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    1x9 or 1x10

    I just ran accross a fantastic deal on a ultegra 6600 10sp group and was wondering if I should keep my bike a 1x9 or go 1x10? I am not even sure if the 6600 shifter can be set up for a 9sp. Any thoughts?
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    Your 6600 shifter will not shift a 9 speed cassette. Your 9-speed RD & Crankset will work with a ten speed brifter & ten speed cassette combo, you will need a ten speed chain.

    Throw on the needed parts and sell the rest of the 6600 Group?

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    I figured I might need a new chain. Are the 10sp set ups weaker? I know the chain in thinner, but not sure if stronger
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    I've raced both 9 and 10 speed and found little difference. I went to 10 due to the availability of parts if I broke something.
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    10 sp can be set up for 9sp via alternate cable clamping. All Shimano shifters can be set up for their rating - 1 this way.
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    Well the Shifter ended up being a brand new ultegra 9sp shifter, and the 6600 ultegra derailluer will work with it so I will keep it 1x9.
    Last edited by Jumpinj98; 02-08-11 at 02:47 PM.
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    Ironically, I just went from a 1x9 to a 1x8 because I found an almost free 8 speed setup and the parts/maintenance are/is much less expensive. I use mine for cross-commuting and do not miss the extra teeth at all.

    EDIT: If I didn't like my Microshift stuff so much, I'd ask ya about the Tiagra group. Seems like there has been a lot of buzz recently about these Microshift guys...

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    We get lots of mud here in PDX. Lots of mud.

    The nine speed setups seems to last longer both through the season and hold adjustment better during the race.

    I ran a 1x9 with a barend last year. This year I went with a 6500 shifter.

    As much as I hate to say it, SRAM seems to keep adjustment longer in the sloppy stuff.

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    Well after a riding a sram double tap set up and having a friend have his bike stolen, I decided to sell him my 1x9 and going to build a sram bike. So if anyone needs a new 6500 ultegra shifter or 6600 rear derailleur let me know!
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    I say stick with your 1x9. It's a cross bike. Things are going to break. Weight is not as important as on a road bike. Save money. 9 speed parts are super cheap in comparison (chains, shifters, ect.)
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