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Building a Rocky Mountain Vertex from 2004 at the moment. Anyone experimented with how many speeds you can shove onto one of these?
 

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You could easily go up to 10 speed in the rear as that's the same cassette width as a 9 speed, but when you go to 11 speeds you are going to have to make sure what ever wheel you are using has cassette clearance to the spokes. That will depend on the hub flange diameter.

I have a 2x11 setup on a 2009 Vertex RSL with 135mm dropouts and a DT 240S hub and it all just fits but the chain plates are very close at the inside of the dropout on the 11T and the cassette is very close to the spokes on the backside.
 

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i have an SWorks Specialized from those years, still stock, it was 27 wich is great but depending on your liking i guess 2x10 is also a decent option
 
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