Garbaruk 12-speed cassette (Shimano HG freehub) 11-52t


The most affordable and lightweight 12-speed cassette for Shimano HG freehub on the market, Garbaruk 12-speed cassette is a perfect addition to your high-performance 12-speed drivetrain

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Garbaruk 12-speed cassette (Shimano HG freehub) 11-52t


Go Shimano 12-speed without replacing half of your bike

With an ultimate solution from Garbaruk you can now have 12-speed Shimano drivetrain using regular Shimano HG  freehub – no need to use Micro Spline, which can result in replacing your bike wheels. Our no-compromise solution lets you have incredible performance and drivetrain reliability without sacrificing your wallet and beloved bike wheels.

Manufactured using high-quality chromoly steel alloy coupled with the strongest possible aluminum largest cog – this product is an ultimate solution for all riders out there who are looking for efficient way to enhance the performance of their MTB or road/CX bike

As we always do with our custom-designed cassettes – we’ve gone with the best durability/lightweight combination ever – we machined 11 cogs out of a hardened steel alloy and attached lightweight CNC machined 52T cog made out of 7075T aluminum alloy

Lightweight and unbelievably usable

The newest 11-52T 12-speed cassette made by Garbaruk weighs just 333 grams – less than any 12-speed MTB cassette with similar range. And at the same time you can install our cassette in your existing MTB and use it with the latest 12-speed Shimano drivetrain components. All this makes our cassette an ultimate plug-and-play solution for the modern-day mountain bikers.


The lightest 12-speed MTB cassette for Shimano HG freehub with 11-52T gear range


473% range and 12-speeds – plenty of gearing to play with

Monoblock Design

Monoblock design (made out of hardened steel) with only largest cog made out of aluminum

Highly Compatible

Fits onto the most popular and wide-spread freehub standard and works with 12-speed Shimano rear derailleurs

Presize Shifting And No Chaindrop

Enhanced teeth chamfers for flawless shifting and error-free back-pedaling

Matches Your Design Ambitions

The highest number of available color options to match your bike color accents our Garbaruk oversized derailleur pulleys

Recommended drivetrain setups

We recommend using our 12-speed Shimano-compatible cassette with 1×12-speed SLX, XT and XTR drivetrains (Long Cage (SGS) version is required to work with our 11-52T cassette). However, if you would like to use it with SRAM 12-speed rear derailleur, such setup will also work well. Our 12-speed cassette is compatible with Shimano HG+ 12-speed chain.

Smooth drivetrain operation with Garbaruk oversized pulleys

Combine our newest 11-52T cassette with Garbaruk Rear Derailleur Pulleys to achieve the smoothest and most precise drivetrain operation quality. You can also match the color of your cassette largest cog and derailleur pulleys to make your bike stand out as it never has before.

Road freehubs compatibility note

Our cassette has initially been designed to work seamlessly when mounted on Shimano MTB freehubs. However, for those of you who want to install Garbaruk Shimano-compatible 12-speed cassette onto a Road freehub, we offer Garbaruk Cassette Spacer that helps secure the cassette in place on wider Road freehubs

Table below demonstrates how Garbaruk 12 speed for Shimano HG freehub-compatible cassette faces the competition

  • EUR 220
  • 11-52T
  • 520%
  • 1 alu cog
  • 333g 
  • EUR 280
  •  11-52T
  • 520%
  • 4 alu cogs
  •  338g


Cassette model 11-52T 
Steel part coating Nickel 
Made from Chromoly steel alloy + 7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy (largest cog) 
Made with CNC milling 
Cassette speeds 12-speed 
Weight, grams 333±2% 
Cassette gears 11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-37-44-52 
Compatible rear derailleurs Shimano 12-speed: RD-M7100 (SLX), RD-M8100 (XT), RD-M9100 (XTR) SGS (long-cage) version only, RD-M6100 (Deore)-SGS 
Freehub compatibility Shimano HG 
E-bike compatible No 
Alu gear/lockring color Black or Silver or Blue or Gold or Green or Orange or Red or Violet



Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, Red, Violet

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