Is an 11-34 cassette good for climbing?

Is an 11-34 cassette good for climbing?

All other things being equal, the 34T sprocket on the 11-34T cassette is going to give you the easiest gear. If your bike is currently fitted with an 11-28T cassette, switching to an 11-34T cassette will make climbing less of a struggle.

What is the difference between cassette sizes?

A cassette size, however, depends on the number of teeth. They are referred to as 11-23, 11-32, and so on. The first number is the total number of teeth on the smallest sprocket while the second is the total number of teeth on the biggest one.

Does the number of teeth on a cassette matter?

Each sprocket has a different amount of teeth. A higher amount of teeth makes it easier to pedal than a low number and vice versa.

Which gear to use uphill in cycle?

Low Gear = Easy = Good for Climbing: The “low” gear on your bike is the smallest chain ring in the front and the largest cog on your cassette (rear gears). In this position, the pedaling will be the easiest and you’ll be able to pedal uphill with the smallest amount of resistance.

What’s the difference between a 11-32 and 11-34 cassette?

I have just gone from a 11-32 to a 11-34. 11-34 just simply gives you more torque to climb with, good for hilly areas. 11-32 is good for farely flat areas. I thought I hasd 11-34 on my lightweight build bike so bought same in XTR. When I removed the old cassette, I was quite annoyed to find it 11-32 GGGRrrrrrrrr 😈

How much difference is there between a 32 and 34 gear?

if you do lots of hills and steep climbs then 11-34 it is. If you’re fine as you are then save the weight. There are slightly bigger jumps between the top 4-5 gears. For me the difference was topping out at 25-27% climbs with a 32, vs. 28-32% with a 34.

Can you run out of gears on a cassette?

actually the ‘runnign out of gears’ will happen at the same time with both as they both have 11 teeth at the bottom. what you’ll get is a bigger jump between gears in the middle of the cassette so you may find yourself ‘between gears’ for your preferred cadence. Definitely think tims answer is the best so far.

Do You Use Your granny ring on your 11-34 cassette?

I’ve still got my granny ring, but rarely use it with the 11-34 cassette. 34-22 enables more effective grovelling up hills. Don’t use that option very often myself but it’s occasionally nice to have. I prefer the wider range it gives the middle ring.