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    Which 10-spd cassettes are good cog donors?

    I have a nice beefy rear 36h Hadley SS/Flow wheel that I'm considering putting on my Anthem X29. The hub can fit 6 cogs. I'm using 9-spd cogs on it right now on the Simon Bar that it's on, but the Anthem is setup with 10spd. I'm wondering what 10-spd cassettes would be good donors for cogs. I'm thinking something like 36-32-28-24-20-17.

    Thanks for any info

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    My setup:

    1) Hadley 10x135 SS hub.
    2) Shimano CS-HG81 SLX 11-36 cassette. 1.5mm machined off the back of the spider, 1mm machined off the 11t cog.
    3) Shimano RD-M985-GS XTR derailleur. Hanger stop ground down a bit and longer high limit screw.
    4) Shimano SL-M780 rear shifter.
    5) Shimano CN-HG94 chain.

    Final gearing is 11-15-19-24-28-32-36.

    Spacing is TIGHT all around, and when shifting on the big cogs the chain bumps the arm on the derailleur. But it has precise shifting and no hesitation in all gears!
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    Thanks for the info Presslab. I have most of those parts. Very tempting!

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    I wasn't excited about the chain hitting the derailleur when shifting. I found that the "Bracket Axle Unit" (the small arm pictured above) from an old Saint derailleur would work. 1mm needed to be machined off the back side. This new arm pushed the whole derailleur out (parallel to the axle) about 6mm and now there are no worries of the chain hitting. The arm is part number Y-5WN98090, about $30. If you use this new arm, you can always put your XTR derailleur back to stock.

    Last weekend I did a 17 mile ride over very technical terrain. Not one missed shift! Very snappy shifting. And the Shadow Plus kept things nice and quiet too.

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