• 05-22-2010
    jollybeggar
    10 speed cassette on 9 speed hub?
    This question has probably been ask before but I can't find it in the archives. Can I put Sram's new ten speed cassette on my 9 speed hub? Does it require a 10 speed specific chain?
  • 05-22-2010
    lou_m
    Hub yes, you will need a new 10sp chain though.
  • 05-22-2010
    dubdryver
    Lou is correct, the 10sp cassette is the same width as the 9sp, just narrower spacing between rings. All you need to do is change the cassette and run a 10sp chain which is also more narrow, and 10sp shifter to make use of the extra ring.
  • 05-22-2010
    jollybeggar
    So basically I can switch to a 10 speed cassette, chain, rear derailleur, and shifter, and I've got a 2X10 set? Right now I'm running 2X9 with 22/34t chainrings and I really like it.
  • 05-22-2010
    ScaryJerry
    10 speed cranksets are spaced differently than 9 speed cranksets, and are also intended to work better with narrower 10s chain. ymmv.
  • 01-24-2012
    Blksocks
    Nvm! Finally found answers on, Google. :thumbsup: