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  1. #1
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    8 to a 9 speed cassette

    I'm building up a light trail / commuter bike and would like to know if I should keep the 8 speed cassette thats on the wheels now or switch to a 9 speed set up so I have more choice in parts.

    If I go with the 9 speed set up what do I need to do to the cassette that's on there now? Is it just a matter of switching them?

    Thanks for the help!!

  2. #2
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    Keep it 8-speed. No good reason to go to 9.
    8 and 9 speed cassettes require different shifters. No other changes needed.
    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  3. #3
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    You'll need different chain for 9 speed too.

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