Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000 Road Bike Cassette Sprocket: 11-Speed 11-28T
The Ultegra CS-R8000 11 Speed Cassette brings exciting news with its expanded range of gearing options. In response to the growing demand for versatile drivetrains in road, gravel, and endurance cycling, Shimano has invested in the R8000 series, providing enhanced capabilities. While you still have access to the popular cassette options, including combinations up to 11-32T, Shimano introduces a twist with the addition of the 11-34T variant. This new option is designed to offer increased stiffness, durability, and features similar cog design, finish, and tooth profiling as the R8000. However, it belongs to a different build and series, known as the HG800 11-34T, separate from the R8000 line.
To complement the Ultegra cassette, Shimano presents the new Ultegra RD-R8000 Shadow Rear Derailleur, available in two sizes: SS (short cage) and GS (mid-cage). The SS version is compatible with cassettes up to 11-30, while the GS model is required for the 11-32 and 11-34 options. Notably, this setup is fully compatible with Dura-Ace R9000/R9100 series as well. If you seek additional gearing for your Dura-Ace bike, consider opting for the Ultegra R8000 GS rear derailleur, allowing you to explore wider range cassette possibilities.
Shimano's dedication to systems engineering shines through in their cassettes, encompassing shape, tooth design, and shifting gates. These meticulous details result in smooth, rapid, and reliable shifting performance. The Ultegra R8000 cassettes showcase precision-made nickel-plated steel cogs, which exhibit slow wear and excellent resistance against corrosion. The cassette design consists of three of the largest cogs pinned to an anodized aluminum spider, featuring a carbon carrier with a pairing of two cogs. The remaining six cogs are individual. An anodized aluminum lockring securely holds the assembly when mounted on the freehub. When installing the cassette, take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship of each cog and its precise alignment with its neighboring cogs. Shimano's dedication to shifting excellence is evident in their intricate designs, and their numerous shifting-related patents solidify their position as an industry leader.
Specifications for Shimano R8000 Cassette - 11-28T:
- Gearing Options: 11-28T
- Compatible Speeds: 11-speed
- Cog Material: Nickel-plated steel
- Spider Material: Anodized aluminum
- Carrier Material: Carbon
- Compatibility: Shimano 11-speed drivetrain systems
- Precision tooth profiling for smooth and reliable shifting
- Enhanced durability and resistance to corrosion
- Lightweight construction for optimal performance
- Anodized aluminum lockring for secure assembly
- Designed for road cycling enthusiasts seeking precise gear ratios and seamless shifting
Gear up with the Shimano R8000 Cassette in the 11-28T configuration and enjoy the perfect balance of gear ratios for your road cycling adventures. Experience the reliability, durability, and smoothness that Shimano is renowned for, and elevate your performance to new heights.