I was thinking about buying Shimano Deore groupset to upgrade my ride, checking both older M610s and newer M6000s. The hitch is I want 2x10 set commuter flavor. That means narrow ratio cassette, like 11-25, 12-28 or 11-32. It seemed pretty logical to look for medium cage (GS) rear derailleur version since:
- SGS (long cage) was designed with 3x10 in mind (as far as I heard).
- I'll be getting transmission capacity like 26, 33 tops which feels too low for SGS with 43 cap.
However, if you look at GS version at Shimano's web site, you'll see:
- Low sprocket_Max. 42T
- Low sprocket_Min. 42T
As far as I understand it, I should not be using any cassette lesser then 11-42t, which is quite weird to say the least. So, have anyone got experience with using narrow ratio cassettes with RD-M6000-GS, or maybe give some build advice?