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  • wzzzz
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    use an mtb 11 speed cassette? a touring bike will appreciate the extra range over road 11spd anyway.

    Premier Icon RichT
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    Yes this is what I have bit hub will only take 9 or 10 speed

    PJ266
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    wzzzz is right, you can generally use an MTB 11 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub.

    The larger sprockets will clear the spokes then. The issue with fitting an 11 speed road cassette is that the smaller sprockets foul the spokes.

    Premier Icon RichT
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    I’ve tried it. Cassette is too wide and presses on the hub body so won’t freewheel.

    Premier Icon RichT
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    I have a frame on the way but have made a big mistake. I picked up some wheels second hand but the freehub is not 11 speed compatible and I have an 11 speed groupset. I have investigated and cannot change freehub. Wheels are novatec hubs on wtb rims with 17mm internal width. The cheapest solution seems to be to get a deore hub on a119 rim. Any other bargains about? I need 6 bolt hubs with qr rear (and 15mm front). Would consider wheelset or just rear. Thanks.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    9, 10 and 11sp MTB cassettes and hubs are the same width. it’s only 11 speed road cassettes which are slightly (1.2mm?) wider and thus require a different hub. Is there a small spacer you should be removing from the hub?

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    What’s the hub on the wheelset you bought?

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Got access to a milling machine?

    PJ266
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    I’ve tried it. Cassette is too wide and presses on the hub body so won’t freewheel.

    Ah shame. Hope you get it sorted.

    Premier Icon RichT
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    It was weird as I tightened the lockring it got tight. So I tried with a 1mm spacer behind and it seems fine! Thanks for the help and sorry for being a hamfisted home mechanic.

    PJ266
    Member

    8) A happy result.

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