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  1. #1
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    Hope Can I put a 10spd cassette on my Brave Machine Monster hub?

    Hi everybody,
    I have a Brave Machine Monster 10mm rear hub and Iam currently running a 9spd shimano cassette.
    I was woundering if I could fit a 10spd cassette on my freehub.In the specs it says that its shimano 8,9spd compatabillty.
    I ve heard that 9 and 10 spd cassettes are the same width.Is that true?So could i fit a 10 spd Shimano cassette.
    Many thanks.

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    It's fine. The rest of your drivetrain needs to be compatible too, though.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Thanks! So it would fit a 10spd cassette.Carry on with the answers

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    It will work, keep in mind that you'll need a 10spd shifter and rear mech.

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    What are you hoping to gain by going to 10 speed?

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    My username is now relevant. Carry on.
    The pedals turn, not just the left one, but the right one too.

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    You can put it on for looks but you can't ride it without a 10sp chain. You can use your front derailleur, shifter and 9sp crankset. You need a 10sp rear shifter and derailleur.

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    Thanks everybody for the opinion
    rangeriderdave-I am not going 10 speed for the extra speed.But because of the gear compability...i can find better rear mechs for 10spd than for 9spd.
    I am aware that the rest of my parts must be 10spd(chain,shifter,cassettte...)
    For DH and FR...what cassette would you rather use Shimano Ultegra or a normal cassette like XT?

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