Which is better 9 speed or 10 speed?

Depending on what manufacturer you go for, 10 speed is usally only one more speed than a 9 speed, and not even so because your gear ratio don’t change much. Ten speeds are harder to deal with in setting up because they tend to be more finicky.

Can you fit a 10 speed cassette on a 9 speed hub?

The most you should need to do to allow a 10 speed cassette to work on most 9 speed hubs is install a spacer behind the cassette to make sure the cassette seats tightly. You can put a new 10 or 11 speed cassette on any of the older 9 speed hubs.

Are 9 speed and 10 speed cassettes the same width?

Sometimes, the difference lies in the brand For the Shimano brand, their 9-speed cassettes have an extra cog added to the 8-speed cassette, while the overall width remains the same. The same thing goes for the 10-speed where it still has the same width as an 8-speed cassette. This makes the 10-speed slightly narrower.

Are Shimano and SRAM freehub compatibility?

Buyers are free to use a SRAM chain and cassette with their Shimano groupset, and vice versa, just as a SRAM chain can be paired with a Shimano cassette, and vice versa. SRAM’s cassettes and chains are compatible with all of Shimano’s groupsets, and vice versa.

Are Shimano 9 and 10 speed compatibility?

A 9-Speed Derailleur Can Work With a 10-Speed Cassette Only On Road Bikes. Luckily, the rear shift ratio of Shimano’s road bike groupsets is the same for 8, 9, and 10-speed transmissions. Hence why it’s possible to combine a 9-speed derailleur with a 10-speed cassette.

Are 9 speed road bikes good?

Yes. A 9-gear bike is just as good as an 11-gear bike. Instead of focusing on the number of gears (not speeds) you should be concentrating on the quality of the bicycle as a whole. Fortunately, it is tough to buy a bad bike if you are smart and go to a bicycle shop.

Can I change a 9 speed cassette to 11?

You’ll need to change the chainwheels and the cranks, the rear derailleur, the brake-shift levers, the cassette and the chain of course. The rear wheel probably has an older hub but then if you’re lucky and the hub is designed for 10-speed as well it will also take 11.

Are 10 speed and 11 speed chains the same?

11 speed chains of all the manufacturers are mutually compatible. Since 10 and 11 speed chains are almost the same width, as well as cassette teeth, 10 speed chain can be used in stead of 11 speed one, without it jamming between the sprockets.

What freehub body does SRAM NX use?

The NX cassette uses Shimano’s HyperGlide (HG) freehub body instead of SRAM’s XD Driver found on the rest of the brand’s 12-speed cassettes. This means the cassette’s range is only 11-50t compared to 10-52t for the more expensive XD versions.

Will a 9 speed rear derailleur work with 10 speed?

Here’s what they had to say regarding mountain bike drivetrains: MORGAN @ SRAM: For the rear, no. The cable pull is different for the 10-speed rear derailleurs and the 9-speed rear derailleurs won’t line up properly with the cogs when used with a 10-speed shifter and cassette.

Will a 10 speed front derailleur work with 9 speed?

As long as your front derailleur matches the number of gears on your front chain ring (2 or 3) you should be okay. That being said, you may run into issues with different manufacturers or groupsets working well together.

Can a 9 speed wheel work on a 10 speed wheel?

Instead, they made the chain and cogs narrower, allowing more gears to fit into the same space. The most you should need to do to allow a 10 speed cassette to work on most 9 speed hubs is install a spacer behind the cassette to make sure the cassette seats tightly. This same compatibility holds true for the new 2005 Ultegra 10 speed components.

When did Shimano go from 9 speed to 10 speed?

When Shimano went to 10 speeds on their 2004 Dura Ace group, they designed it to be compatible with prior years’ 9 speed hubs. Shimano did not change the overall cassette width or the rear wheel spacing when changing to 10 speeds.

Can you use a 9 speed hub on a 10 speed hub?

Interestingly, the reverse is not always true; you cannot use a 9 speed cassette on all 10 speed hubs. Shimano’s 10 speed specific hubs are only designed to be compatible with 10 speed cassettes and, as with most computer programs, downward compatibility does not work as well as upward.

What’s the difference between a 10 speed and a 9 speed sprocket?

10-speed sprocket teeth are narrower, to cram in one more sprocket. As a result, 10 speed sprockets do not wear as long. The structural strength of 10 speed sprockets also can be a concern; some have bent, a problem unheard of with other cassettes.