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Convert Rear Axle to 10 speed

leopoldgronkleopoldgronk Posts: 3
edited July 2013 in Workshop
Is it possible to convert Xero Lite XR-1 9 speed rear wheel to 10 speed.
I bought these wheels a few years ago and have got back into cycling but these do not fit my 10 speed Trek 5200.

They're basically brand new but as they're 9 speed compatible can't imagine i'd get much on ebay.

Any advice/help much appreciated.



  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    Most 10-speed cassettes have the same spline pattern as 9-speed.

    EDIT: Shimano / SRAM, that is.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,883
    If the freehub takes a 9 speed Shiamno/SRAM cassette, it will take a 10 speed too. The 9 speed is actually wider than the 10 speed
  • Many thanks for the replies.

    The problem is that the hub axle spindle is too wide to fit within the rear triangle.

    Sorry if i didn't make this clear.
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    Really?! That would only be the case if it was a MTB hub. Or if your Trek frame is bent.

    Road rear hubs have been 130mm O.L.D. for yonks and yonks. MTB are 135mm.
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