11 speed mountain bike cassettes compared

Weights and ratios

CassetteWeight
Ratios
SRAM XX1
260g10121416182124283236
42
SRAM X01
275g10121416182124283236
42
Shimano XTR M9000 (11-40t)331g11131517
19
21
24
27
313540
Shimano XT M8000 (11-40t)
411g11131517
19
21
24
27
313540
Shimano XT M8000 (11-42t)
445g11131517
19
21
24
28
323742
Garbaruk (11-48t)
308g11131517
20
24
28
32
36
4248

Related articles:

10 and 11 Speed Cassette Comparisons

I really like the gear spacing on the 10 speed 11-32 and 11-34 cassettes.  When used with a front 32t chainring on a 29er a lot of time is spent riding single-track in the middle of the cassette....

Close ratio 11 speed cassettes on a MTB freehub

When road bikes went to 11 speed, Shimano increased the width of the cassette in such a way that it needed a wider freehub.  Thankfully these wider freehubs never made it over to the MTB world otherwise ...

11 speed XTR cassette

Looks like Shimano are finally coming to the party with an 11-speed offroad groupset. The XTR cassette has an 11-40 range (11-13-15-17-19-21-24-27-31-35-40) which should mean its compatible with a standard freehub. Its a pity to see that Shimano ...

11-40t cassette options

Despite Shimano and SRAM refusing to make any sort of wide range 11-40t 10 speed cassette, there are a number of smaller manufacturers now offering solutions.

XT 10 speed cassettes

11-32t

10 Speed Cassette Weights

11-32 tooth cassettes