11-speed/10-speed compatibility

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11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by corleone88 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:52 am

Hi,

I would like to buy a Tacx Neo. I have an issue but maybe someone has the answer :-).
I would like to use the Neo for both me and my son. I have a 11 speed Ultegra cannondale (700) bike and my son has a 10 speed Xenon bike (650).
Is it possible to find a compromise using a 10 speed cassette or something else which can work for both bikes.
Thanks for your help.

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Re: 11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by ms6073 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:43 pm

The differences in spacing between 10 and 11 speed cassettes will prevent interchangeability. The options are swap cassettes when swapping bikes, upgrade the drive train to 11-speed on the second bike, or purchase two Neo's.
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Re: 11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by corleone88 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 pm

Ok so no miracle then. Thanks.

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Re: 11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by mcorn » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Just buy 2 different 11 and 10 speed cassettes for the Neo. Heavier ones are not very expensive (they work fine on a trainer) and switching cassettes when you switch bikes is easy. Quick cassette cassette changeover is one of the big advantages of this technology.

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Re: 11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by Alex Masalovich » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:26 pm

If you buy a second body for the second cassette, then maybe it will be even easier to change. :idea:
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Re: 11-speed/10-speed compatibility

Post by mcorn » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:33 pm

Alex Masalovich wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:26 pm
If you buy a second body for the second cassette, then maybe it will be even easier to change. :idea:
As long as you are not mixing Campy and Shimano, you probably don't need to incur the added expense of buying second body as long as the body supplied with the Neo will accommodate either a 10 or 11 speed cassette, which I understand it will. A cassette is extremely easy to change. All you need is a $7 cassette lockring tool and a crescent wrench. It's a 30 second operation. I think the only difference between 11 speed cassette and the 10 speed is you don't use a 1mm spacer with the 11 speed cassette and you do with the 10 speed.

I think the only other issue is if the derailleur on one of the bikes rubs the Neo housing and the other one does not. In that case you might have to use spacers with the body, but you won't find this out until you try it. So, I would wait to buy a second body to see if this is an issue. If one of the bikes rubs, then getting a second body might be the better approach.

In fact, changing cassettes is so easy, you can move the cassette from the bike wheel to the Neo just about as easily, but if you want to avoid unnecessarily messing with an expensive bike wheels, then you can get a second cassette for each of the bikes.

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