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2x10/11 conversion...

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by JohnE, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    So I sold a kidney and have enough $$ to perform a long overdue update to my beloved YBB. Want to go 2x10 or 11, probably XT. Cant find exact plain language specs on the rear spacing required...135mm?

    Would rather not replace my wheels, as they are had built perfect and bad ass Hope hubs laced to Mavic 717s...if you cant ride fast, at least look cool.

    Anyone?

    Bueller? Bueller?
     

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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    If I understand correctly (which I don't always), if you currently have a standard freehub body on your rear hub, you should be able to slap on any 10 speed cassette or any 11 speed Shimano cassette. I don't think the rear spacing will affect that.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    You would need an xD freehub to run 11sp Sram cassette. Should be good to go on any 10sp Sram or 10/11 Shimano.

    Jenson has this dude right now:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Cassettes-Cogs/Shimano-XT-CS-M8000-11-Speed-Cassette

    Any reason to not just go 1x11? Could run 11-42 (or even 11-46 if you really wanted to) cassette with a front ring that works for you. My new Spitfire came with a 32 and 10-42 and it's damn near perfect for around here.
     
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    I'd still like to have the gearing that I lost both on the top and bottom end when I went to 1 x 11. It's quiet, it's reliable, it's simpler, it fails to do its job.
     
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    Fair enough haha, but I'm definitely not in great climbing shape. I think with the right selection of gearing 1x11 can easily work.

    Edit: to answer your question, just use a Shimano cassette on a regular hub. I think the SRAM xD allows you to go down to a 10t on the cassette. @HAB would know.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    I like oval 28 x 42 for climbing around here. 32 x 42 is for fit people.

    :D
     
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    kazlx Patches O'Houlihan

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    You'll be fine I think running 2x10 and shimano 1x11, as has been pointed out if you want to run Sram 11spd you'll need a new XD driver freehub, I'm not sure about availability for an old hub like that?
    Your wheelset (1st gen Hope pro/717 rims) sounds exactly like what I have on my 12 year old Cover Hummer, and shimano 2x10 XT (M785) runs mint on that setup.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Get off my lawn you!!!

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  12. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    @JohnE : I have a 2x10 Shimano XT drivetrain I won't use, VGC and should bolt right up to your antique velocipede.
    11-36 Cassette, shifters & deraileurs and new front rings. Lemme know if you'd like to check out.
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Missed the tag somehow.

    But yeah, you can use anything 10 speed, or 11 speed Shimano on that wheel.