Old 08-14-20, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Obeast View Post
yeah they do but it is really expensive. Anything above 9sp we look at over $1200, which is too much for me to shelve out for a bike I leave outside all day. I personally don't see the advantage of heavy entry level suspension forks so the only thing that draws me to new bikes are disc brakes and possibly lighter aluminum frames. I was hoping that the newer 7sp rear wheel would be compatible with 8/9/10 cassettes. But those stupid bolt on skewers on the 7sp probably rules it out. So I will probably buy the 8sp bike.
OK -- I get what youre saying - Ive heard of all the shortages out there in bicycle inventory and I thought that may have been the issue --- But heck if you already have a 10 speed derailleur , all youd need is a new cassette, chain and shifter.

I upgraded an old Santa Cruz mountain bike from 3x9 to 1x10 a few years ago with Deore and Zee level parts and it brought the old machine back into the somewhat modern age
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