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SRAM cassette compatible with Shimano wheel?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by sjb, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. sjb

    sjb New Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Hi there

    I'm currently running with Shimano Tiagra HG50 9 speed cassette (12-25)and looking to increase the gear range a little. I was looking at the SRAM PG950 9 speed (11-26) from Chain Reaction's website but I don't know if it will fit my wheel?

    Can anyone help?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
  2. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I think it will be fine, I've got a hope hub on my MTB and they didn't ask me whether i wanted SRAM-specific, it just fits.
    Cassette needs to be compatible with shifters, though.
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Sram cassettes work fine shimano shifters.
    Shimano work better IMe they shift better
     
  4. OP
    OP
    sjb

    sjb New Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    I'd have stuck with Shimano but they don't do the range, I need an extra bottom gear for the sportive I'm doing in a couple of weeks, and a higher gear than current would be good for the downhill bits of my usual routes....
     
  5. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    These items are 'compatible' but IME when you mix components they never work as well as when you use a full matching gear system from one manufacturer - remember, a lot of time, effort and money has been invested into designing a gear system/drivechain; why then go and mix it all up!
     
  6. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Shimano produce a 9spd 12-27
     
  7. I run a SRAM 12-26 with Ultrgra 9sp shifters, 105 sp mechs and it's fine.

    Seems far better quality in terms of coating than HG50.
    More cut-outs on the cogs too, so I'd guess weight is lower than HG50 12-25.
     
  8. llllllll

    llllllll New Member

    I agree with Andy, I've just replaced a Shimano HG50 cassette with an equilent Sram one. The Sram is lighter (I know it's sad but I do weigh everything ;)) and shifts just as well if not better. Can't comment of durability since it's only been on there for a couple of weeks.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    sjb

    sjb New Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Went for the 12-27 Ultegra 9 speed off Wiggle in the end - a doddle to fit and very, very shiny! Gave it a good run up a couple of decent hills yesterday and seemed fine, definately a bit easier on the really steep sections.

    Added bonus - got a packet of the Wiggle jelly sweets!
     
  10. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Well done, the 11 tooth on the first option was just a waste of a gear.

    That said, ignore all that's been said about the problems of mixing SRAM cassettes with Shimano mechs and shifters. As others have said, using a SRAM cassette is nomally considered an upgrade. They are great bits of kit.