Needing a new chain cassette on the roadie, currently have 11-28 which is standard AFAIK.
Now should I change to say an 12-27 and if I did what would be the benefits/difficulties?
I’m keen to do a few crits this summer and but don’t want to be left short on the road rides to the hills by going lower to say an 11-23 as I’m shite at climbing as it is!
Yup 11-25 is the king… It’s even better in 11speed as its nice and tight. I run 52/36 up front and it’s a good set up for me. Plenty of top end ( there are a few places in our regular rides that its better for ) and plenty of spin for steep or big hills
was riding standard 53-39 and 11-25 on my old roadie, but my new one comes with a compact 50-34 with 11-28 I believe. maily racing crits and am a sprinter, no real top end power but i have a kick. Any recomendations whether i should bother trying to get the cassette changed out before i pick it up
Also, if you’re worried about gaps in the gears for different cassettes, Sheldon has a good list of 10 speed cassettes and what gears they have which I found pretty handy for comparing the different options.
yea, thought it was odd when i found out, the whole top end of the merida range has gone compact cranks (except the sram red model) and they are all 11-28 cassettes apart from the aero models which are still 11-25.