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Old 08-28-18, 08:35 PM
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Cassette options for older road bike

Hi, I am new here, and have a question about cassette options for a Giant OCR3 I purchased back in 2006. It's still a great bike in my opinion, but I would like to upgrade some components that have worn. I have never been crazy about the 3x8 drivetrain, though it has always done what I need it to do. I would really like to switch to a 1x drivetrain. I am wondering if there are any limitations on what rear cassettes I could use with a 1x drivetrain. I would love to go with 1x11, but am not sure if that is possible with my frame, wheels, etc. I realize that most on here would tell me to just buy a newer bike, but I honestly would rather upgrade my old OCR if its possible.
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For that, I would get a whole new 1x11 groupset. A new rear wheel that will take an 11 speed cassette to make it simple. Remove old group, install new. Adjust, ride. Choose the cassette you want 11-28, 11-32, 11-36, 10-40, etc., as long as your rear derailleur can handle the range. Chose your front crankset , 44t, 42t, etc. Pretty simple really. Your frame can handle that, as the spacing in the rear dropouts (should be 130 mm) will remain the same.

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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
For that, I would get a whole new 1x11 groupset. A new rear wheel that will take an 11 speed cassette to make it simple. Remove old group, install new. Adjust, ride. Choose the cassette you want 11-28, 11-32, 11-36, 10-40, etc., as long as your rear derailleur can handle the range. Chose your front crankset , 44t, 42t, etc. Pretty simple really. Your frame can handle that, as the spacing in the rear dropouts will remain the same.
I am not super technically proficient with bikes, so bear with me. I'm with you on the group set. Understood. Why do I need a new rear wheel? What is it about my current rear wheel that wouldn't allow for 1x11 cassette? Now I'm thinking if I need a new rear wheel, I would want a matching front wheel. Which means more $, which with new group set is already getting spendy.
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I am not super technically proficient with bikes, so bear with me. I'm with you on the group set. Understood. Why do I need a new rear wheel? What is it about my current rear wheel that wouldn't allow for 1x11 cassette? Now I'm thinking if I need a new rear wheel, I would want a matching front wheel. Which means more $, which with new group set is already getting spendy.
If your rear wheel is designed for an 8 speed cassette, the new cassette will be wider and will project farther out than the 130mm spacing will allow. In order to accommodate a wider cassette and keep the spacing, adjustments to the wheel spokes are made by moving them a little bit further inboard and using a longer hub to accommodate a wider cassette.

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So yeah, you are going to need new wheels. Upgrading is not cheap. Is getting a new bike looking better?
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You could go 10 speed on your wheel. 8-9-10 all fit in the same hub
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The Shimano CS-HG700 105 Cassette and CS-HG800 Ultegra Cassette are 11-34 11 speed cassettes that fit on 8/9/10 speed freehubs. Since you're thinking about switching to a 1x11 drivetrain a wide range cassette might work for you. You wouldn't have to upgrade your wheelset right away.
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Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
The Shimano CS-HG700 105 Cassette and CS-HG800 Ultegra Cassette are 11-34 11 speed cassettes that fit on 8/9/10 speed freehubs. Since you're thinking about switching to a 1x11 drivetrain a wide range cassette might work for you. You wouldn't have to upgrade your wheelset right away.
I stand corrected.
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