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Upgrading to 12-speed


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Lately I've been asked many questions by guys wanting to upgrade to 12-speed (either SRAM or Shimano) and realise there's a lot of confusion out there.
 
I've just published an article on this topic - hopefully it'll shed some light on the subject.
 
 
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Thank you Nick

 

May be worth mentioning that many of the 11-speed options fit straight onto the older Shimano HG freebody.  Think the widest range being the 11-50 Sunrace cassette.  So not the max gear range as found in the 10-50 options, but a nice affordable option.

 

 

Nick what is your experience with the e13 9-50 setup ?  Is it as easy as replacing my GX cassette, maybe a slight adjustment of the B-screw and checking the limit settings ?  On the tar sections I often want just a bit more top end ....

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Thank you Nick

 

May be worth mentioning that many of the 11-speed options fit straight onto the older Shimano HG freebody.  Think the widest range being the 11-50 Sunrace cassette.  So not the max gear range as found in the 10-50 options, but a nice affordable option.

 

 

Nick what is your experience with the e13 9-50 setup ?  Is it as easy as replacing my GX cassette, maybe a slight adjustment of the B-screw and checking the limit settings ?  On the tar sections I often want just a bit more top end ....

 

I have no experience with the e*13 except that they seem pricey, but are really well made.

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Thank you Nick

 

May be worth mentioning that many of the 11-speed options fit straight onto the older Shimano HG freebody.  Think the widest range being the 11-50 Sunrace cassette.  So not the max gear range as found in the 10-50 options, but a nice affordable option.

 

 

Nick what is your experience with the e13 9-50 setup ?  Is it as easy as replacing my GX cassette, maybe a slight adjustment of the B-screw and checking the limit settings ?  On the tar sections I often want just a bit more top end ....

 

 

They are pretty well made, but pricey. Just a non-starter if you have Hope Pro 4 hubs as they need a little shim which turns fitting the cassette into a very fiddly, time consuming, and painful experience which results in a creaky cassette/free body interface.

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