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SRAM XX 11-36 with Ultegra 10speed 6600 STI

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Just finished building this custom Serotta using the new SRAM XX 11-36
10 speed cassette along with Shimano 6600 10 speed road shifters
and a 9speed XT rear derailleur.

It shifts great woohoo. 650 wheels, triple crank - climbing machine for sure!

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Polish said:
Just finished building this custom Serotta using the new SRAM XX 11-36
10 speed cassette along with Shimano 6600 10 speed road shifters
and a 9speed XT rear derailleur.

It shifts great woohoo. 650 wheels, triple crank - climbing machine for sure!

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Yep, that'll work but with 650c wheels, a triple(30t small ring) and a 36t...can ya even pedal fast enough to keep from falling over in the lowest gear?

Plus $330 or so..yowser, lots of $($200+) for 2 teeth, 60 grams..but yer $.
 

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Bustedknuckle said:
Plus $330 or so..yowser, lots of $($200+) for 2 teeth, 60 grams..but yer $.


I built this bike for a customer, so it was her money:)

She just turned 60, rides/looks like 40, and has been on a 650 trek with 9 speed mountain bike gearing. But now that SRAM has brought out 10 speed mountain bike cassettes - her new bike used that.

I was not sure if the Ultegra STI and 9 speed XT rear derailleur would work with the SRAM 10...but it does pheew.

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If you plug the gearing into Sheldon Brown's calculator, the lowest gear gives around 3.6 mph at 60 rpm. That's a brisk walking pace.

Which is just about ideal for climbing really steep stuff, I think - the lowest gear gives up the ghost just as it becomes just as fast to walk.