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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Will i be able to run a road cassette on my mtb?
I presume the gearing on a road cassette will give me more speed?
I running xtr m970 shifters and m972 rear mech


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:51 pm 
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Yes.
Only if you pedal harder.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Yup, no problem, all the sprocket spacing, lenghts and cassette bodies are the same on 9spd, road or MTB.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:02 pm 
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cheers guys, do i need to get a road specific chain?
I need a new casstte on one of my kliens you see and was just about to buy another mtb one but i have just got a new one on the raven which i only use on the road so thought i would see if it would work


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:14 pm 
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More speed is unlikely. Modern MTB cassettes have the same high gear as modern road cassettes.
The main difference is the lower gears. MTB cassettes need to support a much wider range of ratios, which means the difference between one sprocket and the one next to it will be much bigger than on a road cassette.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:22 pm 
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As above, so you have a closer spread of lower gears.
Which can be the difference.

Chain will be fine, 9 speed is 9 speed. You can even use a 10 speed chain if you wish.

Might be worth getting a new chain for new cassette unless not much wear on your original one.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:43 pm 
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sooooo
shold i just get another MTB one, is it worth going the road one route or will i not notice the difference apaart art from when i need to go up a hill and its harder lol


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:44 pm 
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but saying tha the hg-50 road cassttes are a little bit cheaper than the mtb ones atm


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:16 am 
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Main difference is the lack of proper low gears on a road cassette, and the fact that they're much closer ratio so you can maintain the same cadence. Personally I'd stick with the old 11-32/43 unless you want to race the bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:18 pm 
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and don't forget road bikes use short cage mechs as well because the ratios are not as big


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