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SRAM 11 36 Cassette + Shimano Ultegra R8000 Medium Cage

As a flatlander who likes to climb, I’m always on the lookout for some mechanical advantage which can make it easier to get up the hills. SRAM’s 11-36 cassette is an obvious way to do that, but officially my Shimano R8050 (R8000 should be the same) rear mech only supports up to 34 in the back. Having tried the Ultegra 11-34, and not being a big fan, if this works. It seems a great way to get better gearing.

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Peter
Peter
10 months ago

Thanx for helpfull video, but I didnt catch, what kind of crankset do you use? I have 52-36 and I would like to change casette from 11-28 to 11-36.

Manuel Padilla
Manuel Padilla
2 months ago

I just bought a Specialized Diverge2021 (carbon comp) in July last year and have since been doing OMTM rides primarily for my regular long gravel rides on the weekend (50 to 70 or so miles and average 5k to 6k elevation gain). The Diverge comes with the grx set up (48-31 on the front and 11 speed 11-34 on the back). Im using using bike for road rides as well (mainly mixed road and gravel). I’m become a better and stronger rider as time goes on BUT I’m never going to dedicate myself like the more serious riders so my… Read more »

Manuel Padilla
Manuel Padilla
Reply to  Andrew Van Til
1 month ago

Thanx!

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