New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

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New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby Mike.Ayling » Mon 31 Dec 2018, 8:54 am

This one designed for the 1 X mountain bike riders.

http://rotorbike.com/wp-content/uploads ... R-1x13.pdf

Meanwhile back at the ranch one of the blokes that I ride with has just bought a Merida Speeder 100, RRP $950.
It has hydro disc brakes but I was a bit surprised to se that it only runs a 8 speed cassette.

So what speed cassettes do you all ride?

(I ride 1 X 14 IGH.)

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Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby Matt1 » Mon 31 Dec 2018, 8:06 pm

My hybrid runs a 3 x 6, with linear pull brakes. Cost $400, new.

My mountain bike is 1 x 1, disc brakes and cost $ :o

The Merida speeder is a hybrid commuter, I doubt many riders would really benefit from more than 8 on the back.
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Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby GreenAlias » Tue 01 Jan 2019, 11:05 am

There must be a limit as to how many cogs you can have on the cassette before the chain goes to crazy angles.

Personally, I'm happy with 9 or 10 speed cassettes. The gap between ratios is not reduced all that much by 11 speed.

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Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby Mike.Ayling » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 4:31 pm

Matt1 wrote:My hybrid runs a 3 x 6, with linear pull brakes. Cost $400, new.



We have linear pull (Shimano XT ) on our tandem. So far I have not had any problems stopping the bike with those brakes.
In the wet I just anticipate when I need to brake and brake a bit earlier to dry the rims. No problem at all in the dry.

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Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby Mike.Ayling » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 4:33 pm

GreenAlias wrote:There must be a limit as to how many cogs you can have on the cassette before the chain goes to crazy angles.



And 1 X 13 is well into that territory!

Also the narrower chains do not last as long as the old 8 speeds and usually cost a lot more.

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Re: New 13 speed cassette in the pipeline

Postby Claude Cat » Wed 02 Jan 2019, 5:22 pm

Mike.Ayling wrote:Also the narrower chains do not last as long as the old 8 speeds and usually cost a lot more.

Mike

I actually find the 11 speed chain and cassette lasts 25% longer than the old 10 speed.
But you're right, they are expensive.


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