• October 5, 2022

Can I Put An 8 Speed Cassette On A 10 Speed Hub?

Can I put an 8 speed cassette on a 10 speed hub? Simply put - 8, 9, 10 speed cassettes all fit on the same hub.

Will a 10 speed rear derailleur work with 8 speed?

TL;DR: no, a SRAM 10-speed derailleur will not work with an 8-speed shifter. The reason behind it is kinda complex, though. With drivetrain compatibility, your shifter speeds always has to match your cassette speeds - that much is obvious. However, you actually have quite a bit more flexibility in your derailleur.

How many gears does an 8 speed bike have?

Because the chain never has to move (it's always engaging the same cog and the shifting happens inside the hub), the 3-speeds don't have the derailleur so typical of a geared bike.

Gears and Shifting 101: 3-Speed vs. 8-Speed.

3-Speed Internal 8-Speed External
Reliability X
Aesthetics X
Ease of Use X
Versatility (Gear Range) X

Can I use a 10 speed derailleur on a 11 speed cassette?

10-speed rear derailleurs do not work accurately with 11-speed cassettes when coupled with index shifters. The only exception are SRAM's 10-speed exact actuation road derailleurs which have the same rear shift ratio as SRAM's 11-speed road (exact actuation) and 10-speed MTB (exact actuation) derailleurs.

Can you use an 11 speed shifter on a 10 speed cassette?

No, that will not work. The shifts will not line up across the entire range, because an 11-speed cassette is not just a 10-speed cassette with an extra cog stuck on at the same spacing. The shift activation ratio multiplied by the cable pull is equal to the cog pitch.


Related faq for Can I Put An 8 Speed Cassette On A 10 Speed Hub?


What is Micro spline hubs?

Micro Spline is a new freehub standard that uses a 23-spline interface for Shimano's 11- and 12-speed XTR cassettes.


Is 8 speed a freewheel?

Ebike specific freewheel 8 speed,Made of high strength SPHC and durable chromoly steel. Fits standard motorized rear hub with threaded freewheel mount, compatible also with standard threaded bicycle freewheel hub.


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