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Old 05-14-12, 11:43 AM   #1
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10 speed road cassette on MTB

Can I put a 10 speed road cassette on my MTB which currently has a 2x10 drivetrain. I know that 10 speed MTB drivetrains use HG-X chains which are specific to MTB, but what will happen if road cassette is used? Will shifting be severely affected? Another option I guess is to use both road cassette and chain. But then - how about front shifting?
I must note that I will be occasionally switching back to MTB cassette (about 5 times a season).
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Old 05-14-12, 12:05 PM   #2
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New Same cassette brand, and same cog number , 10,
and a new chain are most likely going to be fine.
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I know that 10 speed MTB drivetrains use HG-X chains which are specific to MTB, but what will happen if road cassette is used?
you should leave the worn chain, bagged together, with the cassette you remove, anyhow.

a new cassette and a used chain are never a good idea.
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Forgot to mention that I'm using Shimano parts. But anyway, I'll probably buy a new road cassette and a chain for the purpose. I'm not doing much front shifting while training on road so I guess a set of road chain and cassette is my best bet.
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Shimano 10 speed MTB vs Road chains have similar dimensions but different directional chamfering.

KMC 10 speed is compatible for MTB & Road (Shimano, Sram, etc) and non-directional. However, if you are switching cassettes, keeping chain with cassette is best.
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