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Quick compatibility question

Old 05-02-07, 11:35 PM
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Quick compatibility question

I've got a 9 speed cassette and brifters, and I'm wondering if I will have any problems running the 9spd cassette with 10s (DA) brifters.

Any ideas? Comments from those running a similar setup appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 05-02-07, 11:39 PM
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The spacing of 9 speed cassettes and 10 speed cassettes are different. The index points on the 10s brifters will be different from those on a 9s. Either need 9s brifters or 10s everything else.

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If you are going to spring for 10s STI shifters (I refuse to use that ridiculous B-word) why not drop another $80 or so for an Ultegra 10s cassette and chain? That's all you need to change to make your bike 10 speed.
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Check this out:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer...html#alternate
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thanks guys, good input
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I would guess that you could also use a JTEK shiftmate. Look it up on google.

Of course, it's like $35 which is about half the price of a new cassette and chain.
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