Sram red cassette - better gearing options?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
User avatar
Juanmoretime
Administrator
Posts: 7043
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Location: Urbana, Illinois

by Juanmoretime

I use the standard 11-26 on my cross bike and I don't find it noisy at all. I also use my 11 tooth quite a bit. Did not hit 46.7 mph by not using my 11. FWIW this was on loose gravel too. ( Gravel Road race)

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/411460956
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

by Weenie


User avatar
showdown
Posts: 232
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:48 pm

by showdown

Those elastomers... you can replace them with o-rings.

A friend of mine who worked at SRAM for a while told me when one of mine snapped that a simple hardware store o-ring will suffice as a replacement. Surely they'e not identical and really the elastomers are there to absorb vibration so that it doesn't echo through the hollow cassette...

Also- I have over they years accumulated perhaps a dozen SRAM cassettes and have mixed and matched the cogs (sometimes on purpose, other times due to inattention) and never had any adverse results...

And here in Chicago, save for the occasional 30mph tailwind, my 11 rarely sees a chain...

-J

User avatar
CharlesM
Posts: 5771
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:37 am
Location: Phoenix Arizona

by CharlesM

SRAM SELL A 12-27 10 SPEED...

They make 12026, 12-28 and 12-32 as well

Damn guys, do a little homework...

http://www.sram.com/sram/road/component/cassettes

kulivontot
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm

by kulivontot

Buuuuuuut Red

mattr
Posts: 3415
Joined: Fri May 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Location: The Grim North.

by mattr

kulivontot wrote:At the same time, if it's that steep, you're going to be even more likely to spin out on the downhill.
If its that steep, its *unlikely* to be nice long straight bits of tarmac, more likely to be windy and orrible. More likely to need decent brakes than an 11T.

kulivontot
Posts: 1170
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 7:28 pm

by kulivontot

You can't have both?

Briscoelab
Posts: 1725
Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:01 pm

by Briscoelab

The Sram Red 12-27 is a nice cassette. I bought it for my cx bike, but it works fine on the road as well. (why wouldn't it?) Yes, it is a bit nosier than a DA cassette. But, so are all Sram cassettes.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post