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    New question here. Change Cassette gears?

    I have a bike with 44/32/22 chainring, and an 11-32 cassette in the rear. I never use any chainring other than the 32. I will be removing the other 2 later this week. For the rear, I never use the 11, but I sometimes do use the 32. Especially once I pull off the other chanrings in the front.

    Is there a way I can change the rear from 11-32 to like 12-33, or something like that? Any other way I can get a change like this in? Or maybe my legs will get slightly stronger this year, I dont know. Just wondering.

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    Depends on which cassette you have. Replacing the 11t with a 12t or even 13t is the easy part. Universal Cycles has these for sale individually. If you have XT/XTR or 980/990 cassettes, the largest cogs are riveted onto a carrier. If you have a lower end cassette, then you could pull it apart and make a custom cassette.

    It might be easier to just buy an 11-34 though and replace the 11t with a 12t

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnoyeb
    I have a bike with 44/32/22 chainring, and an 11-32 cassette in the rear. I never use any chainring other than the 32. I will be removing the other 2 later this week. For the rear, I never use the 11, but I sometimes do use the 32. Especially once I pull off the other chanrings in the front.

    Is there a way I can change the rear from 11-32 to like 12-33, or something like that? Any other way I can get a change like this in? Or maybe my legs will get slightly stronger this year, I dont know. Just wondering.
    Just get an 11-34 cassette
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    Its the SRAM PG950 11-32. I cant find anywhere what cogs it has though. I don't mind so much keeping the largest cog the same. But I don't know if the cog next to the 11 is already a 12.

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    I believe that the only difference between a 11-32 and a 11-34 is the 32/34 cog, they both are the same from largest down to smallest for your model SRAM.

    11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-32
    11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28-34

    This is shimano's...

    11-32 = 11,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32
    11-34 = 11,13,15,17,20,23,26,30,34

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    So I would have to find a 13 or a 15 tooth cog when I remove the 11. I haven't been able to find any individual cogs for the SRAM for sale anywhere.

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    The 12t is not a lockring cog, not sure how well it will work. You can interchange Shimano and SRAM cogs, its the same spline pattern and there really isn't any noticeable difference in shifting.

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