Bicycle cassette (rear chainrings) standards

Bicycle cassette standards - uniglide, hyperlide, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 speeds, XD...

Updated: 26/08/2019. This post will explain bicycle rear chainrings standards. Since in cycling literature a (technically incorrect) term “sprocket” is used to refer to rear chainrings, that term will be used in the remainder of this post (and most other on this site). In cycling terminology, term “chainring” usually refers to front chainrings only. Contents:1. … Read more Bicycle cassette (rear chainrings) standards

Removing rear bicycle sprockets

How to remove cassette from a bicycle wheel - instructions with a list of tools

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post explains the tools needed and the proper procedure of removing rear sprockets of rear wheels that have them.  🙂   Tools needed will be listed after the preparation procedures are explained, for reasons that will become apparent after reading paragraphs preceding the tool list. Contents: 1. Removing the wheel 2. Determining whether … Read more Removing rear bicycle sprockets

Speeds – rear sprockets

Bicycle speeds - rear sprockets

Updated: 16/11/2018. This post gives a short overview of “bicycle speeds” in terms of rear sprocket (chainring) count. A series of articles explaining which sprockets can be matched with which derailleurs and shifters can be found here: Bicycle parts compatibility. For more details on cassette standards, read: Bicycle cassette (rear chainring) standards.   Bicycle rear sprockets … Read more Speeds – rear sprockets

Bicycle rear sprockets – freewheel VS freehub

Bicycle rear sprockets - freewheel vs freehub

Updated: 26/08/2019. There are two major standards (ways) of attaching bicycle cassettes to the rear wheel: old freewheel and the newer freehub. The differences and how to tell one from the other are explained in this post. 1. Freewheel VS Freehub Rear hubs are explained in the Bicycle rear hub post, while here the emphasis is … Read more Bicycle rear sprockets – freewheel VS freehub