Are 9 speed and 10 speed cassettes the same width?
For the Shimano brand, their 9-speed cassettes have an extra cog added to the 8-speed cassette, while the overall width remains the same. The same thing goes for the 10-speed where it still has the same width as an 8-speed cassette. This makes the 10-speed slightly narrower.
How wide is a 9 speed cassette?
Cassette /Freewheel Spacing
|Brand and model||Center-to-center Spacing||Total Width|
|Campagnolo 9-speed||4.55 mm||38.2 mm|
|Shimano 9-speed||4.34 mm||36.5 mm|
|SRAM 9-speed||4.34 mm||36.5 mm|
What’s the difference between a 9 and 10 speed cassette?
Generally, a 10-speed chain is slimmer and lighter than a 9-speed. So actually, when you have to stack more cogs on the same hub, you need to condense the cassette. Therefore a chain meant for more gears are narrower and will work perfectly with a 9speed cassette without rubbing against the cogs or skipping.
Are 8 and 10 speed cassettes the same width?
An 8 speed cassette is slightly wider than a 7 speed cassette because of that added gear. The gap was reduced between the gears which required a narrower chain. The same thing happened with 10 speed. It still uses the same overall width of an 8 speed cassette – in fact 10 is ever so slightly narrower.
Can I use a 9 speed chain on a 10 speed cassette?
Using a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette (or an 11 on 10) works because the chain is slightly narrower. But a 9 speed chain is wider than a 10 speed and will result in the pin/outer plate to take up more room in between the cogs to the left and right of it.
Will a 9 speed derailleur work on a 10 speed cassette?
A 9-speed Shimano derailleur will work on a 10-speed cassette if the shifter is also made by Shimano and designed for road bikes. It’s also possible to combine a new 9-speed derailleur by Campagnolo with a 10-speed shifter and cassette made by Campagnolo.
How wide is a 10 speed chain?
10 speeds. Chain width is 5.88 mm. Same as for 9 speeds: all the manufacturers can be mixed and a chain for one speed more can be used in a pinch – an 11 speed chain in this case.
Are all cassettes the same width?
Cassette sprocket-tooth widths Up through 9-speeds, all cassettes use very nearly the same width of sprocket teeth, and will work with 7/8 or 9-speed chains. Old Uniglide 6-speed cassettes have larger spacing between sprockets, and like older freewheels, have the same shifting issues.
Which is better 9 speed or 10 speed?
Depending on what manufacturer you go for, 10 speed is usally only one more speed than a 9 speed, and not even so because your gear ratio don’t change much. Ten speeds are harder to deal with in setting up because they tend to be more finicky.
Can I use a 10 speed chain on 9 speed cassette?
Condensed answer: In most cases, a 10-speed chain will operate just fine with a 9-speed cassette because it’s slim enough to move up and down the rear cogs without rubbing or skipping.
Are all 9 speed cassettes compatible?
Up through 9-speeds, all cassettes use very nearly the same width of sprocket teeth, and will work with 7/8 or 9-speed chains. Old Uniglide 6-speed cassettes have larger spacing between sprockets, and like older freewheels, have the same shifting issues.
What size chain do I need for 10 speed?
Bike Chain Size Chart
|Drivetrain*||External Width, in||Internal Width, in|
|9 speed||1/4″ – 9/32″||11/128″|
|10 speed||1/4″ – 9/32″||11/128″|
|10 speed narrow||7/32″||11/128″|
Is the width of a 9 speed cassette the same as an 8 speed cassette?
The cogs of these cassettes have the same width, although the spacing varies. This means that a 9-speed chain could work adequately with an 8-speed cassette. This is also the reason why 9-speed chains aren’t very durable. The outer width is a bit narrower, while the inner width is the same.
Do you need spacer for Shimano 9 speed cassette?
The spacer is only needed when you put a 10 speed cassette on a 9 speed body. You don’t need it when you put it on a 10 speed body. which surgest to me that the 10 speed body is narrower than the 9. All Shimano 8/9 and 10 sp freehubs are the same width. The 10sp cassette is 1mm narrower so needs the spacer (on all hubs).
How many gears does a bike cassette have?
Most bikes have cassettes with 8, 9, 10, or 11 sprockets. The number of gears depends on the number of front chainrings and sprockets. For example, if your bike has three front chainrings and 10 sprockets, you’ll have 30 gears in total (3*10). A cassette size, however, depends on the number of teeth.
What’s the width of a Shimano 9 speed?
9 speed – 6.6 to 6.8mm (all brands) 10 speed – 6.2mm (Shimano, Campagnolo) 10 speed (Narrow, Direction) – 5.88mm (Shimano CN-5700,CN-6700,CN-7900) *These chain widths are the standard widths, which I assume are recommended.