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Old 03-10-10, 03:14 PM   #1
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Changing from a Mountain Bike Cassette to a Road Bike Cassette

Will I notice a significant difference in speed, etc? I have a Gary Fisher Big Sur 2004, I only use it for commuting on the roads. I changed the tires and the next is the cassette and chain, if it is worth it. Let me know!
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not unless you pedal faster.

A road cassette usually has a tighter spread of gears, making it easier to maintain an optimum cadence. It might be a little easier to maintain high speeds with a new cassette, but it won't make too much difference. When it comes time to replace yours, there is no reason not to try, but don't expect miracles.
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The new cassette will need the same number of cogs as the old cassette to be compatible with your shifters.
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If you cant spin your feet any faster in top gear, you could get more speed by putting on a bigger chainring. I wouldnt know if that is possible with your crankset or you may have to change to a road crankset and have something like a 48T big ring.
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