using a 10spd double c/set on a 9spd bike – issues?

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  • Premier Icon ahwiles
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    my girlfriend has a 10speed xt chainset, running fine with 9speed slx everything else.

    rob jackson
    Member

    no issue what so ever

    reggiegasket
    Member

    A mate wants to fit one of the new 10spd doubles (a 26/38 SLX or XT) to his Shimano 9spd bike.

    Questions:

    – does it need a 10spd double-specific front mech? If so, will this work okay with a 9spd LH shifter? Or will it be okay with a 9spd double mech?

    – will the rings be okay with a 9spd chain, or will they need spacing out a tad? Or should I just fit a 10spd chain?

    m1kea
    Member

    Perhaps the only thing worth checking is the Q factor (width between the crank arms.

    I put a 2X10 XTR on my full sus last year and the drive side is very close to the chainstay.

    This may just be down to it being XTR – ymmv

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