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9 speed chainset with 8 speed everything else?

theman10001theman10001 Posts: 89
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
The chainset is knackered on my old bike and I want to get it up and running with a new one, however I'm looking at a deore chainset which specifies 9 speed. Would it work with 8speed cassette/deraileur? Also I have a 9 speed and 8 speed chain, which would be best to use with the above combination?


  • lesz42lesz42 Posts: 690
    i am using deore set with 8 speed, need 8 speed chain too
    Giant Trance X0 (08) Reverb, Hope Hoops 5.1D, XT brakes, RQ BC, Works Components headset 1.5
  • Is it a deore chainset which was designed for 9 speed?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    no probs.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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