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    New question here. Converting 8sp XTR rapidfire to 9sp

    Whats needed, (shifter internal, cassette,(cogs/spacer), chain changes) to make it work sweet??

    As far as I am aware, the 8sp xtr derailleur and freehub are compatible with 9sp shifting / gears!



    Thanks

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    Buy a 9 sp shifter, chain, and cogset, all you need. Lots less hassle than trying to jerryrig the internals.

    Why do you want to change? Just curious...
    I just switched back to 8 sp, and am loving the more durable setup!

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    Hi, I want to change since I currently have, I think, slightly more than half the drivetrain to run 9sp, and slightly less than 1/2 the 8sp gear, I just dont want to have to buy a whole 9sp shifter, I want to know where to buy the pawl, or 'cassette', or whatever it is in the shifter which can convert the 8sp I have to 9sp???

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    Shimano does not sell internal shifter parts seperately. They'd love to sell you an entire shifter though.

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    Ha ha!

    I remember with a friend, he went to 9sp from 8 speed after someone adviced him what inner part he needed, does anyone know what you need to create a 9sp shifter from an 8sp version??

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    Not worth the effort or cost. Stick with 8 speed.
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