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    Mating a 10-speed 10 cog cassette to a SRAM XD body

    How easy would it be to create a 10 speed 10 cog cassette for a SRAM XD body (for an individual or aftermarket) and would it be useful?

    Say, theoretically speaking, I want to use a 22-34t crank with a 10-36t 10-speed cassette for use on a 650B bike. How easy would that be to achieve and would it make sense in your view?

    Advantages would be:
    -Very large range for a 2x10 set up
    -Nice little granny ring for long/steep hills
    -Small large chainring; can keep the chain on there all the time and won't bash into anything easily
    -Small step in front for easy shifting
    -Pretty light set up

    I realize that a 22-36t crank with a 11-36t cassette would almost achieve the same, but what would theoretically be the drawbacks?

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    Personally I hate the idea of the XD driver

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    Guess 24-38t chainrings with a 11-38t cassette would work as well, but neither SRAM, Shimano or any other manufacturer makes affordable ones yet either.

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    Anyone think SRAM will introduce a 10speed 10-36t XD cassette for 2x10 next year?

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    Would be very difficult / expensive to do.

    The XD hub has different splines then a standard freehub. (standard has one spline that is smaller)

    So that smaller spline on the cassette would need to be machined out.

    from there the XD cassettes (XX1, X01) have a cassette lockring that is integrated into the cassette, and is non removeable, and threads onto the hubshell nearest the inner flange.

    Again, not gonna happen without huge amounts of custom machinework.

    This is why the XX1/X01 cassettes are so special.

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    Would this also mean that if SRAM would mass produce a 10-36t 10speed for the XD driver that it would still be significantly more expensive than current 10s cassettes?

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    Mating a 10-speed 10 cog cassette to a SRAM XD body

    Yes. Basically you would be left with most of the cost of 11 speed without the range of the 11 speed. If you want what your looking for, look at the canfield micro hub to give you an 10-36 cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS645 View Post
    Would this also mean that if SRAM would mass produce a 10-36t 10speed for the XD driver that it would still be significantly more expensive than current 10s cassettes?

    Exactly.

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    Thanks guys, very insightful comments.

    The Canfield hub looks interesting. Perhaps not the most flexible sollution, but seems as good as it gets for now.

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