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Cassette spindle questionstevemtb
Sep 7, 2001 7:18 AM
Does anyone know if a 9 speed XTR cassette spindle will work on a 9 speed Ultegra hub? I have an extra XTR spindle, which is Ti, and would like to replace the steel one on my road bike.
Thanks for any help.
Probably not, hub spacing would be a problem.JS
Sep 7, 2001 9:14 AM
Road spacing is 130mm and MTB is 135mm, without actually checking I believe this would be just the start of many incompatability issues.
Yes, no problemLC
Sep 7, 2001 9:16 AM
You can mix any shimano 9 or even 8 speed cassettes on any road or mtb hub.
i think LC is correctclub
Sep 7, 2001 12:38 PM
as I've put an 8 sp. road cassette body from a 130mm Ultegra hub on an 8 sp. 135mm XT hub shell. You can check, if the two bodies are the same exact length, then yes.
Great!! 2 Conflicting Answers, Now What?(nt)stevemtb
Sep 7, 2001 11:06 AM
No problemAndy M-S
Sep 7, 2001 1:43 PM
The cassette bodies are the same size. Any 8- or 9-speed cassette should fit any 8- or 9-speed body. There are a couple of gotchas: DuraAce 8-speed cassettes will fit, but are spaced differently from other 8-speed systems (but, IIRC, the same as all 9-speed systems) and 11t cogs, I have been told, may be a problem for some of the older 8/9 freehubs.
Thanks Andy (nt)stevemtb
Sep 7, 2001 2:26 PM
I interchange themDog
Sep 10, 2001 9:46 AM
I regularly interchange XTR and Dura Ace 9 speed cassettes. No issues whatsoever, except needing a different rear derailleur.

I guess the freehubs are interchangeable too?(nt)stevemtb
Sep 10, 2001 11:28 AM
cassettes fit on allDog
Sep 10, 2001 2:53 PM
All 9 speed Shimano cassettes fit on any Shimano compatible freehub.