I bought the 11-25 which is great because I just hate running out of gears as I decend.
The range is nice and wide, while there are no big ratio jumps through the changes. I can hardly feel the shifts, and it has combined well with the 105 derailleur which I replaced at the same time.
The last one took me around 10,000 km, with some pretty poor maintenance on my part, so they are pretty durable as well.
15 July 2010
solid and great value
went on easily, good solid shimano cassette. if you need a 9 speed then there's no other option really.
05 September 2016
Solved skipping chain
I had the classic problem of a skipping chain - new chain on old cassette. It was rather disappointing, cos it was only chain no3, and only 4000 miles or so, with proper maintenance in between.
The original cassette was SRAM,. This Shimano replacement solved the problem, but I'll have to wait and see whether it is more durable.
28 August 2016
Easy to fit and will last for years on my commuter
24 August 2016
Great range of gears
Bought this as part of a drive train upgrade. Extra gearing for the uphills has helped massively! Can't go wrong with it for durability either. Easily over 2000km done and no issues.
26 July 2016
Simply wanted a replacement of an identical worn cassette (the original lasted about 10,000 km with infrequent drivetrain cleaning/lubing, tut , tut, tut), replaced one for one, easy to fit using the simple and helpful instructions. High quality product which this time I hope to keep going for even longer with more regular drivetrain cleaning and lubing.
07 July 2016
Does what I needed
I wanted to push the limits on the Cyclorcross bike for use on cross country MTB trails.
The 30T biggest cog is exactly what I needed. It fits and paired with a compact crank, gives me a nearly 1:1 ratio for steep climbs.
Shifts are smooth, and performance seems the same as my SRAM 11-26.
No idea how it will hold up, but I expect like most Shimano products at this price point it will be excellent, if a little heavy.
30 June 2016
Great quality and value
Reasonably priced, easy to install and decent quality as you would expect from shimano
29 June 2016
Exactly What I needed
I normally run on Shimano 28/11 but was heading out to the Alps with some serious mountain stages. I wanted to have a spare cog during times of fatigue and I am so glad I did. Although you lose out on a gear in the middle cogs this is hardly noticeable especially when your climbing for 20km +. I found I was jumping into the 32 when hitting sections of over 10% that run for several kilometres.
29 June 2016
Very good quality
Very good quality of the cassette and great price. The last two gears have very small differences I can barely feel it when cycling otherwise everything else is what you get for this price range
26 June 2016
Well made, easy to install, no problems. The best cassette that I have purchased today.
22 June 2016
Durable and smooth finish
Mid level or entry level cassette for the vast majority of the recreational riding that I do.
19 June 2016
dose what is should at a good price
I switched an older model for this the grouping is slightly different and spacers are plastic but it fits well and shifting is perfect.
16 June 2016
Does the job
My bike came with a 11-27 cassette which left my legs wanting more on the hills.
This works fine with my 9 Speed Sora groupset and I actually find that it shifts a lot cleaner than the previous cassette for some reason
06 June 2016
Well it fits and it works
It is hard to explain something as obviously functional and specific as a cassette. It fits, it works, it is round and has teeth. Good price and durability. It is for a turbo wheel so weight isn't an issue. The one negative, this cassette doesn't play songs!
06 June 2016
Usual Shimano quality
A great cassette from a reliable and high quality supplier. Wiggle price was the best and it was delivered very quickly.
01 June 2016
Direct replacement bringing enhanced gear changes.
Direct replacement for my bike's original cassette. Easily fitted along with a new chain and immediately noticed improved smoothness in gear changes.
Having just done this job for the first time, including re-indexing of the gears, it really is good to have YouTube videos available to which to refer.
18 May 2016
I am happy with this item.
Excellent match to my bicycle. I will recommend it to mountain and cross country bikers
17 May 2016
First time replacement of a speed cassette. Not too difficult to do and works like a new bicycle. Still going strong of many months use.
07 May 2016
It's hard enough in winter without tight ratios
A cassette with a 'Hail Mary' ring for getting home up the last hill after a nasty winter ride.
06 May 2016
Hard wearing Great value
Allways use these on Dawes Super Galaxy suits my work horse
01 May 2016
Good 9 speed cassette
This a great low cost 9 speed cassette, which I bought configured with 34 to 11 cogs.
Ideal for training bike and lowest gear is great to help climb steep inclines.
26 April 2016
Had to swap smallest cogs with old one
No idea why this happened as it was a straight swap for an old HG50 cassette on my son's bike but when fitting the cassette and tightening up there was about 2mm of play ie a loose cassette. Tried everything until eventually swapped over the smallest cogs with the old one and consequently it worked and tightened. I can only assume this was a one-off faulty one but stuck with this as his was not worn, he just wanted 11-30 instead of 11-25 and that is an improvement. Not the same standard as Ultegra that I use but reliable and inexpensive.
18 April 2016
CHEAP AS CHIPS
THIS IS A GREAT CASSETTE FOR THE MONEY GOOD CRISP SHIFT HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO MY BIKE
30 March 2016
Basic Cassette, Does the Job
Bought this hub when swapping my Campag set up Fulcrums from my summer bike onto my Shimano winter warrior as part of upgrading my besty. Does the job, no complaints. Good price.
15 March 2016
Shimano HG50 9 Sp cassette
Cheap and good value for money....................
10 March 2016
Why spend more for my level of use.
This is what came on the original bike and has proved to be reliable over many years. I've had the bike 10 years and think this is only the second time I've changes it. Great value for money.
04 March 2016
Fantastic product on an absurd low price, arrived in 3 days. AWESOME!!!
01 March 2016
Great value item
Bought as a replacement, great value, does the job well. At this price can afford to change regularly.
29 February 2016
Quality Shimano product
Does the job well for my mountain bike at a reasonable price
27 February 2016
Hi, Recently I bought (from wiggle) a Shimano RS010 Rear Wheel 10/11Sp for use on a taxc trainer. The bike I'm using has an old shimano tiagra 9 speed cassette. Can I use this product on the above wheel with the tiagra group if I buy spacers also? Which spacers do you recommend? Or what cassette would you recomend instead? Thanks.
What spacer(s) required to run this cassette on Shimano RS81 C24 wheels please? The note with the 1.85mm spacer says it's for 10 speed cassettes and I believe this 9 speed casette is actually a bit wider. If I search the web and the answers here (on the wheels), I get conflicting answers. Thanks.
My current cassette has 12-32t ratio. Bike is a 9 speed Felt Z95 SORA (2014) from Wiggle. I'm putting the new cassette on newly purchased wheels. I think my bike will have the extended deralieur already, so should this cassette with 11-30 ratio go on without a problem? Also what chain do you recommend for this cassette?
i have recently acquired a mavic aksium race wheelset,it needs a cassette im running a 9 speed sora/tiagra set up on my bike so I know this should fit,my problem is ive read confusing things about spacers that should be used on mavic wheels,there is no spacer supplied with the wheel so do I need one along with the cassette and if so what do I need.
I have Mavic Cosmic Elite wheels and I'm using sora and I had to use the spacer. If u bought them new the spacer should have come with them. If not try searching online for one. They're not that expensive, only a few £££.
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The Mavic freehub is designed to take a Mavic casette (which doesn't need a spacer) so if you're using the Shimano HG50 with Mavic Aksiums you will need a spacer, these should be available online (perhaps on here??) from ~ £1.99 or alternatively try your friendly LBS. I've got one on my bike (Sora Groupset with Mavic Aksiums) and it came with the wheels.
Is this compatible with the following rear wheel, chain and chainset: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-rs11-clincher-rear-wheel/ http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-hg93-9-speed-chain/ http://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-tiagra-4603-hollowtech-ii-10-spd-triple-chainset/
I am only going to answer this in relation to the HG93 chain. The instructions that come with either (or both) the cassette or chain state that these two are not compatible. However, I am happily running an HG50 cassette with an HG93 chain and not noticing any real problems. It is possible that the internal width of the chain is slightly too narrow for accurate running on the width of the cassette cogs and that some people may experience incompatibility, especially on the larger chain angles, especially when running from the small ring to a small cog.
Yes, likely, this is the same cassette as found stock on the Allez sport. However you should make sure that your bike has at least a medium length rear derailleur to accommodate the larger sprockets, otherwise the ratio change would be ill advised..
I have purchase some Fulcrum 7 wheels (shimano fit) and my question is, can I pair the wheels with this cassette and will it work with my sora setup? Currently the felt has The standard wheels and with the standard sun race casette.
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The capacity of your derailleur will affect it's suitability to handle a 30 tooth sprocket. I am afraid that in this case we would require a few more details from you. Please use our Contact Us form on the following link and we should be able to help you further:
I bought my road bike second hand (with paperwork from the seller to prove he ordered it new rather than stole it) and according to that paperwork it has:
- Tiagra double 4500 9 speed chainset 170 39/52 on the front; and
- Tiagra 9 speed hg50 12-23 on the back.
I was aware at the time that this was highly geared setup and it is fine for my commute but if I go to the hills on the weekends I am finding that I get into my lowest gear far too quickly (even accounting for the fact I need to do more training).
My questions are:
1. I understand that an 11-30 cassette would be too big for a road bike or I would at least have to a larger rear mech cage - Is that right?
2. If I change to a 12-27 would I have to change: (a) the rear mech cage anyway? and/or (b) the chain?
3. If I change to a 12-27, is a low ratio of 1.44 low enough for a weekend rider to enjoy riding in the hills (box hill etc.) or do I need to bite the bullet and change the chainset? (I would rather not at this stage if I can avoid it given that a new cassette plus tools to fit it myself is about £30 vs over £100 for the chainset and I probably couldn't fit it myself).
I fitted a 30 tooth rear cassette on both mine and my wife's bike (from 25 tooth) both fitted with low end Shimano group sets and did not have any problem with the cage clearance, I did not even need to make an adjustment to the mech. Made a huge difference in the climbs around the Chilterns. A 30 is the absolute limit and in some cases may not fit, you need to try it. A 27 tooth should be no problem. I would say though that if you do fit a 30 then make sure you don't use it in the big rings front and back as the cage will be pulled forward a lot if you don't fit a slightly longer chain
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I can confirm that the larger ratio cassette would be the better option to go for and is compatible with a standard rear mech, though you would not be able to go any bigger than this. Chainwise, I would advise changing the chain purely from a wear point of view; as these wear together an old chain on a new cassette may cause gear slipping issues.
Looking to buy a new cassette for a new set of wheels I'm buying. Is the HG80 lighter than the HG50. I have a 12-27t but was interested in the 11-28t HG80, Shimano only list it as a MTB cassette? Are there any disadvantages in the slightly wider spread in the ratio?
In general always best to have gear ratios as close as possible so that the jump from one gear to the next isn't too big. Matters less in MTB riding than on the road. Having said that a broad spread of gears - particularly with a 27/8 is good for the bigger hilly sportives. Other option is a compact chain set . Generally the bigger the sprockets the more metal so the more they weigh.
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28 T may be too much for most rear derailleurs on road bikes (27 is the usual max). You can try adjusting the "B" tension screw to its maximum or even reversing it. If this doesn't work you may have to use a long cage rear derailleur usually sold as mtb derailleurs. These work just as well as a road derrailuer but are a little heavier. I use a shimano XT rear derailleur on my touring bike and this can run with a 32 on the rear no problem.
I need to replace my cassette, which is a CS HG50 12/25T on my winter commuter . You sell an HG50 with 12/25T; but the nearest CS version is11/32. Just wondering what the difference is between the CS version & non-CS version. Should I stick with same ratio & go non-CS or stick with CS version & change ratios. Thanks.