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Shimano CS-HG61 Deore 29er Bicycle Cassette (9-Speed, 12/36T, Silver)

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  • Cassette Cogs: 12-36t, Fits: 12-36, Speeds: 9sp
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Product Description

Shimano HG61 9-Speed Cassettes.
  • 12-36t 29'er-specific cassettes must be used with either M529 (6-bolt) or M629 (centerlock) hubs, which are designed and manufactured specifically to withstand the extra torque load exerted by the 36t low gear
  • Use of the 12-36t cassettes with other hubs may result in hub-failure and may void warranty coverage
Item Specifications
Intended UseMountain
Cassette SpacingShimano/SRAM 9
Cassette Body TypeShimano 9/10/SRAM
Cassette Cogs12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36
Number of Speeds9
Chain Compatibility9-Speed
Range12-36

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 6 x 2.5 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0030KS7VQ
  • Item model number: 144024
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476,614 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Customer Reviews

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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
I switched out the factory cassette on my Camber FSR 29er for this 12-36 cassette. As my mountain trails include equal parts of elevation gains to declines the added climbing gear ratios give me greater flexibility on the trail. I was concerned that there may be a big gap between the regular gears and the climbing gears, but this cassette is designed well with no gaps, and the cassette is a good match for my chain rings. I also like the fact that I didn’t have to change any other components for this switch. Overall I’m happy with this cassette and highly recommend it.
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
I use this cassette/gear ratio for climbing long ascent and or steep hills on my Specialized Epic MTB. I didn't want to spend $$$ to upgrade to 10 speed just to have the 36t, so I got this one. Although Shimano designed and marketing this gear ratio for the 29'r wheels, this fits any standard 9spd Shimano cassette carrier, just like what the other reviewers said. I still kept the std front tooth gearing. It appears to be the same quality, design and materials as the std SLX cassette I replaced it with. I wish it came in XT version/quality. I recommend this product.
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
I was originally running a 9 speed 11-34 cassette on a 1x9 setup. I always found myself at the easiest end of the cassette wishing for just one more gear on the heavy climbs. This cassette puts me in the middle gears for majority of the trail. Which is great because I feel like I have 3 more gears for the climbs. All around great product and highly recommended for the avid mountain biker.
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
A heavy, but effective and well built component. The Sram X.7 9 speed rear derailleur shifts well on all cogs of this cassette. Do some research before using this cassette, especially on a wheel with an aluminum freehub.
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
Wow, this has gone up in price (+20) since I bought it 2 years ago! Yup, it's still sitting in the drawer, waiting for me to completely wear out the one I'm using now. Still. That I thought I'd go ahead and order a replacement for since I was riding so much....
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
If you climb the steep stuff and have a 9 spd 29er this cassette is critical. Its the only 36 tooth granny available in 9 spd. This is technically NOT LX though, it is DEORE (I looked it up on Shimano's website when it was there). I wish that shimano made this cassette in a true LX or XT to cut down on the weight, but that's a different issue altogether.
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I love this cassette! It gives me a super low gear that makes long, steep climbs in the mountains easier. It also extends the range I can ride in my middle chain ring before shifting to granny gear. It's kind of a pig, tho. I weighed it, and it is about 1/4 pound heavier than the XT cassette I replaced it with. A small price to pay for lower gearing, so I recommend it highly. I wish Shimano, or someone, would make a high end cassette with a 36T large gear. Until then, this SLX version is the best thing there is.
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Size: 12/36TColor: Cs-Hg61, 9-Speed, 12-36 Verified Purchase
I upgraded from an 8 speed to a 9 speed. This Cassette fit the 8 speed freewheel perfectly. Use the Shimano Deore SGS RD-M592 Rear Derailleur. Just make sure you use the 9 speed chain, it's a little narrower and makes the shifting smooth.
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