9 speed cassette 11-28T

pmannion9
pmannion9 Posts: 280
edited February 2011 in Road buying advice
Any recommendations on a decent 9 speed 11-28T cassette?

Have used SRAM PG-950 in the past.
Just wondering if there is anything else worth a try..

Cheers.

Comments

  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    does it have to be 11-28? Is 12-27 close enough?
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  • Ideally like to stick to same gearing 11-28T as getting ready for Marmotte training..
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    From what I've seen the only 11-28 in 9spd is the PG50

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=5045

    SRAM don't list a 11-28 on their website in any of the higher spec cassettes, and Shimano only do 11-28 in 10spd, AFAIK.

    If you go 12-27 then you can choose from the lighter 9spd Shimano cassettes, such as Ultegra and DA, but you may well hate yourself on Alp D'Huez when you're screaming out for that extra tooth.... 8)

    I've done the Marmotte twice and run 33-28 as my low gear on both occasions. I wouldn't want any higher...
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  • Wamas
    Wamas Posts: 256
    What is wrong with the PG-50?
    I have 2 for my winter bike, and they work great.
    There is very little difference in weight between similar 9sp Ultegra cassettes.
  • Nothing wrong with it what so ever.
    Just seems the prices seem to be getting more expensive every year...

    Cant understand why there are not more road cassettes in this range ...
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    the older Shimano road mechs (short and long) are officially limited to a max sprocket of 27t, so Shimano never made any road cassettes beyond this. Sram sort of copied this but does offer the PG50 in 11-28.

    The latest mechs (5700, 6700, 7900) will go to 28t so that why 11-28 has become more popular on 10spd. Handy cassette to have if you are climbing a lot.
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  • tenor
    tenor Posts: 278
    I have run a 28 with and 8speed Durace mech so any Shimano mech should manage this.
    As for the weight of the cassette, one extra tooth is worth a lot more than another 40-50 grama.
    Of course 30/28 on a triple would be even nicer...
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    it's hit and miss tenor

    some bikes/setups are okay with more than 27t but others aren't, and the top jockey rubs, even with the tension screw on max.
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  • SDK2007
    SDK2007 Posts: 782
    Shimano 11-28 Cassette HG80 - I have two and they are great.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=27680
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    well spotted SDK
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