SUNRACE CSMX8 and CSMS8 11/46T EAZ are the new steel wide cassette manufactured by Sunrace Sturmey-Archer. This company is specialized in manufacturing components related to drivetrain : shifters, cassette, gearhub, cranks, dérailleurs...yes they also propose complete groupset for road and mtb bikes. Sunrace was founded in 1972 in Taiwain and Sturmey-Archer was founded in 1902 in the UK, they have merged in one entity in 2000 (Sunrace purchased Sturmey).
It is necessary to set up the things clear, CSMX8 and CSMS8 share similar features : They are 11 speeds wide cassettes for standard freehub starting with 11t sprocket (non XD or exotic). Where do they differ ? The CSMX8 has its lagers sprocket, spacers and lock ring made of aluminium while the CSMS8 features a larger sprocket and lock
GARBARUK Xtender 34-48T(50) is the new cassette extender made of steel from the Ukrainian brand. This company, owned by Valeriy Garbaruk and Yuriy Garbaruk, has a strong knowledge and experience about components and drivetrains drawn from a solid and serious background in the motorcycle industries. Now that they have given the key of their first company to their children, they have launched GARBARUK following their passion for bicycles.
The GARBARUK Xtender 34-48T(50) is the new extender designed and produced by the Ukrainian brand. This cassette extender features 3 sprockets made of steel and a spider made of Aluminium. Why steel when aluminum can slightly make you win precious grams ? Steel provide a longer lifetime especially requested on the larger sprockets used on regular c...
SRAM GX DH CASSETTE is 100% made of steel and its main argument is its price : 36 euros / 30 UsDollars. Also known under its product code SRAM PG-720, it is mainly dedicated to Downhill but can also be used to any aggressive kind of ride. This cassette is part of the new and really affordable "light" groupset SRAM GX DH launched at the beginning of June 2016.The SRAM PG720 GX DH cassette is designed to be used with an 11 speeds chain and can only be mount on a standard splined freehub body (usual Shimano and Sram). It does not required any SRAM’s XD driver as the cassette is equipped with a first gear with 11 teeth (only a start à 10T and lower request a specific driver). The cassette is composed of the following gears: 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, and 25t.7 effective gears are a logical
STEELIST CRANK is a German crank handcrafter. Launch few months ago, Daniel has started producing one and unique stainless steel crank made on his own just for the pleasure to create something unique. A friend of him set up this prototype on a bike project...after few pictures on forum, Daniel started to receive inquires for individual custom cranks. This how STEELIST CRANK is borned !
The choice to use stainless steel to built its custom cranks come from the wish to create a highly rigid and timeless modern crank. Thanks to the use of this material there are no risk that the crank rust or corrode due to scratches or an impact with a rock. After a hard riding season you can simply polish your crank to make it looks brand new. Crankarms are welded pipe with 1,5mm wall thickness are mac...
SRAM NX is the brand new groupset from SRAM. It is an entry level 1x11 group-set dedicated for those who discovers MTB and want to access a 1x11 drivetrain at low cost, for kids bike as crankarms are available in 155mm lenght....or for adventurer, explorer and all those who wish a 1x drivetain mixing durability and simplicity.
The SRAM NX groupset features a wide range steel cassette 11/42T under the code PG1130. Starting with a 11T small sprocket, it is the first ever 11 speed cassette from SRAM that do not request their proprietary SRAM XD freehub. At least this is 100% compatible with usual Shimano/SRAM freehub and a serious counter-attack to aftermarket wide-range cog, wide cassette makers...and shimano with its 11/40T and 11/44T cassettes.
This cassette is not machined from on...
SOBRE SAGZERO steel fork 2016, designed in France - Beaujolais, is back ! There are not so much steel rigid fork on the market and some of us request a front rigid fork to fit their singlespeed steel MTB, to transform their MTB to participate to CX race in the winter or in a sort of commuter....but maybe to simply keep their MTB simple as possible and ride it full rigid ! Well the SOBRE SAGZERO steel fork 2016 is back and feature small but important improvement that you cannot not liking it !Created in 2007, SOBRE has launched the first SAGZERO Steel Fork in 2008 at the same time that the SOBRE bike range. The first model was for 26" wheels and IS disc mount but also ready for cantilever till 2012. In 2011 the SAGZERO for 29" is launched together with the SOBRE DAD (29"). Made of Cromo Dou...
HOPE, the famous English brand of Barnoldswick is going to release end of march - starting april 2016 what everybody is waiting since the Eurobike 2015... its HOPE 11 speed wide cassette. This is the achievement of a quite long term development project for the English brand. Around 4 years ago, Hope was presenting a 9/36T cassette directly machined with the freehub....1 solid block...but the project evolved to a 10/37T to become what it is today with a nice 10/40/44T cassette ! As a reminder, Hope design and produce all its products on site in Barnoldswick, none of its production is externalised.The HOPE 11 speed wide cassette is built around 1 massive billet of hardened stainless steel for the first 7 sprockets, and a second smaller billet of aluminium for the 4 largest.The first part / b...
Sunrace Sturmey-Archer is a manufacturer of traditional dérailleur drivetrain systems as well as internally geared drive-train transmissions. Sunrace was founded in 1972 and Sturmey-Archer was founded in 1902. They are producing rear 10 and 11 speeds MTB wide cassettes. Let s take a look at those 11 speeds cassettes.SUNRACE CSMS7 – CSMS8 – CSMX8 11/40/42TSUNRACE CSMS7 - CSMS8 - CSMX8 are the 3 cassettes starting with a 11T sprocket (CSMX9 10T sprocket) available for each with the following set up : [AY] 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36-42 or [AX] 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36-40. They differs from the type of spider and the material use on the last and larger sprocket.They are competing against the SRAM NX steel cassette.CSMS7 is 100% steel sprockets. The 6 first sprocke
Sunrace Sturmey-Archer is a manufacturer of traditional dérailleur drivetrain systems as well as internally geared drive-train transmissions. Sunrace was founded in 1972 and Sturmey-Archer was founded in 1902.
They are producing rear 10 and 11 speeds MTB wide cassettes. Those cassettes are a good and affordable solution usually better that mounting an extra super large ring kit on your cassette. It has a more progressive overpass and a better compatibly : SRAM dérailleurs are generally compatible, Shimano dérailleurs require a longer B-tension screw.
Let s take a look at those 10 speeds models.
10 SPEEDS WIDE CASSETTES – SUNRACE CSMS3 & CSMX3
The two Sunrace 10 speed wide cassettes come directly in front of the HOPE 10S wide Cassette and mainly the PRAXIS 10s wide Cassette.&nbs
First of all, many thanks to SOBRE BIKES for allowing me to publish their test of the PRAXIS WORDS Wide Range 10 speed steel cassette. This 10 speed cassette can be set up on a traditional SHIMANO-SRAM freehub body : 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-34-40. The 8 first sprockets are made of steel, the 2 last are made of aluminium.
Take a look at the review from SOBRE about this product. It is translated from French to English.
Source of the translation : http://www.facebook.com/sobrebikes/posts/10156195296025618
"Small review after few rides with the cassette Praxis Words 10s - 11/40.
On the paper this product allow an easy transformation of you transmission with a singlering crankset with a wide range cassette, allowing, depending on the crankring size to less or more versatile.
On my bike...