A beautiful columbus steel frame, 1986 Schwinn Voyageur touring bike, Currently Undergoing Overhaul
Shimano cassette, crankset, chain mixing and matching
I am looking at getting a Mavic CXP 22 wheelset with shimano ultegra 6600 hubs. I can also puchase the same wheelset with either 105 or 2200 shimano hubs. My confusion is that I am assuming ultegra and the other flavors of Shimano products would be interchangeable?
Here are my quick questions, and thank you in advance.
1) Could I use a non-ultegra cassette, say a slightly less expensive Shimano cassette (not ultegra) or is the 70 dollars for the ultegra justifed? Could I use an SRAM cassette, or another brand?
2) Could I mix a triple crankset of either a different brand or less expensive shimano version? Assuming that I would be getting a 10 speed cassette and a 10 speed crankset?
3) And what should I do about chain in that sense? Could I use any brand chain or stick with Shimano again?
I'm not entirely concerned about weight, since I'm not racing, I'm the one that needs to lose a few pounds!
86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
Any SRAM/Shimano compatible 10 speed cassette would work.
The only caveat is the largest cog size if you have a "road" RDER. They won't handle the 30+ tooth cogs.
Basically the difference is a few grams of weight and the finish. The lower end ones might be a lower grade of steel, while the highest end ones may have a few titanium cigs.