Do SRAM XD cassettes require different installation tools than traditional cassettes? November 12, 2018 20:45 Updated No. XD cassettes can be installed with a standard HG-style tool with a 7-8mm spline depth. Related articles Is a special cassette tool required to install or remove SRAM Eagle AXS™ cassettes? Will my hub work with your XD driver for the XG 10-42 0r 10-50 cassettes? Do I need an XD or XDR driver to use an XD compatible cassette? What are the main benefits of the XD and XDR interfaces? Where do I get an XD or XDR driver for my wheel? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.