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10 speed 105 chain rings

m3trackboym3trackboy Posts: 97
edited August 2018 in Workshop
I have a 105 compact chain ring setup with a 10 speed cassette at the back.
I want to change the cassette to 11 speed along with the chain, derailleur and shiftier.

Can i still use my existing front chain ring setup?
If I change the left lever to an "11 speed" will it operate the front mech properly?

Many thanks for any help


  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,386
    10sp chainrings will work fine. You don't need an 11sp left lever, as there is no such thing.
  • Thanks Imposter

    When I said 11 speed left hand lever what i really meant was if i buy a pair of 11 speed levers will the left hand one work with the 10 speed chain rings

    Many thanks for the reply
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,386
    Yes, the 11sp front shifter will work in exactly the same way..
  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
    Imposter wrote:
    Yes, the 11sp front shifter will work in exactly the same way..
    Although if you have already replaced the front shifters, cassette, rear derailleur, chain, you might as well change the front derailleur as well - they're not expensive and will shift much better than an old 10 speed mech with a new 11 speed shifter.
    FFS! Harden up and grow a pair :D
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