May 1, 2018
Shimano CS-HG41 8-row 11-30T Cassette
– Model: CS-HG41-8
– Group: ACERA / ALTUS
– Number of rows 8
– Range 11-13-15-17-20-23-26-30T
– Works with chains HG
– Material: Steel, drilled lace
– Technology: HyperGlide
– Finishing: Nickel-plated
– HG laces provide quicker and quieter shifting to lower and smoother shifts.
– Weight (real): 300g (11-30)
Shimano HG41 8 Speed Cassette
- Nickel plated finish for easy cleaning and smooth shifts.
- The original was pretty worn out, as was the wheel to which it was mounted.
- When I broke spokes and replaced the wheels, I replaced the cassette at the same time.
- Most wheels are sized for 8/9 speed cassettes, so if you’re doing a 7-speed, you’ll need a spacer that will slide onto the splined wheel hub first (to the inside of the cassette).
- I ride city streets nearly every day, and I let my chain get too stretched.
- I replaced the chain and immediately regretted it, because the new chain jumped off the sprockets of my three favorite rear gears–always at the least opportune times.
- I bought this cassette and dropped it in where the old one was, and with a slight adjustment of the derailleur, I was back in action with a fully-funcional bike.
- Super easy DIY repair if you have a cassette-pulling tool and about 15 minutes to get it all set up after.
- Very happy to have that option for the small ring and a little more top speed when you need it.
- The second ring provides 13 T so the 11 is just there as an option.
- I never felt like I had an issue with to big a jump on the middle, I just always wanted more range on the edges.
- The old cassette had been mistreated and was in bad shape.
- Be careful make sure you need a Cassette and not a Freewheel.
- I made the mistake of ordering a Freewheel first when I needed a Cassette.
- If the splines turn with the sprocket when spun backwards it is a Cassette […].
- With this Cassette new shifters and a new chain the bike is like new and shifts perfectly.
- Paired it with an HG70 chain to replace the also-worn original IG30.
- Shifting is now much smoother, quicker, and more accurate.
- Also, there’s no longer a tendency for the chain to want to hop sprockets under load (never could get that adjusted out with the old cassette/chain after a while).
- About the only negative is that Shimano doesn’t make it very easy to determine the proper replacements for discontinued parts.
- I installed this for the steep hills I, literally, could not climb before.
- Cassettes nowadays are generally all the same solid material, no need to spend more than this on a good quality cassette unless you are a contender to win the Tour De France.
- This is a great solid product and goes on easily if you have the right tool.
- You’ll only see 7 cogs since the 8th one – the smallest – is the also the lock ring.
- Mainly want to show the jump to the largest cog / lowest gear – the 34T.
- Just looking at the cassette, it’s a big jump between 1st and 2nd gear, and I wonder if I should have stuck with the 32T.
- Not sure on durability, as its just been installed and used a couple times.
- I’ll hopefully update later once it has more usage, but being Shimano HG, it’ll probably be good.
- Note: the weight isn’t listed anywhere that I could see, but putting it on a scale shows about 240g.
- For reference, the 1994 HG unit that this replaced was about 90g heavier for the same 11 – 28T range.
- I am ever so glad I did this; the 29er would help take me beyond the MTB (26er), which I had before, but the extra 2 teeth got me up some Colorado rocky mountain paths without having to stop to rest as before.
- The rear derailleur work flawlessly with this bigger cog, no adjustment necessary.
- I can’t believe one less tooth can make such a difference.
- Getting hard to find 7-speed cassettes in the ratios I want.