Dura Ace chain compatible with Ultegra?

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  1. ROBIN9

    ROBIN9 New Member

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    Hi,

    Is a Dura Ace chain compatible with Ultegra cassette / rings?

    Anyone know or have relative experience?

    Cheers!
     
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    capwater New Member

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    Sure and vice versa so long as you're talking 9speed to 9 speed or 10 speed to 10 speed.
     
  3. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    yep, I've been mixing the chains and cassettes for ages, but, as above, 9sp must go with 9, and 10 with 10.

    8, 7 and 6 can be mixed coz the chain and spacing are the same widths, but they can't be mixed with 9 or 10.
     
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    I actually prefer Ultegra chains, BBs and cassettes due to their much lower price even though everything else on my bike is DA.
     
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    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing: I buy Ultegra for the fast-wearing stuff, such as hubs, cassettes and chains, but Dura-Ace for everything else.


    This is how I remember the 'history':)........correct me if I'm wrong

    they used the same chain width for a gazillion, years, right to 8 speed. Incidentally, when 7 and 8 speed came in they had to change the design of the hub body to the cassette style because too many axles were breaking -- I busted heaps of axles using 7 speed screw-on clusters. When 9 speed came by, they had to narrow the spacing (chain & cassette) because the chain-line would've otherwise been screwed up; same again for 10 speed.
     
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