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Shimano Cassette options(3 posts)

Shimano Cassette optionstad
Jun 17, 2002 1:05 PM
I have 9 speed Shimano stuff, and I want to experiment with some new gear ratios, but I'm not sure what my options are. I currently ride with a 12x25, but it's not quite enough for some of the mountainous rides that I do. I borrowed a friend's 12x27, but it was a little too much. So, I feel a 26 would be a happy medium, but I would like to keep my 12 (13 would be okay). I've also heard that a 16 is a sweet spot for many cyclists so I would like to try it out as well. So....can I get a 16 and/or a 26 equipped cassette for Shimano stuff? Thanks.
re: Shimano Cassette optionslaffeaux
Jun 17, 2002 1:10 PM
Take a look here:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#9cassettes
re: Shimano Cassette optionsChen2
Jun 18, 2002 6:30 AM
Shimano makes an Ultegra 13-25 that includes a 16. The European web site has cassette charts and exploded views. I have a 13-26 that I made using some Ultegra cogs, XTR cogs, and Sheldon Brown cogs. If you start with a 13 it needs to have a built-in spacer to work with the lock ring. Sheldon sells cassette cogs as well as complete cassettes.
~Al