- X9 rear mech with 10 speed?
I’m toying with the idea of going 1×10 – I currently have a 2 x 9 setup with an X9 rear mech.
My plan is to get an 11-36 cassette, 10 speed chain and rear shifter, and strip off all the unneccesary bits and bobs.
Question is – will my 9 speed X9 rear mech have enough adjustment for 10 gears, or am I going to need a new rear mech as well??Posted 5 years agojohnellisonMember
Rich, I doubt very much that the Shimano shifter will work with the SRAM mech – they have different cable pull ratios, SRAM is 1:1 where Shimano is 1:2. But that’s not what I’m asking, I’m asking if the X9 mech will have enough adjustment to work with a 10-speed cassette and SRAM 10-speed shifter.Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
IT will have enough adjustment as a 10 speed cassette is as wide as a 9 speed cassette [ or you would need a new hub] – tbh i have used a 7 speed mech on 9 speed.
the issue is what the pull ratio is- ie linkage may mean that 1 cm of ull moves the 10 speed less than the 9 speed
I cannot answer your question – but it does have enough movement to copePosted 5 years ago
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