Been using 10 speed shimano chain with 9 speed shimano rings for the last couple of years, no issues to report, shifting no different to original 10 speed rings. Two bikes with 10 speed chains running on '9' speed TA rings, both absolutely fine. 9 and 10 speed rings have exactly the same width teeth AFAIK.
A nine speed crank set will work with a 10 speed drive train. However it's not all plain sailing. You can have trouble using a 10 speed FD with a 9 speed crank set. It doesn't shift as far out as the 9 speed so you may experience sloppy changes to the outer ring and chain rub against the FD in some gears.
The main difference between a 9 speed chain and a 10 speed chain is that the 10 speed chain is thinner in width, because of the 10 speed cassette, which in turn means the chain is lighter.
What brand are we talking about here? If it's SRAM, 9 speed link is gold and 10 speed is black. 10 speed likely won't work on a 9 speed chain as the Powerlink will be narrower than the chain is and cause a stiff link.
Your chainring has to match the bcd/bolt-pattern or it just won't fit. No, it doesn't have to match your chain speed.
You can certainly use a Shimano 10-speed double crank and chainrings with Shimano 11-speed chain, derailleurs, shifters and cassette, however.
they are the same width. The distance between the 9 speed gears is ever so slightly wider than on a 10 speed cassette (hence why 10 speed chains need thinner side plates than 9 speed ones.
Yes it most certainly is the case that a KMC link can be used successfully on a Shimano chain.
Chains for 9-Speed Drivetrains are 6.7mm wide and work well regardless of manufacturer; Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo. Front chainrings are less sensitive to the width of a chain, therefore SRAM 9-speed drivetrains can even use 10-speed chains.
Depending on what manufacturer you go for, 10 speed is usally only one more speed than a 9 speed, and not even so because your gear ratio don't change much. Ten speeds are harder to deal with in setting up because they tend to be more finicky.
-chains have the same outer dimension, the 12 speed derailleur would have narrower cogs than what required for a 10 speed. -As long as you can set the high/low limits on the derailleur to keep it on the cassette it should be fine.
FAQ: What About a 10-speed Chain on an 11-speed Cassette? A 10-speed chain will be too wide for an 11-speed cassette. It will cause rubbing, poor shifting, and premature wear of the drivetrain. To increase the drivetrain's lifespan and ensure smooth shifting, it's recommended to stay away from this combination.
Condensed Answer: A 9-speed Shimano or SRAM MTB cassette can be installed on a 10-speed Shimano or SRAM MTB hub right away. A 9-speed cassette is wider than a 10-speed road cassette and is therefore too big for 10-speed specific Shimano road hubs.
First, to answer the question asked: you can use them physically, but the shifting performance will suffer. Second, there is no limitation on the wheel, for a campy 8 speed hub. Put a 10 speed campy group on the bike. 8/9/10 speed are all the same, unless you truly have a freewheel, as opposed to a cassette.
Yes, there are no complications with running a 9 speed crankset on an 8 speed drivetrain.
Yes, ime they all work. I even carry a few SRAM links with me even though I run shimano chains (9&10 speed). There are different sizes for different speed systems. I've been using KMC reusable missing links with a 9 speed Shimano drivetrain (XT chain) for a year now.
It is compatible with all Shimano 11-speed chains, and officially, it is not reusable. If you're already carrying around a multitool that includes a chain-splitter then sticking a spare quick-link in your saddle bag is a bit of a no brainer.
You can't join two links together, and you will have to remove an outer link to put one in another position. For the price of the two links you probably could have bought a chain, which you will need to do anyway.
9/10 speed shimano cassettes are the same width overall / are interchangeable.
The 9 speed shadow(Shimano mtn) rear derailleur will work fine with road 10 speed shifters.
For the Shimano brand, their 9-speed cassettes have an extra cog added to the 8-speed cassette, while the overall width remains the same. It has a reduced gap between the gears and as such, it requires a narrower chain. The same thing goes for the 10-speed where it still has the same width as an 8-speed cassette.
9 and 11 speed chains will have the same internal width and different external width (9 speed being thicker), so they will both fit snugly on 9 or 11 speed chainrings but shifting between chainrings may be problematic as spacing between two 9 speed chainrings will be optimised for a 9 speed chain.
The 9 speed chain is thinner than the 8 speed which suggest the 9 speed cassette has thinner teeth. No, no problems, it works fine. The cogs on 9sp and 8sp are the same thickness, the difference is the thickness of the spacers between them.
SRAM 11 speed chainrings sit slightly farther apart than 10 speed rings do, so running a 10 speed chain on 11 speed rings will dramatically increase the chances of jamming a chain between rings during a front shift.