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    Replace 8-speed cassette with 10-speed?

    Is the freehub width the same?

    My wife doesn't want a new bike but I'd like to upgrade her to 1x10 if possible. Or 1x9, anything to get rid of that front derailleur.

    I realize I'll need to swap the shifter, derailleur, and chain as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWS View Post
    Is the freehub width the same?

    My wife doesn't want a new bike but I'd like to upgrade her to 1x10 if possible. Or 1x9, anything to get rid of that front derailleur.

    I realize I'll need to swap the shifter, derailleur, and chain as well.
    Yes, 8, 9, and 10 speed all work on the same freehub.

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    yes. it'll work fine. Also grab new cables/housings. Only need the one for the rear derailure, so it shouldn't cost more than $5-$10.

    What cassette is she currently running? The gear spacing on 10 is nice, but not sure it's always necessary. Schimano's 11-32T cassette has good spacing between gears, and it works like a tank. Only downside is weight, but that's because all the good parts ae for 10-speed anymore.
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    Thanks, I'm doing this for sure then. With a new cable too.

    I'm not sure exactly but her current cassette looks like about 15t-25t or something like that. It's a ridiculously small range.

    Right after i posted this i remembered I have a lightly used 9sp 11-34 sitting around, I'll probably use that.

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