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Does SRAM make a 12-23 casstte?

Old 12-13-10, 06:10 AM
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Does SRAM make a 12-23 casstte?

I want to give 12-23 a try, I am currently on 12-25. My bike is equipped with SRAM components but I can't find any stores or online stores that offer a 12-23. However, I found that Shimano makes 12-23, can I use that on my bike setup?
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11-23. You want 11-23.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
11-23. You want 11-23.
By the way, my amps also go to 11.
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Old 12-13-10, 06:30 AM
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In answering your question yes you can use a Shimano 12-13 - why I am not sure like the Pope said you want an 11-23
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The 18 cog on the 12-23 wont benefit that much? I am looking for a closer gear ratio, my 12-25 is a bit spaced out and I am not climbing on majority of my rides. BTW, I wont be able to push out 40mph+ on a 53x11 anyways... So I guess 12-23 is really an odd ratio huh? So odd that SRAM doesn't make the cassette haha..

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www.SRAM.com

The answer is not in a 10 speed cassette. Cassettes with starting with 12 teeth aren't available any smaller than a 12-25 configuration. The 9 speed cassette does offer a 12-23 option.
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Originally Posted by s4one View Post
However, I found that Shimano makes 12-23, can I use that on my bike setup?
Yes, that should work fine. I'm running an Ultegra cassette on an otherwise Rival drivetrain with no issues.
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Old 12-13-10, 10:31 AM
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I use 12-23 and LOVE it.

Don't pay attention to PCAD. Maybe he needs the 11, I sure as hell don't.
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Originally Posted by Steve in MA View Post
Yes, that should work fine. I'm running an Ultegra cassette on an otherwise Rival drivetrain with no issues.
I am running a Force group, will using an Ultegra with the force mess with the Open Glide function? Oh wait, I just read that the 1090 cassette has OG, I guess the Force package 1070 doesn't have it..
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hills everywhere here, if 12-23 is paired with my standard 53/39 front, that's asking for pain. i use 12-27.

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12-23

strong enough to climb but has no need to set the pace on the flats


who do you think you are alberto contador??
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I use 12-23 and LOVE it.

Don't pay attention to PCAD. Maybe he needs the 11, I sure as hell don't.
Pcad runs a 48T "big" ring.
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Originally Posted by Caracalla. View Post
hills everywhere here, if 12-23 is paired with my standard 53/39 front, that's asking for pain. i use 12-27.
I ride a 53x39 with a 12-25, the 12-23 isnt going to make that much of a difference in climbing, plus I am hardly on the 25 when I climb.

12-27? it seems like your in OC? The hills arnt that bad there, I ride mostly in Pasadena, northern arcadia, and San Diego.
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yes, you can use a 12-23 from shimano.
the shifting might not be the best with an sram 10sp chain, but if you use a shimano, kmc or wipperman, it'll be good.
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Damn chain... How bad of shifting are we talking about?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
11-23. You want 11-23.
with a compact-ideal.

I have a compact on my soloist. If cassettes weren't $200 I'd have one now instead of waiting for my 12-25 to wear out. It's not like I ever use the 23 or 25 anyway.
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