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Options for Shimano 11-21 cassette?

Old 10-07-11, 11:28 PM
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Options for Shimano 11-21 cassette?

I am looking for options (other than DA) for a 10 speed 11-21 cassette. Does anyone have suggestions on where I may find one, or what my best course of action/source of parts for a build would be? I appreciate any help anyone can provide.

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I have a 6700 11-21 9 speed, I would assume 6600 offers 10 speed.

EDIT* Nevermind, closest I see is 11-23.

11-23 Discontinued - no longer available
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Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
EDIT* Nevermind, closest I see is 11-23.

11-23 Discontinued - no longer available
Yeah, knew that already. I figure someone (there is a VERY large knowledge base here) on this board will know something. I have a feeling it may be easiest to just toughen up and order a DA cassette since it seems that everyone is having Columbus day sales.....
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11-21 10-speed? Available only in Dura-Ace, unless you want to try this:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...ad/BBBACASS095
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
11-21 10-speed? Available only in Dura-Ace, unless you want to try this:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...ad/BBBACASS095
Hmmm, need to look at that. THX!
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Is the 18 that important?

The only thing you give up with the 11-23, versus an 11-21 is the 18.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Is the 18 that important?
Yes. It's a most lovely cog.
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I have a preference for a cassette with really tight cluster for roads that are mainly flat/some slight rollers. It much easier to find a rhythm, and I have not really been in much need of anything on the high end of the spectrum.
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Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
I have a 6700 11-21 9 speed
How did you manage that?
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Originally Posted by nhluhr View Post
How did you manage that?
You use a 6700 lockring with a 9 speed cassette. Duh.
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You could get a 12-23 in Ultegra 6700. I am sure you don't need an 11 on flat to rolling terrain unless you are an elite level rider.
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You could get a 12-23 in Ultegra 6700. I am sure you don't need an 11 on flat to rolling terrain unless you are an elite level rider.
You do have a point there, but I did a group ride yesterday that had a bit of climbing that I never needed to bail to my 23, and I spun out on my 11. Granted it does help that I ride a compact...
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Originally Posted by 03FinestAL View Post
You do have a point there, but I did a group ride yesterday that had a bit of climbing that I never needed to bail to my 23, and I spun out on my 11. Granted it does help that I ride a compact...
ditch the compact, you can get a new crank for the cost of a dura ace cassette!
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"you can get a new crank for LESS than the cost of a dura ace cassette"
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The only time I have spun out in a 52/11 is on our tandem getting close to 60mph. But I guess if your riding involves frequently going faster than 40mph and needing to put out good power and duration at those speeds you will need the 11.
You could maybe go to 52/36 chainrings with the 12/23 but I guess that would cost more than the DA 11/21.
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Originally Posted by dalesclyde View Post
ditch the compact, you can get a new crank for the cost of a dura ace cassette!
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"you can get a new crank for LESS than the cost of a dura ace cassette"
I'm on a compact until I am 100% sure that my back is healed up from my surgery in June. My doctor has really made his opinion known about me mashing on the pedals....

eta- Lots of good responses, I really like BF for a resource.

eta (again)- Another great thing about this forum is that there is a member that had a used cassette he was looking to sell. Soooo, I will get to try out my idea without dumping a couple of hundred into a new DA cassette. I ruled out the BBB offering due to the many negative reviews that I read.

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Originally Posted by 03FinestAL View Post
I'm on a compact until I am 100% sure that my back is healed up from my surgery in June. My doctor has really made his opinion known about me mashing on the pedals....
eta- Lots of good responses, I really like BF for a resource.
OK, now you're starting to not make sense. "Mashing" is about being in too big a gear. That is a choice you make based on moving, or not moving your shifter. The gearing range with a regular crank will not force you to mash.

a 34x21 is pretty close to a 39x23

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You do have a point there, but I did a group ride yesterday that had a bit of climbing that I never needed to bail to my 23, and I spun out on my 11. Granted it does help that I ride a compact...
..... um .... ok
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Smells like troll in here.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Smells like troll in here.
I'm being called a troll**********
Let me explain, I am experimenting. I currently spend most of my time in 34/12-15. I keep a cadence (usually) around 95-105. Anything above or below is uncomfortable.
So I am trying out a few different ideas (with my money not the $ of anyone else) to see if I can find a sweet/comfortable all-around combination until I get my conditioning back and can then do some more experimentation to find what works even better for me.

Before throwing that "identifier" out, do a search of someone's previous posts and don't be such an adam henry.
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My team captain runs a 11-21 on his Shimano [rain] and Campy [dry] bikes. He too had the same problem about a cassette but bought a Ultegra 11-23 instead of the Dura-Ace 11-21.

BTW, He runs a standard 53/39 crankset and with all the hills around here, hates to use the 23 because he feels like he spins too fast. I have seen him kick most everyones butt on long grades of 6-9% mashing all the way. I need at least a 23-25.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
You use a 6700 lockring with a 9 speed cassette. Duh.

Haha, yeah that's the truth. Its really a 6500 11-21 with a 6700 ring. I was confused.
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Originally Posted by Diegomayra View Post
Haha, yeah that's the truth. Its really a 6500 11-21 with a 6700 ring. I was confused.
Confusion is OK.

Confusion with attitude....
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