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Can I use microshift bar end shifters with 9-speed deore lx rear derailleur and 10-speed cassette?

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Asked by: Lori Young

Are Microshift shifters compatible with Shimano derailleurs?

Microshift 10 Speed Cassettes are 100 percent compatible with Shimano and SRAM rear derailleurs and shifters, and also with freehubs that work with Shimano and SRAM.

Is Microshift 9 speed compatible with Shimano?

Not compatible with Shimano or SRAM.

Can you use a 10 speed rear derailleur with 9 speed shifters?

Shimano 10 speed derailleur will work on a 9 speed cassette with a sram 9 speed shifter.

Will 9 speed shifters work with 10 speed cassette?

Theoretically a 9 speed derailleur will work with a 10 speed shifter and cassette. On the MTB side the change to a different actuation ratio was made at 10 speed, so a 9 speed MTB derailleur will not work with a 10 speed shifter and cassette.

Are all Shimano 9 speed shifters compatible?

Combining with various RDs:



Shimano shifters, whether for 6, 7, 8, or 9 speeds are compatible with all the Shimano RDs for 6 to 9 speeds, and with Shimano 10 speed road RDs (not with 10 speed MTB RDs).

Will an 8 speed derailleur work on a 9 speed cassette?

Yes, your XTR derailleur will work with 9 speed shifter and cassette. 8 and 9 speed Shimano RD’s are for all practical purposes interchangeable.

Which one is better MicroShift vs Shimano?

Shimano gears are more powerful than Microshift – They Can handle bigger gears with more torque. All the components of Shimano gears such as derailleurs, shifters, drivetrain and cassettes provide an excellent experience while riding a bicycle.

Are MicroShift gears any good?

If you’re curious about a 1x drivetrain or just want cheap replacement parts (and have a chain guide), the microSHIFT Advent drivetrain is a great place to start. It offers reliable shifting and the joyful simplicity of 1x at a super-accessible price, and what it lacks in refinement it makes up for in value.

Is Microshift compatible with SRAM?

Our bar end shifters play well with SRAM and Shimano 11- and 12-speed mountain bike systems, so you can create the mix-and-match drop bar setup of your off-road dreams.

Are Shimano 8 and 9 speed compatibility?

Shimano derailleur compatibility



Most 8- and 9-speed Shimano mountain bike and road kit is inter-compatible because they both use the same cable pull ratio. This means that you can use an 8 -or 9-speed mountain bike derailleur with road shifters or vice versa.

How do I adjust the rear derailleur on my Advent?

Quote from video: To adjust the clutch tension on an advent or an advent x-ray derailleur. First make sure that the clutch is engaged. Then remove the two bolts on the side of the clutch.

Are Shimano 9 speed and 10 speed cassettes interchangeable?

Interestingly, the reverse is not always true; you cannot use a 9 speed cassette on all 10 speed hubs. Shimano’s 10 speed specific hubs are only designed to be compatible with 10 speed cassettes and, as with most computer programs, downward compatibility does not work as well as upward.

Can I use 11-speed shifter with 9 speed derailleur?

With Campagnolo, yes. From 9 to 11 speeds, cable pull is the same. Of course, this is assuming that you have a Campagnolo shifter.

Will a 10 speed front derailleur work with 9 speed?

Because the 9 speed cassettes width is the same as the 10 speed,and the width of the chain coupled with the distance between the front mech plates has been designed to work together,you wont experience excess rubbing in the extremes.

Can you use any shifter with any derailleur?

No, different maker or different model with different number of “speed” shifters have different pull ratio (i.e. the length of cable pulled by a single shift). Usually it’s safe to use different model with same number of gears from the same maker.

Will a 9 speed shifter work on a 7 speed cassette?

If you used a 7 speed cassette, with a 9 speed shifter and 7 speed derailleur you would not pull enough cable and the shifts will get mangled. If you are currently on 7 Speeds, this means you have a 7 speed wheel that will most likely NOT take a 9 speed cassette.

Can you mix Shimano groupsets?

It is possible to mix and match as long as you get components from the same generation. For example: 9000 Dura Ace, 6800 Ultegra, and 5800 105 are all cross compatible. Each have 11-speeds in the rear, use the same cable pull per shift and use the same front derailleur design.

Is MicroShift 8 speed compatible with Shimano?

MicroShift road levers are 100 percent compatible with Shimano rear derailleurs and shifters, and also with MicroShift shifters and derailleurs.

Does MicroShift work with SRAM?

Our bar end shifters play well with SRAM and Shimano 11- and 12-speed mountain bike systems, so you can create the mix-and-match drop bar setup of your off-road dreams.

Is Microshift advent compatible with SRAM?

Just for the record, you can’t run a Microshift mech and cassette with a shifter from any other brand, and your SRAM or Shimano setup won’t work with an Advent X shifter either.

What does Microshift do on a bike?

Microshift says it’s used large jockey wheels with tall teeth to help improve chain retention and control. It’s compatible with most 10-speed chains and most 11-48t cassettes with a maximum largest sprocket compatibility of 48t.