Newbee to the concept of SS hubs... Just wondering why you would need/want to run more than one cog on a SS hub, If the chainring is in place, then surely only one rear cog would be correctly lined up with it. Therefore, how and why do you need more?? Sorry if seems like stupid question
Reviving this thread: that's the same question I'd like to have an answer now, nearly 5 years later.
How much 9-speed cogs and how much 10-speed cogs on an I9 SS hub, with no machining?
I guess 5 (9speed) and 6 (10speed), can someone confirm?
I'm looking into a waltworks cassette for some long distance bikepacking trips next year for my King hub. I know you said no machining but he does all the work. 6 speed for a King which has the funny lock nut that takes up a lot of cog space. I'm sure 6 gears should be no problem with the I9. Waltworks Bicycles: XT cassette mods
Got the wheel yesterday, so:
I can fit 5 cogs of a 9spd XT cassette with no machining. Maybe a 6th would fit with a fine machining, but I'm not sure of it, not much room in the back between largest cog and flange/spokes.
I tried with a 10spd road cassette (I haven't a MTB one at now) and 6 cog did fit, but the smallest had to be a first position cog, otherwise no room for 6.
Now I'm investigating the best way to build a 10spd 6 cogs cassette, 16-18-21-24-28-32 using as much spidered cogs as possible. Any suggestions welcome.
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