 32 or 36 tooth rear cassette?’ is closed to new replies.