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11 speed crankset with 10 speed system

jon87ukjon87uk Posts: 158
edited May 2017 in MTB buying advice
Crankset chainrings are on their way out. Looking at options for upgrading the cranks. Can I run 11 speed chainset with the rest of my system being 10 speed? Seen some deals on SLX double 11 speed and wondering if they are worth taking a risk. Had a quick search but couldn't find an answer, if its been covered please can someone point me in the right direction. Cheers.
Current - Cotic BFe - Pike RC - XT - Hope Arch EX
Previous - 09 Marin Wolfridge 6.7 - 03 Kona Roast


  • 11 speed chainrings are 10 speed compatible.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,795
    Work just fine.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    Is that the new 11 speed shimano chain rings as I'm buying a new crankset and using the old one on my commuter hack bike and wondered how well they work with a 10speed chain.

    Otherwise I just buy the crank without and fit one of the aftermarket ones from absolute black.
  • Yep, new will work just fine with 10 speed.
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