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Whats the diffence in 9 and 10 speed??

Old 12-27-09, 06:11 PM
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Whats the diffence in 9 and 10 speed??

I guess this has been asked before and if so im srry.But is there really any diffrence besides the price?Im lookin at trek bikes and i just ride for fun and exercise.Thanks
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1 speed? Is this a trick question?
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9 speed has more durable chains and works just fine. 10 speed is better for racing with teammates for wheel swapping unless they race with Campy.
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Old 12-27-09, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
1 speed? Is this a trick question?
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Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
1 speed? Is this a trick question?
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Old 12-27-09, 06:27 PM
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so a 10 speed would be more for a racer right??
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so a 10 speed would be more for a racer right??
well, then who would 11 speed be for!?
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
well, then who would 11 speed be for!?
Racers who run out of gears on 10-speed.
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
well, then who would 11 speed be for!?
europros

seriously though, 10 speed will be easier to upgrade in the future, although i run 10 on one bike and 9 on the other. the 10 really just offers slightly tighter clustering of the rear cassette.
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Old 12-27-09, 06:35 PM
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You will not really notice a difference in practice, perhaps if racing. 10 speed is better if teamates are riding shimano, 11 speed if their on campag.

[digression]That said, if someone had of given Cadel a shimano 10 in the vuelta, I'm sure he could have limped across the line and retained 2nd maybe.[/digression]

I went from Tiagra 9 to 105 10, and regarding noticing more gears, well, no. In fact, I use less gears. I had a 25-13 on the Tiagra, and found the 13 was inadequate, and have a 27-12 on the 105. I used most of that stack for the Tiagra, but only about 5 cogs on the 105.
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You know i do ask alot of questions on here because im new to cycling.If i sound like a dumbass its only because i dont know these things.Im just lookin for help guys,i dont want to buy a bike that is going to be more than i need.
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I ride an 8 speed... a 9 speed and a 10 speed.... They all work. Find something that fits your budget and fits and go ride. For a first bike try not to over think it.
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Wait a minute. It looks like the OP is looking at new bikes. So is the real question, "What's the difference between SORA/Tiagra 9 speed vs 105 10 speed?"
But that topic has been beat to death too.
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at least it's more specific.
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You should really ask the guys in the racing forum.
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At least for Shimano, if I was deciding between 9 and 10 speed for recreational cycling, I'd go with 10 speed. The ergonomics of the hoods and the feel of the shifters is better IMO. I own both Ultegra 6500 and 6600 and far prefer the feel of 6600, plus with 6600 you can an extra trim position for the big ring on the triple shifters. I run 6500 on my commuter because replacement chains and cassettes are cheaper and given the crap I ride through daily, this is a more important consideration than on my weekend fun bike. As has been mentioned though, Shimano is phasing out 9 speed in the road world as higher-end 9 speed shifters are basically no longer available. If upgrading to 10 speed from 9 speed, the only reuseable bits are the rear derailler and left shifter assuming you can tolerate the mismatched hoods. If you plan on keeping the bike for a while, 10 speed seems the way to go unless Shimano decides to chase Campy and add another gear in the rear.
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I would say if you have any aspirations to upgrade your bike in the future, get a 10 speed. On a 9 speed you cannot do "incremental" upgrades to 10 speed. Meaning you need a wad of cash to make the jump. But, if you start w/ 105 10 speed you can upgrade bit by bit to ultegra or dura ace level components.

All in all, I wish I had went 10 speed when I bought my first bike.
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Budget allowing there is no reason to choose 9 speed over 10 speed unless MAYBE for cross. 10 speed has proven to be just as durable as 9. 10 speed 105, Ultegra or DA or all very nice groups. You will never be sorry of you buy more than you need you may be pissed off later down the road if you buy less.
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A road bike will have two more speeds, mtb would have three more speeds. Neither would have only one more speed.
 
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Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
A road bike will have two more speeds, mtb would have three more speeds. Neither would have only one more speed.
unless you lived somewhere it was flat and you run a single up front. just sayin'.

saw it all the time in Florida
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