40 tooth rear cassette puts off electric bike purchase!
I don't want to resort to an E-bike until I'm too decrepit to ride under my own power. Otherwise what's the point? After getting bullshitted by my bike shop that I'd have to re-eng...view moreineer my bike to a single chainring front crank to be able to ride a 40 tooth rear cassette, I followed the advice of some on-line posters. If you have a long-cage rear derailleur, all you need to do is install the cassette and tweak the b-adjustment screw to lift the pulley off the 40 tooth cog. That is all I did, and it works great! I'm able to get up steep grades I have not been able to for a while. This is a nice looking and good-shifting cassette. Just be aware that the shifts between two low-gear cogs are 6 tooth jumps, so the shifting needs to be a bit more assertive than a usual 4 tooth jump. Enjoy! view less