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9 Speed Crankset with 8 speed chain

Bluemoon39Bluemoon39 Posts: 168
edited April 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
I know I can run my new 9 speed crankset on my 8 speed set up.
However I have bought a new chain to fit at the same time and it's an 8 speed chain.
Should have have bought a 9 speed chain?
I know the chain will work but I'm thinking with the 8 speed being wider will it move sideways on the chainrings and wear them quicker than a narrower 9 speed chain :?

Or am I worrying to much :roll:
Mongoose Tyax Super 2008 with just a few upgrades...


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    chain should match the cassette.
    "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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