Sram red 11sp - cassette options??

neeb
neeb Posts: 4,470
edited August 2013 in Road buying advice
I'm a campag guy, but out of curiosity i was looking at the new 11sp red options. Not only do they not have an 11-21 cassette (campag don't either these days), they don't even have an 11-23! And if you are running a standard crankset and don't need the 11 tooth sprocket, you may as well just stick with 10 speed, because ALL the cassettes start at 11!

So it looks like sram have completely missed half the point of having an extra sprocket, i.e. it allows you to have either a wider spread of gears or a tighter spread on the cassette with smaller gaps. Except with sram you can only have the former but not the latter... So it's really 10 1/2 speed... :wink:

Comments

  • chanjy
    chanjy Posts: 200
    So... you don't actually want any buying advice, you just wanted to have a moan about SRAM?
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    chanjy wrote:
    So... you don't actually want any buying advice, you just wanted to have a moan about SRAM?
    Pretty much.

    But it's the kind of thing that someone coming here looking for buying advice might find relevant.

    To be fair, Red 11sp is very new, maybe they have a more complete range of cassette options planned.
  • chanjy
    chanjy Posts: 200
    Guess my buying advice for this partcular problem would be a 6800 or 9000 11-23 cassette :)
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    chanjy wrote:
    Guess my buying advice for this partcular problem would be a 6800 or 9000 11-23 cassette :)
    Yup, you're right - I was forgetting that sram and shimano are interchangeable. Moan 70% retracted.. :wink:

    Actually, looks like you might even get away with running campagnolo cassettes:

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/12/int ... ur-wheels/

    And I saw a thread on weight weenies suggesting that it worked the other way around too - someone was using an 11sp Dura Ace cassette with a Super Record setup and it was shifting better than the campag cassette was.. And the shimano cassettes are cheaper.