Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
10 speed crank, 10 speed compatible chain?
Looking for a new crank for the one of my bikes. It's 9 speed but all the online shops have 10 speed stuff. All cranks mention "requires 10 speed compatible chain". Does that mean it won't work with my 9 speed drivetrain?
'98 Kona Kula, '8X Univega Sportour SS, '81 Trek 710
The answer is that there is 99% chance that the 9sp chain will work with no problem. There are a few possible minor issues, but in practice it doesn't seem to be a problem to run 9sp chain on 10sp cranks.
Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy
99% of the world already thinks you're a moron for riding a bike anyways so it doesn't really matter what shoes you're wearing.