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    Saint Rear Derailleurs

    I'm looking at a saint rd because I'm sick of bending hangers. I run an 8 speed rear sprocket and the Saint says it's for nine speeds. Will it work on my 8 speed?

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    It shouldn't be a problem.

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    It should work on an 8 speed system, but are you aware that the Saint and Hone rear derailleurs require a specific hub/axle (< < link)?
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    Are you aware that you posted a question about derailleurs in the brake forum?

    Yes, it will work with 8 speed if paired up with an 8 speed shifter. 8 speed and 9 speed cover the same overall range. The derailleur doesn't know how many speeds there are, it just does what the shifter tells it to.

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    Thanks, sorry about the wrong forum thing. I know the chains are different sizes, so I wanted to make sure the saint would fit the 8 sp. chain.

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    How would a new type of derailleur help prevent bending hangers?

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    because there is no hanger with the saint, it screws right onto the axle.

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