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    Free hub body: 9 spd and 10 spd cassette compatability

    I am currently running a 9 spd SRAM PG-980 cassette on my Hadley rear hub. I am getting everything ready to go with 1x10 when the Chili frame arrives next month and with some recommendations have decided to go with a 10 spd XT rear cassette.

    Do I need to get a 10 spd specific free hub body for the rear hub? or will the exisiting 9 spd free hub body work? I understand that the 10 spd cassette are generally narrower than the 9 spd ones, so technically in theory i shouldn't have a problem....

    Am i misinformed andassuming too much? Perhaps any of you with a 10 spd rear can help me out. Cheers!

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    Nope, same freehub body works for both!
    If jackasses could fly this place would be an airport.

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    Thanks mate! Always quick to help me out.

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    from my understanding of it, i thought that the 10 speed and 9 speed would be roughly the same size lenghwise, i though that the cogs on the 10 speed cassette were a bit thinner to allow for the extra cog, and keep the overall lengh the same,
    i went from 9 speed to 10 speed on my nukeproof hub with out any problems,

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