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8 spd chain

Will SnowWill Snow Posts: 1,154
edited November 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
hey guys, time for a new chain. i run 8 speed (thats enough hassle, so i cant imagine what 9spd would be like), and ive heard that a 9sd chain would run better than an 8spd on an 8spd set up. any truth to this??? cheers.

oh yeh, dunno if it makes amy difference bit i was gonna get a SRAM chain (heard good things), i run a single front chainring (DMR saturn ring), have a shimano cassette and the newXT derallieur.
i ride a hardtail


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    if you have 8 spd then you HAVE to use an 8spd chain. 9spd are thinner and not compatable.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Will SnowWill Snow Posts: 1,154
    fair enough, thought it sounded a bit strange. cheers!!!
    i ride a hardtail
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