– another 'road and MTB gear' compatibility question.
So, i’ve read a bit about cross compatibility of road and MTB shifter/mech/cassette shennanigans, but cant seem to find out about a specific question.
All my bikes are MTB’s right now, but i do use a light rigid carbon 29er for winter road duties (flat bars currently). Its currently running MTB 10 speed stuff, with 2x chainrings in 104bcd guise.
I’d like to run some drops, and move to road hydro’s for braking. I’m not wanting to start having 11 speed anything and would like to continue using MTB 10 speed gear. So, mechs, casettes, chains etc:
All road full hydros, either Sram or Shim are now 11 speed i think?
Is there a way i can use my MTB 10 speed stuff easily? i know i could have done with MTB 9 speed and Road 10 speed…. but now? i’m not sure.
Like… could I use 11 speed 105 shifter/brakes and the rest 10 speed MTB cassette/mechchain etc:
Sorry for numpty/newbie road questions.Posted 1 year agoantigeeMember
simple mix and match list here
from a guy that really knows his stuff
and from me: Tiagra is 10speed HydraulicPosted 1 year agoantigeeMember
actually I’d been thinking about this while making kids’ sandwiches not so easy
will need to use the road rear mech or a 9speed mtb not existing 10speed plus think the Tiagra will come with flat mount brakes if part of a package – pretty sure can buy post mount calipers but have to buy levers / calipers as separate itemsPosted 1 year agoswanny853Member
I’m using rs685 brifters (11sp road) with a zee mech (10sp mtb) and an xt cassette (also 10sp mtb) thanks to the lindarets tanpan 11sp. It’s a wee bit finnicky to set up as you have to ‘hide’ the 11th ratio at one end of the cassette (I suggest after the largest sprocket and lock it out with the limit screw) but works fine.
That’s 1x though, haven’t tried the front mechs. That said, a different bike has a mtb double chainset being shifted with a ’10 speed’ roadie front mech so I can’t imagine it’s much of a problem.Posted 1 year ago
this IS all to go on a carbon 29er MTB frame. The lindarets tanpan 11sp, seems a possible option, although maybe a little finickety.
I hadnt spotted the difference in ‘flat mount’ brakes, as i’ve not had a road bike. Adaptors available? is that possible? What exactly is flat mount? or rather, how is it different to MTB post (flat) mount?
So many questions!!!Posted 1 year ago
Mister P – Member
Although New Tiagra is 10 speed it is a different cable pull, it’s the same pull as 11 speed road groups. So this makes using a MTB mech with the Tiagra hydraulic levers more problematic.
Ahhh…. bugger. To be expected really, as where’s the incentive for bike companies to make things compatible eh!Posted 1 year ago
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