I've got a 2010 Specialized Tricross with a mostly original drivetrain and wheels. Notably for this question:
Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore LX Chainset: Shimano Tiagra 50 x 39 x 30T Wheelset: AlexRims Ace 19, with no-name (unmarked) hubs Cassette: Shimano Sora HG50 9 Speed 12-25t (replaced stock Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-32t) Cassette Lockring: Shimano Hyperglide CS-HG50-9
Based on a previous question, my rims are at the end of their life, and the hubs and spokes are probably not worth salvaging for a rebuild. So I'm exploring options for replacement wheels. I don't want to change the drivetrain if I can avoid that since I don't think the bike's worth that much of an upgrade.
Looking around online, I see some wheels specify, for the rear wheel, Shimano 10/11 speed compatibility, without specifying 9 speed compatibility. I also see mixed feedback on other forums as to whether 9 speed Shimano cassettes can go on 10/11 speed hubs. Most existing questions on this site are asking the reverse, i.e. if you can put a 10+ speed casette on 9 speed wheel.
So my questions are:
- If I'm looking at a set of wheels that says it's 10/11 speed Shimano compatible, is it safe to assume I'd be able to put my 9 speed cassette on it?
- For a couple of specific examples, should I expect a Campagnolo Calima C17 (Shimano version) or Vision Team 30 to accept my existing 9 speed cassette? Both are 700c rim brake road wheelsets that specify 10/11 speed compatibility.