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    XT level 12-36 9 Speed

    Will Shimano ever make a 9 speed cassette with 12-36 cogs. I have seen the low end model, (cant remember the model name), but it is quite heavy. I have a 1x9 drivetrain, and it would be nice to get that slightly better gearing for climbing without adding (rotating) weight that the low end model would add.

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    XT level 12-36 9 Speed

    doubt it...10speed is current and when they get their act together there will be 11of them....but

    If you search the 1x thread, you'll find people who've modded 9spd XT/XTR cassettes by either placing the 36t cog off the 9spd SLX cassette or an Action Tec 36t cog behind the 9spd 11-32t cassettes, removing the 11t cog and placing a 12t lockring on.....pretty sure that's how it went?

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    The purpose of the 12-36 9 speed cassette was for people who needed an easier gear than the usual 22x34 of a standard 27 speed setup, mostly 29 inch wheeled bikes that were 9 speed due to their pricepoint. Using a 12-36 to get easier gearing on a 1 x 9 drivetrain is pointless, for example, if you were using a 36t chainring and 11-34 cassette and were struggling a 12-36 cassette would give you that easier 1:1 ratio but so would dropping the chainring to a 34t and keping the 11-34 cassette plus 34x11 is actually harder at the other end than 36x12 plus you get more ground clearance, a shorter chain and lightweight cassette options. Just my opinion but thats what i'm doing till i can afford 10 or 11 speed.

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