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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:01 am 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
As title, know nothing about this modern malarky but fancy trying 1x10 on my modern hardtail.

Is it just a case of new shifter, rear mech and cassette and ditch the rest?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:29 pm 
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yes.
and yes, rear mech for 10 speed has different pull so 9 speed won't work, kinda annoying. you may want to consider using 10 speed chain too.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Brill, thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:40 pm 
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Do you need a specific chainset then ? Or could you use a triple and remove the outer ring ?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:47 pm 
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I'm just fitting a 36t ring to my normal chainset.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:39 pm 
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I think you can get away with using a 9 speed chainring. I'm just running a Hope 34 tooth jobbie which I don't remember being 10 specific, I'm sure the packaging just said 9 and 10 speed compatible.

I'm sure you need to run a 10 speed chain though as they are slightly narrower to accommodate the extra cog.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:08 am 
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You'll be fine with a 9 speed chainring. 10 speed chains are slightly narrower than 9 speed ones, but it's the outer plates that are thinner. The space between the inner plates remains the same. You don't even need to buy the Shimano 10 speed chain - I run one bike with bits from the bargain bin using a Mavic 10 speed chain with my 10 speed XT cassette. Works just as well as the other bike which has an XTR 10 speed chain on an XTR cassette.


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