Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

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alexandergray
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Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby alexandergray » Sun Jul 14, 2013 22:46 pm

I am currently running Tiagra throughout. I would like to use an Ultegra cassette as it has the ratios I want, a little lighter, and I can slowly upgrade my drivetrain.

My question is this.: Is the HG chain (compatible with the HG-50 cassettes) suitable for use with an Ultegra cassette? Of course I'm swapping 9spd for 9spd.

Has anyone else gone this route; slowly upgrading components?

Thank you.

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Re: Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby halfround » Sun Jul 14, 2013 23:16 pm

Yes. Unless it is worn out.

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Re: Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby nicklouse » Sun Jul 14, 2013 23:24 pm

dont forget to use the spacer that comes with the Ultegra cassette. you will need it.
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Re: Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby alexandergray » Wed Jul 17, 2013 00:26 am

I've got a few spacers in my box. It all arrives tomorrow so I'll let you know how I get on.

Thank you.

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Re: Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby nicklouse » Wed Jul 17, 2013 08:12 am

alexandergray wrote:I've got a few spacers in my box. It all arrives tomorrow so I'll let you know how I get on.

Thank you.

no you use the spacer that comes with the cassette that makes it the same width as the tiagra. you will need to set up the gears again.
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Re: Shimano Tiagra Cassette Swap to Ultegra

Postby halfround » Wed Jul 17, 2013 08:32 am

I did not know 9 speed cassettes came in different widths. Why is this???


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