11-32 cassette chain on a 11-28 Kickr cassette

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#1

Hello all,
I recently upgraded my bike to Etap with the 11-32 cassette (a very expensive cassette compared to Shimano). My Kickr came with a 11-28 cassette. Would it be a problem is I put my bike with a chain that is meant for a 11-32 cassette on the Kickr 11-28 cassette? Will the chain go bad fast? I really don’t want to change the Kickr cassette if I don’t have to.


#2

I have the same setup and haven’t had an issue after 1.5yr of use.

If it really bothers you, get a cheapo 11-32 instead of the more expensive xg1190 cassette (I think thats what the expensive one is)


#3

Hi Westinnmcentire,
YEs, thats the one I have. So expensive, it might as well be made of silver. I hear it is made of a contiguous piece of steel block.
Anyway, glad to hear. :slight_smile: I will put my bike with the 11-32 chain on the trainer.


#4

If you have an ERG trainer then maybe keep it in the 28 cog. Its quieter and it will keep the chain more taunt. However, I’ve also never had a problem in the smaller cogs. I do have to adjust my indexing, which is easy to do with Etap.


#5

Thanks, Yeah, I have the Wahoo Kickr Erg trainer.


#6

From the chain’s perspective, there is no difference between an 11-28 and 11-32 cassette until you go into the last cassette cog on 11-32.

You may have different wear patterns on your two cassettes, but that’s a separate issue than different sizes.


#7

Understood. Thanks.


#8

No issue