Will any 10 speed chain work with Shimano?
Any Shimano- or SRAM-compatible 10-speed chain can be used with any other Shimano 10-speed groupsets, and with any SRAM 10-speed groupset, regardless of manufacturer statements that their chains will provide optimal performance with their components.
Are Shimano 10 and 11 speed chains compatible?
You can certainly use a Shimano 10-speed double crank and chainrings with Shimano 11-speed chain, derailleurs, shifters and cassette, however.
What size chain do I need for a 10 speed bike?
Symmetrical vs asymmetrical chains
|Chain no. of speeds
|Outer width in mm
|6.5 – 6.7
|10-speed old Campagnolo
|All other 10-speed
|5.84 – 6.1
|5.46 – 5.74 *
Are 9 and 10 speed chains the same?
The main difference between a 9 speed chain and a 10 speed chain is that the 10 speed chain is thinner in width, because of the 10 speed cassette, which in turn means the chain is lighter.
Can I use a 11 speed chain on a 10 speed cassette?
You can certainly use a Shimano 10-speed double crank and chainrings with Shimano 11-speed chain, derailleurs, shifters, and cassette, however.
Are Shimano chains interchangeable?
When SRAM entered the road groupset market in 2006, it decided to adopt Shimano’s specifications for its chains and cassettes. As a result, the chains and cassettes from the two brands have always been completely interchangeable for any given type of transmission (e.g. 11-speed).
Can you use an 11 speed chain on a 10 speed bike?
Dear Lennard, In a prior post on VeloNews, you state that an 11-speed chain will work with 10-speed cranks, where the rest of the group is 11S.
Will 11 speed derailleur work with 10 speed chain?
the 10 speed and 11 speed derailleurs are interchangeable as far as the shifters go, the difference is that a 10 speed derailleur doesn’t like a cassette cog much bigger than the 36t it was designed for, where the 11 speed derailleurs are designed for 40 and 42t cogs, and seem to be able to handle bigger.
Can I put a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed cassette?
The 10 speed chain is narrower and will work. Not ideal and the shifting might not be as crisp. Since you have an extra chain you can use it, but if purchasing new I would get a 9 speed chain. Show activity on this post.
Can I use a 10 speed chainring with a 9 speed chain?
The 10 speed chain will work on the 9 speed chainrings no problem. No need for a new front derailleur either.
Is 10 and 11-speed chain the same?
The spacing between 11-speed chainring teeth centers is not narrower than on 10-speed chainrings. In some cases, it is even a bit wider on 11-speed. So your system will perform pretty much the same as it does now if you were to replace your 10-speed chainrings with 11-speed ones.