Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: n2dsky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    105

    Alloy free hub compatible cassette

    I may upgrade from 8 sp to 9 sp and need to find a cassette that is compatible with an alloy free hub body.

    Any suggestions for an 11x34 that is budget friendly?

    Also - will the front chain rings be compatible with 9 sp chain?

    Thanks in advance

    -Steve

  2. #2
    Former Bike Wrench
    Reputation: mtnbiker72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,985
    You can find the SRAM PG990 on sale for about $65-$70 online. An 11-34 has the six largest cogs on the alloy spider. SRAM PG980 can be had under $50 but only puts the three largest cogs on a spiders so you will still get some dig in.

    A nine speed chain will work OK 8 speed chainrings...shifts may be a little slower but otherwise will be fine.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,333
    XT is another option. What you need is a cassette where most of the cogs are on a carrier, not individually sitting on the freehub.
    Rimmer - "There's an old human saying - if you talk garbage, expect pain"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •