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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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    New Same cassette brand, and same cog number , 10,
    and a new chain are most likely going to be fine.
    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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