Seek out the hills.
The SRAM 'PowerGlide' shifting experience is well-known in the cycling world today, as it should be. The crisp, positive, and reliable shifting that results from the PG cassettes have resulted in many converts to SRAM's smooth design platform. From its Apex group on up through Red, SRAM's leading technologies continue to drive the industry forward, and its latest cassette iterations are helping to lead the charge.
SRAM's PG-1050 stands as the cornerstone of its WiFli (Wider range of gears, Faster shifts, Lighter than triples) road system. The cassette provides the necessary range between big and little cogs to create the mountain goat climbing and city limit sprinting gears you'll need to make the most of every ride. With SRAM now implementing the 11-36 and 12-36 options, you'll be covered for almost any roads imaginable.
Like SRAM's higher end offerings, the PG-1050 Cassette employs an aluminum spider to create an attachment for the largest cogs in order to save a few grams. The nickel-plated cogs are all steel for long life, and the cassette comes in at a reasonable 250g (11-23T) and 299g (11-32T), respectively. SRAM's PowerGlide technology ensures that there are ramps and teeth designed to pickup and release your chain for quick flawless shifts every time.
The PG-1050 is available in several ratios. Its spline configuration allows it to fit on any Shimano 9/10-speed freehub, and it's compatible with any 10-speed chain: SRAM, Shimano, or Wippermann's S-series chains. What SRAM suggests, of course, is that you use one of their 10-speed PC-1000 series chains for optimal shifting. Includes a forged, anodized, and laser-etched lockring.
The 11/23 includes: 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23 The 11/26 includes: 11,12,13,14,15,17,19,21,23,26 The 11/28 includes: 11,12,13,14,15,17,19,22,25,28 The 11/32 includes: 11,12,14,16,18,20,22,25,28,32 The 11/36 includes: 11,12,14,16,18,21,24,28,32,36 The 12/25 includes: 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,25 The 12/26 includes: 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,23,26 The 12/27 includes: 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,21,24,27 The 12/28 includes: 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,22,25,28 The 12/32 includes: 12,13,14,15,17,19,22,25,28,32 The 12/36 includes: 12,13,15,17,19,22,25,28,32,36
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Use this on my trainer wheel
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Picked the 1050 up to go with my trainer specific wheel for winter use. I have the 1070 on my riding wheels and don't notice much of a difference between shifting quality between the 1070 and 1050. Seems to me it boils down to weight.
Great gears for climbing!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The cassette is very substancial for climbing. I am coming from a 12-25 105 system to this gearing on the Orca. The 28-32 gives a bit more for steeper climbs if you are prone to areas with some decent grades. I live in the NC mountains so to find total flats impossible but that would be boring. I do dislike the lower gearing on the 11 cog for it turns like a hopped chain. But it is a sacrifice for that 28-32 I guess. I rather have some option for the climbs than not. Overall a decent cassette so far.