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    Soooo confused and lost. 11 speed chain on 10 speed.

    I have been changing my drivetrain as original specs for 7 years.
    I thought that's how it is, follow the original specs and no problems.
    But recently I have heard and seen so much on the web that people are fitting 11 speed chains on 10 speed.
    They saying, it is quieter, smoother, last longer and even some saying you gain watts....WTF...

    But I have so much doubts and surely, surely there has to be a faults...
    And I'm so lost that I should or should not do this since my chain is up for due...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingmonster View Post
    I have been changing my drivetrain as original specs for 7 years.
    I thought that's how it is, follow the original specs and no problems.
    But recently I have heard and seen so much on the web that people are fitting 11 speed chains on 10 speed.
    They saying, it is quieter, smoother, last longer and even some saying you gain watts....WTF...

    But I have so much doubts and surely, surely there has to be a faults...
    And I'm so lost that I should or should not do this since my chain is up for due...
    I've got a 10spd bike and an 11spd bike. I'm done buying 10spd chains. From now on, 11spd chains for both bikes.
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    10 and 11 speed components are largely interchangeable - in the same way that 7 and 8 speed are. Here you have a comparison between 11 and 10 speed cassettes:

    Soooo confused and lost. 11 speed chain on 10 speed.-kaseta_1110_1.jpg

    I am using 10 speed chains on 11 speed drivetrains because I am cheap AF

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzurpator View Post
    10 and 11 speed components are largely interchangeable - in the same way that 7 and 8 speed are. Here you have a comparison between 11 and 10 speed cassettes:

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    I am using 10 speed chains on 11 speed drivetrains because I am cheap AF
    WOW...
    10 on 11 speed castt. That I haven't heard of...
    How do you do the index on that?

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    I use it on most of my 10 speed, PC-X1 11 Speed SRAM chain. Cleaner and quieter. Started with this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6bvQha4FPk
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    The plates on 11s chains are thinner compared to the 10s, but the all spacing dimensions and rollers are the identical. Thatís why itís quieter and smoother. No plates to rub agains the cogs. Youíd index it the exact same way as you would any other drivetrain.
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    I always go to the higher speed chain.
    It is quieter, shifting is better and yes it is definitely smoother.
    But I think like this the chain will wear out a little bit faster.
    I can't say this for sure right now, because my chains are still good.

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    If it is batter in every aspects, shouldn't it be mandatory fit by bike manufacturers and recommended fitting statement from parts manufactures?

    And what's up with this video....
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qinJjb8_nEs

    11 speed made from good high tolerances...really??!!!
    What..? 10 isn't....??!!

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    If you donít want to use an 11s chain on your 10s, then stick with the 10s. Practically everyone who runs an 11s chain on their 10s is happy with the results.
    I no longer like to party. But I like the idea of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingmonster View Post
    If it is batter in every aspects, shouldn't it be mandatory fit by bike manufacturers and recommended fitting statement from parts manufactures?

    11 speed made from good high tolerances...really??!!!
    What..? 10 isn't....??!!
    Cheap chains are made cheaply. Cheap isn't always about the price. Just get a good chain (SRAM, Shimano, KMC). Keep it clean and quit worrying about this nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Cheap chains are made cheaply. Cheap isn't always about the price. Just get a good chain (SRAM, Shimano, KMC). Keep it clean and quit worrying about this nonsense.
    Alrighty...
    Done.....KMC X11SL DLC it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingmonster View Post
    Alrighty...
    Done.....KMC X11SL DLC it is...
    Didn't say overpriced blingy chains, but ok.
    Last edited by noapathy; 06-18-2018 at 10:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingmonster View Post
    Alrighty...
    Done.....KMC X11SL DLC it is...
    DLC is overrated, and it's actually more high maintenance from my experience. Just get the usual gold or silver X11SL. You save some money too.


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    Sram pcx1. Anything more expensive is a waste of $.

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