2012 GT Fury rear cassette replacement, What are options to Upgrade to stronger unit?

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2012 GT Fury rear cassette replacement, What are options to Upgrade to stronger unit?
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Posted: Aug 17, 2017 at 20:31 Quote
One of the cogs got bent on the cassette so I will need to replace it. Since it happened I'd like to upgrade to something stronger in every way.

I've never taken the cassette off before and any shop/mech manual that is associated with the bike is impossible to find.

This thread partially addresses a problem. https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=161368 but I'm still not sure if there is an option to swap to something with stronger cogs.

(I'm used to motorcycles where you can get a shop manual and literally strip a bike with instructions and torque specs, makes it real nice to work on).

What are my options as far as replacement? Can I keep the hub and and swap to something else?

Thanks!

Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 15:54 Quote
That depends on which cassette you have now. How many speeds is your current cassette? Bending a cassette tooth/cog isn't super common or something that always means you need a better cassette. But I'm sure there are upgrades available once we determine your current setup.

Posted: Aug 22, 2017 at 21:41 Quote
It is the stock setup, 9 speed. Not sure what it is. Ive read on here (I think) that the freehub is actually a salsa mukluk (branded GT's in house "All Terra")

Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 12:23 Quote
Teeff wrote:
It is the stock setup, 9 speed. Not sure what it is. Ive read on here (I think) that the freehub is actually a salsa mukluk (branded GT's in house "All Terra")

If it's a stock setup, you should have a SRAM PG-950.

If you're trying to stay within Sram, you could move up to the PG-970, 980, or 990.

Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 14:13 Quote
Also look for Shimano XT, basically the standard as far as cassettes go - durable, light, not too expensive.
Check your current cassette to see what the largest and smallest cogs are. If you're happy with your current gearing, see if you can get a new one with the same cogs (say 11-34t).

Posted: Aug 26, 2017 at 7:00 Quote
He might not want that full range cassette for a dh bike. His rear mech nay not support it

Posted: Aug 26, 2017 at 13:31 Quote
cortosis2009 wrote:
He might not want that full range cassette for a dh bike. His rear mech nay not support it
If the OP chooses to leave out an important detail like that, they deserve my inaccurate advice...

Posted: Aug 26, 2017 at 14:35 Quote
brianl wrote:
cortosis2009 wrote:
He might not want that full range cassette for a dh bike. His rear mech nay not support it
If the OP chooses to leave out an important detail like that, they deserve my inaccurate advice...

Well he said it's the stock cassette. His bike came with a narrow range

Posted: Oct 7, 2017 at 20:51 Quote
I ended up leaving it all on there. I managed to tweak the slightly bent one back a bit and it's been shifting and working fine. I will leave the replacement till the off season.

Cortosis2009, you are correct the pg-950 it is.

http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Five-New-2012-GT-Bikes,2495/2012-GT-Fury-Alloy-1-0,22523/bturman,109

according to specs it does have the mid size cage.



Thanks for the input guys.

Posted: Oct 26, 2017 at 15:15 Quote
Got the PG990 on the way!

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