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Newb q : new wheels and cassette

sev112sev112 Posts: 99
edited February 2013 in Road beginners
So if I change my wheels, do I need a new cassette as was hinted to me this week ?


  • bianchimoonbianchimoon Posts: 3,942
    depends if you want to swop over the cassette from your old wheels or not? And that'll depend on how worn your old chain/cassette is.
    All lies and jest..still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest....
  • lc1981lc1981 Posts: 820
    No you don't. If the cassette needs replacing, it needs replacing, but changing wheels doesn't require a new cassette. You do need to make sure that the wheels have the correct cassette fitting - either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo, depending on your groupset.
  • Depends on your hub/s
    the deeper the section the deeper the pleasure.
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    pride4ever wrote:
    Depends on your hub/s

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  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,498
    Only reasons I can see to have a new cassette are

    1 the current one is worn
    2 you want to regularly swap out the existing wheel - say for a turbo wheel
    3 you want a different ratio on the back

    If 1 then you need to check/replace your chain too.
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