Cassete Width

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  • #237788

    have a giant talon with a 3×9 drivetrain, recently put a raceface narrow wide chainring on the front and ditched the front derailleur for a 1x setup.

    My question is, can i put a 10 or 11 speed cassette on the back, or are those cassettes too wide for my current frame. Would upgrade to Shimano slx or sram x7 drivetrain, would this be compatible?

  • #237789

    Yes, Shimano 9, 10 and 11 speed all use the same hub. Keep in mind that you’ll be investing a decent chunk of change into the cassette, derailleur, shifter and chain.

    • #237809

      Yes, Shimano 9, 10 and 11 speed all use the same hub. Keep in mind that you’ll be investing a decent chunk of change into the cassette, derailleur, shifter and chain.

      In addition, you can also fit SRAM cassettes up to 10-speed on the same driver body. If you want to go up to SRAM 11 or 12-speed, you’ll need an XD driver, and depending on your current setup, you could possibly run into issues.

  • #237818

    Reiterating what was already said, yes that would work. And yes, Sram works 10spd and down but your best performance for the dollar is shimano slx.

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