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xt cassette/x9 derailleur, shifters are they compatible

jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
edited August 2014 in MTB buying advice
I am currently looking at CRC for a cassette and xt is £31 where as sram pg-1070 are £42 so I was wondering if I could use an xt cassette with my current setup?

Which one will be best?

Can I use any 10 speed chain or do I have to use the one specific to each?
I have a brand new 10spd chain all be it not the best quality

Thanks!!
Scott Spark 30 carbon custom build
Giant Faith 2 DH bike
Boardman pro 2011
Boardman team carbon 2010
Carrera kracken 2009
Specialized fsr pro 2009
Haro custom build
Cannondale custom build

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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    edited August 2014
    You can use any chain and any cassette with any derailleur/shifter pair (as long as they're all the same number of "speeds").

    Only the derailleur and shifter have to be compatible - everything else is standard spacing across all manufacturers.
  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Yep as long as it's 10 spd already.

    What's up with the chain? Just change before it gets to wear that does damage.
  • jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
    gear changing has just gone rubbish and wont stay in gear properly looking at the cassette and chain is worn plus I think its just starting to slip. Done the whole set up ect numerous times changed the derailleur pulleys since they died a few hundred miles too.
    Scott Spark 30 carbon custom build
    Giant Faith 2 DH bike
    Boardman pro 2011
    Boardman team carbon 2010
    Carrera kracken 2009
    Specialized fsr pro 2009
    Haro custom build
    Cannondale custom build
  • jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
    which cassette is best out of the pg-1070 or XT? thanks for the help
    Scott Spark 30 carbon custom build
    Giant Faith 2 DH bike
    Boardman pro 2011
    Boardman team carbon 2010
    Carrera kracken 2009
    Specialized fsr pro 2009
    Haro custom build
    Cannondale custom build
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    XT. Lighter and it's Shimano ;)
    Current:
    NukeProof Mega FR 2012
    Cube NuRoad 2018
    Previous:
    2015 Genesis CdF 10, 2014 Cube Hyde Race, 2012 NS Traffic, 2007 Specialized SX Trail, 2005 Specialized Demo 8
  • jon1993jon1993 Posts: 596
    Also cheaper which is always a bonus at £31 instead of £42 for the SRAM one XD
    Thanks
    Scott Spark 30 carbon custom build
    Giant Faith 2 DH bike
    Boardman pro 2011
    Boardman team carbon 2010
    Carrera kracken 2009
    Specialized fsr pro 2009
    Haro custom build
    Cannondale custom build
  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    I was running a sram cassette and was shocked at the prices compared to shimano. I now run a SLX and its brilliant. Bettrr thzn the sram one .
    GIANT XTC 2.5
    BOARDMAN TEAM FS - NOW GONE
    NUKEPROOF MEGA TR 275 COMP
    YT INDUSTRIES CAPRA
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