bgnukem wrote:I'm switching to 13-up cassettes on my winter and commuting bikes in future, hopefully they will last longer, tolerate slightly-worn chains better than an 11T and also wear the chain slightly more slowly as less chain articulation is required around the larger sprockets.
But the larger sprockets will weigh a few grams more so it'll never catch on!!
That sounds sensible to me. Are there any out there for shimano 11 speed with a 13-32 or similar range?
I'm still using 7/8-speed so perhaps not in 10/11-speed (due to the wider range of the cassettes)!
In the past I've used 9-speed and just left off the smallest and largest sprockets (rivets drilled out to separate, but not possible if multiple sprockets are mounted on spiders) to get what I need, but the smallest sprocket is supposed to have serrations to engage with the lockring and stop it loosening. I think you can get away with using the lockring against the next biggest sprocket by tightening it well and maybe using Loctite threadlock, however.