Contents

- 1 How many teeth does a 10 speed cassette have?
- 2 Are 10 and 11 speed chains the same?
- 3 Are 9 and 10 speed chains the same?
- 4 Is gear 1 high or low on a bike?
- 5 What does an 11-32 cassette mean on a bike?
- 6 Can I use 11 speed crankset with 10 speed chain?
- 7 Can I put an 11 speed freehub on a 10 speed wheel?
- 8 Can I replace a 10 speed cassette with an 11 speed?
- 9 Are Shimano 9 and 10 speed compatibility?
- 10 Can you use a 10 speed crankset with 9 speed?
- 11 Will a 9 speed chainring work on a 10 speed chain?
- 12 How do I know what size chain my bike needs?

## How many teeth does a 10 speed cassette have?

10-speed gives us an 11-tooth cog, while 11-speed gives us a full 11-25 range.

## Are 10 and 11 speed chains the same?

Since 10 and 11 speed chains are almost the same width, as well as cassette teeth, 10 speed chain can be used in stead of 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.

## Are 9 and 10 speed chains the same?

The internal/roller width of 9 and 10- speed chains is the same – 2.18mm. The only difference is the spacing of the chainrings. 9 and 10-speed chainrings aren’t spaced the same way, but the differences aren’t humongous.

## Is gear 1 high or low on a bike?

Bikes generally have 1, 3, 18, 21, 24, or 27 speeds. (10- and 15-speeds are obsolete and you don’t see them on new bikes anymore.) Lower numbers are the low gears, and higher numbers are the high gears. First gear is a low gear.

## What does an 11-32 cassette mean on a bike?

The rear cassette is 11 speed 11-32. This means there are 11 cogs ranging from 11 teeth up to 32 teeth (the exact cogs are 11/12/13/14/16/18/20/22/25/28/32).

## Can I use 11 speed crankset with 10 speed chain?

An 11-speed crank will perform equally well on a 10-speed system. No one has shown that there is any difference in ring spacing. The chains have the same internal width, so don’t know the difference.

## Can I put an 11 speed freehub on a 10 speed wheel?

To put a 10-speed cogset on an 11-speed freehub, you just put a spacer behind the largest cog. Many 11-speed wheels come with this spacer.

## Can I replace a 10 speed cassette with an 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.

## Are Shimano 9 and 10 speed compatibility?

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.

## Can you use a 10 speed crankset with 9 speed?

I have done the same thing: 10 speed cranks on a 9-speed bike and I used the shims to install. Haven’t had any problem with them and shifting is excellent. So just use the 10-speed crank with the shims and you will be fine.

## Will a 9 speed chainring work on a 10 speed chain?

[/quote]Two bikes with 10 speed chains running on ‘9’ speed TA rings, both absolutely fine. 9 and 10 speed rings have exactly the same width teeth AFAIK.

## How do I know what size chain my bike needs?

Begin by counting the number of teeth on the largest front sprocket and largest rear. These numbers are often printed right on the sprockets and cogs. Next, measure the distance between the middle of the crank bolt to the rear axle. This is also the chain stay length.