What is a HyperGlide cassette?

Hyperglide is the name given by cycling component manufacturer Shimano to a sprocket design in their bicycle derailleur tooth cassette systems. It varies gear tooth profiles, and/or pins along the faces of freewheel or cassette sprockets, or between the chainrings in a crankset, to ease shifting between them.

Are all Hyperglide cassettes interchangeable?

Any Shimano Hyperglide cassette with 7 through 10 sprockets will fit any Shimano Hyperglide hub with the following exceptions: 7-speed hubs only accept 7-speed cassettes –though 8 or 9 sprockets can be installed on a 7-speed hub, using 9- or 10-speed spacing.

What cassettes are compatible with HG?

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Shimano HG 8-10 speed mountain freehub 10 speed cassette
11-speed road cassette
HG 10-speed ONLY 10 speed cassette
other-speed cassettes

What is Shimano Hyperglide plus?

HYPERGLIDE+ HYPERGLIDE+ drivetrain’s redesigned cassette and chain promotes the next generation of MTB riding by enhancing speed, shifting efficiency and smoothness over any terrain.

What gear should my bike be in when going uphill?

Low Gear = Easy = Good for Climbing: The “low” gear on your bike is the smallest chain ring in the front and the largest cog on your cassette (rear gears). In this position, the pedaling will be the easiest and you’ll be able to pedal uphill with the smallest amount of resistance.

Can you put XD driver on Shimano hub?

Currently Shimano is just about the only hub and wheel manufacturer not offering an XD-driver option. Likewise, Shimano’s new 11-speed XTR and XT drivetrains do not use an XD-compatible cassette, and so are limited to an 11T smallest cog.

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