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22 to 11 speed conversion?

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Asked by: Heather Demientieff

Can a 10 speed bike be upgraded to 11 speed?

Luckily, many common and not-so-common wheelsets, as long as they’re at least 10-speed, can be upgraded to 11-speed by purchasing a new cassette body. The body is the part that attaches to the center of the hub and drives the wheel and bike when you pedal.

How do you change 10 speed to 11 speed?

Quote from video: The front derailleur rear derailleur and chain rings will all need to be replaced with the SRAM 11 speed components.

Can you convert SRAM 11 speed to 12 speed?

The Ratio 12-speed Upgrade Kit allows you to pair an 11-speed SRAM shifter with a 12-speed Eagle derailleur and cassette—bringing the advantage of a wide-range drivetrain to any drop bar gravel or road bike.

Can I convert my 9 speed to 11 speed?

Converting a 9-speed wheel to 11-speed



You will have to buy a new 11-speed wheel and replace the entire wheel. On the other hand, if your current wheel is an 11-speed wheel, you can convert it to 11-speed by removing the low spacer from the low side of the 9-speed sprocket and installing an 11-speed sprocket.

Will my hub fit an 11 speed cassette?

Quote from video: So the eleven speed will slide further in back over the freehub. And it will be compatible.

Are 10 speed and 11 speed hubs the same?

The Shimano (and SRAM) 11-speed freehub is wider than the 10-speed one, because the 11-speed Shimano (and SRAM) cogset stack height is taller than 10-speed.

Are 10 and 11 speed cassettes the same width?

11 speeds. Sprocket width is the same as for 10 speeds, so 10 speed sprockets can be used, provided that 11 speed spacers are used. Sprockets are 1.6 mm thick, spaced at 3.74 mm (road), or 3.9 mm (MTB).

Are Shimano 10 and 11 speed compatibility?

Shimano’s mechanical 10- and 11-speed road shifters are not compatible with its 10- and 11-speed MTB derailleurs.

How do I know if my hub is 11 speed?

A 9 speed cassette on 11 speed hub will have a 1.8mm spacer behind the cassette (meaning near the spokes). Grab a flashlight and look behind your cassette, maybe you can see a spacer in there. But sometimes you have to remove the cassette to find out for sure.

Can you use a 12 speed derailleur on 11 speed cassette?

So you can’t use a 12 speed derailleur on an 11 speed setup or vice versa but you can you an xtr 12/11 speed shifter on an 11 speed drivetrain.

Can I put a SRAM eagle on a road bike?

If you currently have a SRAM 1×11 system and are using an XD driver (a specific freehub body to work with the SRAM cassettes that use a 10t high cog) then the answer is yes, Eagle will fit on your bike.

Can you put a 12 speed cassette on a 11 speed hub SRAM?

The road version (XD-R) is compatible with mountain cassettes if you add a 1.85mm spacer. There is no spacer required with a road XDR cassette. As it relates to the freehub, there is no compatibility difference between 11 and 12 speed Sram cassettes.

Do I need a new hub for 11 speed?

For 11spd road cassettes, YES, you need a new hub unless (like Mavic), the hub has been correctly spaced for 11spd for many years.

Can I put a bigger cassette on my bike?

Yes, almost any bike is compatible with bigger cassettes, bike drivetrain is groupset of components that works in perfect harmony, any miss reconfiguring can break the perfect functionality of the system, parts that need to be changed and reconfigured when putting bigger cassette which is long-chain, wide cage

Can I fit a 11 speed cassette on a 9 speed hub?

An 11-speed cassette will fit on a 9-speed hub only when the hub is wide enough. Luckily, 8,9,10 and 11-speed mountain bike hubs have the same spacing, and one can therefore use an 11-speed cassette on all of them.

Can I put an 11 speed chain on a 10 speed cassette?

In a prior post on VeloNews, you state that an 11-speed chain will work with 10-speed cranks, where the rest of the group is 11S.

Are Shimano 10 and 11 speed compatibility?

Shimano’s mechanical 10- and 11-speed road shifters are not compatible with its 10- and 11-speed MTB derailleurs.

Can I use a 11 speed cassette with a 10 speed derailleur?

No, that will not work. The shifts will not line up across the entire range, because an 11-speed cassette is not just a 10-speed cassette with an extra cog stuck on at the same spacing.

Can I use 10 speed chain on 11 speed cassette?

Since 10 and 11-speed chains (as well as cassette teeth) have almost the same widths, a 10-speed chain can be used instead of an 11 speed-one, without it jamming between the sprockets. However, this will still not work perfectly and will cause premature sprocket wear, so better to avoid it.

Do I need to change my chain when I change my cassette?

You should change your chain at the same time as the cassette and/or chainset. “A worn chain on a new cassette or chainrings will only accelerate the wear,” says Chris McKenney.

What is the fastest chain?

The YBN SLA is very fast, typically within around 0.5w of fastest chain (dura ace) however it has approx 50% greater longevity vs Dura Ace / Ultegra chains.



Weight 0.27 kg
Brand YBN, YBN Titanium, YBN Oil Slick, Shimano Dura Ace (HG-901/XTR), Campagnolo Record