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Shimano 9-Speed Conversion to Shimano 10-Speed(4 posts)

Shimano 9-Speed Conversion to Shimano 10-Speedngl
Dec 22, 2003 10:58 AM
Now that the DA 10 speed is out, does anyone know what 9 speed components must be changed for the upgrade to 10 speed?
chain - yes
cassette - yes
BB - no
cranks - no
shifters - ?
rear derailer - ?
front derailer - ?
re: Shimano 9-Speed Conversion to Shimano 10-SpeedMike Prince
Dec 22, 2003 11:15 AM
Shifters definitely need to be a 'yes', not sure about the deraillers. I would guess the rear would be the most critical. You could always get the shifters and try it out with your 9s derailleurs.
re: Shimano 9-Speed Conversion to Shimano 10-SpeedIan
Dec 22, 2003 3:05 PM
If you want to do it, just get it all. IMHO, the cranks and bottom bracket are the most significant upgrade. The stiffness and smoothness are much improved. To upgrade to 10 and skip those parts would not be worthwhile. If money is an object, I would think it better to get those two parts and stay 9 speed.

Ian
re: Shimano 9-Speed Conversion to Shimano 10-SpeedGripfer
Dec 22, 2003 4:31 PM
Probably a no on the derailleurs. I use an old LX from the 7 speed days with a 9 speed setup and it works flawlessly. Sure is an expensive proposition this new Dura Ace.