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Hub 10 or 11 speed

KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
edited January 2018 in Workshop
I am changing my groupset and the question came up is your wheel hub 11 speed compatible

How do I know? Will it say 11 speed on it or is there something I need to check

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  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    i know but looking at it. some 11 speed hubs say 11 speed on them but not all.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    or just try an 11 speed casette on it
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    i know but looking at it. some 11 speed hubs say 11 speed on them but not all.

    How do you know if it doesn’t?
  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    or just try an 11 speed casette on it

    Seems unnecessary to establish if the hub is 11 speed compatible, surely there is an easier way to tell
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,426
    Take the 10sp cassette off and see if it has a washer/spacer behind it? If it does there should be space and if it doesn't then there certainly won't be.

    You could even look up the spec of the wheels or original complete bike.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited January 2018
    KevinA wrote:
    or just try an 11 speed casette on it

    Seems unnecessary to establish if the hub is 11 speed compatible, surely there is an easier way to tell

    yeah, because its really tricky to fit a cassette.

    anyhow, best of luck then.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    KevinA wrote:
    i know but looking at it. some 11 speed hubs say 11 speed on them but not all.

    How do you know if it doesn’t?


    because it won't.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    KevinA wrote:
    or just try an 11 speed casette on it

    Seems unnecessary to establish if the hub is 11 speed compatible, surely there is an easier way to tell

    yeah, because its really tricky to fit a cassette.

    anyhow, best of luck then.

    Never said it was difficult, I said it seems unnecessary just to establish if it’s compatible or not
  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    Me-109 wrote:
    Take the 10sp cassette off and see if it has a washer/spacer behind it? If it does there should be space and if it doesn't then there certainly won't be.

    You could even look up the spec of the wheels or original complete bike.


    Thanks, will give this a try if it’s not stated ok the hub

    Not at home so was looking for options as I asked the missus to have a look
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    well its probably a quicker option than what you've done so far, so in hindsight it would have saved you a load of time.

    if you ask someone I'm sure they will help you swwp them over.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    KevinA wrote:
    Me-109 wrote:
    Take the 10sp cassette off and see if it has a washer/spacer behind it? If it does there should be space and if it doesn't then there certainly won't be.

    You could even look up the spec of the wheels or original complete bike.


    Thanks, will give this a try if it’s not stated ok the hub

    Not at home so was looking for options as I asked the missus to have a look

    This is a poor test to determine this because a shimano 10 speed cassette (except Tiagra 10spd) will have a 1mm spacer behind it on a 10 speed freehub. A SRAM 10 speed cassette won't have a spacer on a 10 speed freehub however.

    If it's an 11 speed freehub it will have a 1.85mm spacer and a 1mm spacer with a 10 speed shimano cassette.

    Campag has been 11speed compatible for years now so should be fine.


    You can always measure it - 34.95 for 10spd, 36.75 for 11 speed
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
  • KevinAKevinA Posts: 492
    Svetty wrote:
    KevinA wrote:
    Me-109 wrote:
    Take the 10sp cassette off and see if it has a washer/spacer behind it? If it does there should be space and if it doesn't then there certainly won't be.

    You could even look up the spec of the wheels or original complete bike.


    Thanks, will give this a try if it’s not stated ok the hub

    Not at home so was looking for options as I asked the missus to have a look

    This is a poor test to determine this because a shimano 10 speed cassette (except Tiagra 10spd) will have a 1mm spacer behind it on a 10 speed freehub. A SRAM 10 speed cassette won't have a spacer on a 10 speed freehub however.

    If it's an 11 speed freehub it will have a 1.85mm spacer and a 1mm spacer with a 10 speed shimano cassette.

    Campag has been 11speed compatible for years now so should be fine.


    You can always measure it - 34.95 for 10spd, 36.75 for 11 speed


    Perfect, will do that

    Thanks
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