I have a Ridley Fenix classic bicycle that I bought second hand online. (all components are Shimano Tiagra)
A year has passed and I figured I should really change the chain and cassette altogether. I didn't want to buy all the parts from the LBS since they're really overpriced so I decided to check the model name and just buy it online.
The first really weird thing I noticed was that the model name was CS-HG-9 but I had ten gears on the cassette.
I thought this didn't really matter if I just bought a 9 speed cassette instead but then I saw that it's not recommended to put a 9 speed cassette if I have a 10 speed shifter.
The current cassette (which works well for me) is 12-28T and I found a CS-HG500-10 cassette online which is 10 speed 12-28T cassette (seems perfect for me).
- Will the CS-HG500-10 fit without any issues (with an HG 10 speed chain)?
- I wasted time and money because of the incorrect model name, is it really incorrect or am I just confused?