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    11-46T cassette release date

    Anybody know when they will be available to buy?

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    Who is going to want a 37 to 46 tooth jump? Sunrace makes an 11-46 with 36-40-46 which sounds much better. I wonder what Shimano was thinking.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    The 11-46 cassette is a great idea for us amateur riders willing to go 1x but unable to attack steep climbs with the 42t cog, like the pros. But SRAM Eagle is an even better idea. I wonder what Shimano is up to next...

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    Just placed an order for the cassette from CRC. I would have tried the sunrace, but I couldn't find it cheaper. If I hate the spacing, then I'll wear it out and switch to something else.

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    Looks like the 11-46 m8000 XTs are starting to trickle in. Just ordered mine and hope to have it next week.


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    Can't wait to hear how it works. I gave up waiting and just paid more for the sunrace.

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    Just installed mine, works perfect with the m8000 med cage. After pulling the 11-42 and holding both in my hand I couldn't perceive a noticeable weight difference. I'm sure it is heavier but doubt anyone will notice. Seems like a solid upgrade for only 90 bucks.

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    Got any miles on it yet chowdapilot? How's the shifting in and out of that top cog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Got any miles on it yet chowdapilot? How's the shifting in and out of that top cog?
    Well in short my only ride on the new cassette was fairly uneventful. After installing the new cassette (on my Evil Wreckoning w 30t chainring and med cage m8000 derailleur) I hit a local trail with decent amount of climbing and single track. In a little under 2hrs I was able to cover roughly 2000' of climbing with zero issues. Basically the new 11-46 shifted no different than the 11-42 it replaced. In the end the only difference I noticed was the easier gearing on the bigger grunts. At just over 90 bucks I think Shimano has a real winner here, especially when compared to Sram's ludicrous pricing model. Yes the "Eagle" has landed but at a reasonable price and performance to boot

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    Yes, the new 46t cog is great for steeper climbs, but, as Travis has pointed, the 37-46 jump is pretty odd at 24%, especially considering that Shimano has always defended small jumps across all the range.

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    Yeah I was worried about the jump but in real world riding it wasn't a noticeable issue. Not saying others will feel the same, but for me the cassette delivered as promised.


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    Did anyone notice the jump on this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    Just curious - are you running a Goatlink 11?

    I was worried about the jump on the XT 46 so went with the Sunrace 46 but glad to hear it's working well for you. New frame arrives Friday so we'll see how it works out. I went ahead and got the Goatlink just in case...

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    I gave up waiting on the XT 46 and went with the Sunrace. I ran it for several rides without the goatlink and then bought the goatlink to see if it would help. Shifting honestly feels about the same to me, but I do think the chain wrap looks better with the goatlink installed. I probably should have taking some pictures, but I was in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MostChillin View Post
    Thanks for that jminus - very helpful. Without the Goatlink, was the b screw maxed? Thanks again!
    Nope, b screw was quite far from maxed. I actually tried maxing it out on the stand and the shifting was horrible in the smaller cogs.

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    No idea what the goatlink is but the med cage m8000 works flawlessly.


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    So no weirdness shifting in or out of the top cog? Did you adjust anything in going for the 11-42 to 11-46 with your med XT derailleur?

    Did you weigh it by chance?


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    No weirdness shifting in our out of top cog. The only thing I adjusted was the b limit screw a few times. B limit screw is not even close to being maxed out. As for weight, I was able to weigh both the 11-42 and 11-46 for comparison. Yup, placed the 11/42 in my left hand scale and the 11-46 in the right hand scale and could perceive no difference. To be extra scientific, I then switched the 11-46 to the left and the 11-42 to the right with the same results. After a quick ride the weight also felt the same.

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    Will this cassette work with sram gx 1x11?

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    As SRAM has released the 1x12 Eagle, I wonder if Shimano will once more follow them. The 1x11 11-46 still looks a bit off and the 11-42 are definitely not suitable for us all. Well, considering the hills I have to climb, 11-42 is definitely not enough.

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    Has anyone tried the 11-46 on their XTR derailleurs med or long? Thx

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    I've been running a SRAM 10-42 with a 32 chainring and tempted to get the XT 11-46 on a 34 chainring. The ration should be similar correct??


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    Quote Originally Posted by teamx151 View Post
    Has anyone tried the 11-46 on their XTR derailleurs med or long? Thx
    It works with the XTR M9000 GS that's for sure.

    I have the XTR and the 11-46T and will say it's flawless when it comes to shifting.11-46T cassette release date-img_8399.jpg11-46T cassette release date-img_8401.jpg
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