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    9 speed pin in 10 speed chain?

    Does anyone know if the 9 speed shimano chain pins work in the 10 speed XT chains?
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    Won't work, too long.
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    I think it'd be 'fine' as long as you aren't having any interference with the cogs/rings
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    A Shimano 9 speed pin is 6.5mm wide, while 10 speed chains are ~6.0mm. That extra .5mm is enough to cause issues when you consider the gap between cassette cogs. Plus the ridges at one end of the chain pin won't line up.

    If you had to use one out on the trail it could work, but only temporarily.
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    Don't do it. The chain side plates will not be secured properly due to the difference in pin widths.
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    The 10 speed pins also have a different number of grooves on them. New generation 10-speed road (7901/7900/7801, 6701/6700/6600,5701/5600) and mountain (M980, HG94/74) chains use a permanent three-groove/guide connector pin
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