Pondering a change from 9 to 10 speed and wondering about compatability of rear mechs, shifter, cassettes and chains.
I'm currently set for a 1 x 9 with an oldish 11-34 XTR cassette, 9 speed HG93 chain, new m970 shifter and matching rear mech but would like to gently upgrade to a 1 x 10 setup. Obviously the shifter and cassette will need 10 speed bits but would the chain and rear mech still work in such a setup ? The front ring is a Cannondale (FSA) Si type so presume that'll be ok with a 10 speed chain if I need one ?
Also contemplating whether to switch to Sram X0 but heard it can be rather clunky compared to XTR but rather like the carbon on the X0 kit.
Old enough to know better but doesn't.
MTB :Cannondale Prophet & Pace RC200-F2
Road : Schwinn Fastback Pro
Shed art : Raleigh Dynatech Diablo