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    Does anybody make a 9 speed 11-36 cassette?

    I swear I saw one on-line a couple of months ago, but when I went to buy one today I couldn't find it to save my life. I bought a used 29er which came with a 2 x 9 Middleburn crank that has a 27 tooth small ring up front. The 34 in the back isn't quite low enough for this fat boy to get up some of those Pisgah climbs. I hate to have to put a 3 speed crank back on as I really like the 2 x 9.
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    Does anybody make a 9 speed 11-36 cassette?

    Nope. That is a 12-36.

    No production 9-sp 11-36 cassettes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I swear I saw one on-line a couple of months ago, but when I went to buy one today I couldn't find it to save my life. I bought a used 29er which came with a 2 x 9 Middleburn crank that has a 27 tooth small ring up front. The 34 in the back isn't quite low enough for this fat boy to get up some of those Pisgah climbs. I hate to have to put a 3 speed crank back on as I really like the 2 x 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I bought a used 29er which came with a 2 x 9 Middleburn crank that has a 27 tooth small ring up front.
    If possible, replace the 27T chainring with something smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Nope. That is a 12-36.

    No production 9-sp 11-36 cassettes.
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    Thanks guys. 12-36 is just fine. And that 27 is the smallest ring Middleburn makes for that particular crank.
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    If I remember right, that particular cassette was marketed as "designed for 29ers".

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    Does anybody make a 9 speed 11-36 cassette?

    Quote Originally Posted by GiddyHitch View Post
    If I remember right, that particular cassette was marketed as "designed for 29ers".
    Which was just and only that--marketing BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Which was just and only that--marketing BS.
    These were low end LX cassettes and there was something about recommending a steel freehub body to use these due to the extra torque applied, specially if used on a smaller diameter wheel. Can't imagine all 29 wheels had them, maybe on the lower end bike wheelsets.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Does anybody make a 9 speed 11-36 cassette?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    These were low end LX cassettes and there was something about recommending a steel freehub body to use these due to the extra torque applied, specially if used on a smaller diameter wheel. Can't imagine all 29 wheels had them, maybe on the lower end bike wheelsets.
    Because of the lack of a cog carrier. As with any individual cog cassette, it can eat into an aluminum FH body.

    Shimano did have a Deore level hub with a supposedly stronger FH body that they labeled as a "29er" product (quickly ignored as such).
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    Right. I didn't grab the "over torque" theory of the larger cog at first, thinking it would be less. Then realizing the "leverage" for a better term would be greater thus applying more force generated on the.
    I contemplated putting the 12/36t on my new(er) DT240 hubbed wheel but even only oyshing the scales at 140# thought otherwise and put on the XT hubbed wheel instead. "Whe'el" see how it does!
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    Mike, if your middleburn crank is external bearing & you have another bike with a shimano 9sp crank just swap them out? If it's a 64/104 bolt pattern you can use 22/32 chainrings that would work well with your 34-11 cassette & wagon wheels.
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    Does anybody make a 9 speed 11-36 cassette?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bordershy View Post
    Mike, if your middleburn crank is external bearing & you have another bike with a shimano 9sp crank just swap them out? If it's a 64/104 bolt pattern you can use 22/32 chainrings that would work well with your 34-11 cassette & wagon wheels.
    Or get a new spider for the Middleburn. They have many options.
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    Santana sells a 11 36 ten cog set. The Shimano 629 hub has a steel insert splines like the old 750 755 HF07 HF 08 737 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! I can't find out if the 529 also has the steel splines it is advertized as a high torque hub. Wether they beefed up the ratchet mechanism or not I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerodish View Post
    Santana sells a 11 36 ten cog set. The Shimano 629 hub has a steel insert splines like the old 750 755 HF07 HF 08 737 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! I can't find out if the 529 also has the steel splines it is advertized as a high torque hub. Wether they beefed up the ratchet mechanism or not I don't know.
    I have a 529 in front of me. The splines are steel.
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    Shimano CS hg 81 is 9 speed 12 -36 I believe and its close to 400 grams but its perfect for a 2x9 setup on a loaded touring bike with 50/34 rings. Triple bad, double better.

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