This site uses cookies. The XD driver interface has substantial contact friction in the system, which leads riders to feel that they have torqued the assembly correctly when in fact the cassette is still loose on the driver. Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom views. Just seems odd that the splines on either part do not appear to match. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. After that, you will need to tighten the outer lockring.

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Firebird 29 vs Spartan 29 vs Ransom views. We’re going to touch in specific on XX1 Cassette installation and where we have commercially found creak issues. Maximum torque we recommend applying is 40 Nm. Please make sure that the tool is fully inserted in the threads, otherwise you cassettee damage the tool or the lockring itself.

Put the cassette on the driver body splines. A cassette, unlike the freehub body, has key-less splines, and you can install it on the freehub in any position. installng

I started contemplating the purchase of a new cassette but then came across this write-up. Viewing 6 posts – 1 through 6 of 6 total. Mobile Version of Website. Maximum torque we recommend applying is 45 Nm. Work with a qualified resource as needed. Please refer to this manual if your XD-compatible cassette is an updated version you can read about the differences between an updated version and previous one here.


Use a LOT of antiseize or grease on the freehub. Clean the dust and mud from the freehub splines and threads. Just a tad worried fudging a brand new freehub and cassette. Guess I am stripping down my cassette tomorrow night! No matter where I position the cassette on the freehub the depth of engagement is always the same. I’ve been plagued with the dreaded creaking issues with my rear cassette.

Drunk Leprechauns do a great job, especially when they team up! Thanks George, lagged the freehub and cassette with grease as everyone has said the same. Chesterboy Apr 29, at Rockrover Apr 10, at 7: Hi there, this sounds pretty much the same as mine, its fairly tight to get wound on as it pulls the cassette onto the freehub, just continue with the spanner and then use a torque wrench for the final bit as its pretty FT.

By using our online-store you agree to our Privacy Policy. I followed the procedure above to no avail, until I repeated the process while adding a liberal amount of penetrating lubricant to the pins Thanks, sounds like it might just need the extra persuasion then?


Fitting a Sram XD cassette onto a XD freehub help. – Singletrack Magazine

I normally use Shimano cassettes which are pretty self explanatory. This site uses cookies. Then just this weekend I had to change a failed drive side bearing on my Stans 3. To install Garbaruk XD-compatible cassette, you will need a Garbaruk Inner Lockring Tool that comes with every cassette, a torque wrench and a cassette lockring removal tool.

For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. I believed them and lived with it. I believe it’s the pins holding the 42t to the machined cassette body. Took me weeks to track the noise down to the cassette, which was confirmed by swapping to a different cheaper cassette.

XX1 Cassette Install / Creak Check

Installation of SRAM XD driver body-compatible cassette requires tightening two different lockrings, so please refer to the installation steps below for installing the cassette you just purchased. Make sure the outer lockring is screwed correctly and tighten it with a removal tool. Oh man do I hope this is the issue.