Can 9 speed chains be used on 8 speed casettes?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Disco-Superfly
    Reputation: Jake_HT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,850

    Can 9 speed chains be used on 8 speed casettes?

    Read the title........ can they? Seems like all the good chains are 9 speed.....
    and they are more available
    Jake
    Yeti 303 WC 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

  2. #2
    Are you talking to me?
    Reputation: damion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    3,882

    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Read the title........ can they? Seems like all the good chains are 9 speed.....
    and they are more available
    An 8 sp. chain can be used on a 9sp cassette, but not the other way around. It may work, but not well.
    gfy

  3. #3
    Disco-Superfly
    Reputation: Jake_HT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,850
    Quote Originally Posted by damion
    An 8 sp. chain can be used on a 9sp cassette, but not the other way around. It may work, but not well.
    really? I was almost certain you cant use 8chains on 9cassettes becuase 8 chains are wider....

    Guess Im going to have to stick with getting a pc-68

    (now using 58)
    Jake
    Yeti 303 WC 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

  4. #4
    Bum Buzzer
    Reputation: Huck Banzai's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,988
    You can use a 9sp on an 8sp cassette - wont shift too well because its narrow.

    You CANT use an 8sp on a 9sp cassette - it is too wide.

  5. #5
    Disco-Superfly
    Reputation: Jake_HT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,850
    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Banzai
    You can use a 9sp on an 8sp cassette - wont shift too well because its narrow.

    You CANT use an 8sp on a 9sp cassette - it is too wide.
    Thank you
    Jake
    Yeti 303 WC 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

  6. #6
    bg.
    bg. is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bg.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    214
    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Read the title........ can they? Seems like all the good chains are 9 speed.....
    and they are more available
    Yes no problem, you probably won't even notice the difference. Shimano claims 100 percent compatability.

    The opposite of course, doesn't work at all, ask Zedro

  7. #7
    Disco-Superfly
    Reputation: Jake_HT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,850
    Quote Originally Posted by bg.
    Yes no problem, you probably won't even notice the difference. Shimano claims 100 percent compatability.

    The opposite of course, doesn't work at all, ask Zedro
    Maybe I should send out some e-mails (to sram of course)
    I am using sram stuff
    Jake
    Yeti 303 WC 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    17
    First post ever on MTBR, but I have experience w/this scenario so I thought I'd chip in. I used the following combo for several years on my xc fs bike: XTR 8spd cassette, XT rear der, XTR(Dura Ace) 9spd chain, XTR 9spd front der, 9spd front rings. A 9spd chain is the same dimension inside to inside as an 8spd, but narrower outside to outside (overall width). The 9spd chain will shift fine over an 8spd cassette, but the cage of an 8spd front der is too wide; if you adjust it to shift right in one direction, it will be sluggish or worse going the other way. If your talking about a dh rig with no front d, you will have no problems.

  9. #9
    Disco-Superfly
    Reputation: Jake_HT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,850
    Quote Originally Posted by jrc3
    First post ever on MTBR, but I have experience w/this scenario so I thought I'd chip in. I used the following combo for several years on my xc fs bike: XTR 8spd cassette, XT rear der, XTR(Dura Ace) 9spd chain, XTR 9spd front der, 9spd front rings. A 9spd chain is the same dimension inside to inside as an 8spd, but narrower outside to outside (overall width). The 9spd chain will shift fine over an 8spd cassette, but the cage of an 8spd front der is too wide; if you adjust it to shift right in one direction, it will be sluggish or worse going the other way. If your talking about a dh rig with no front d, you will have no problems.
    Yeah I am 8 speed, no front der....
    Thanks
    Jake
    Yeti 303 WC 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Moody
    Didn't you read the sticker on that shock? It said not to do whatever you did.

  10. #10
    bg.
    bg. is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bg.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    214
    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Maybe I should send out some e-mails (to sram of course)
    I am using sram stuff
    Same thing applies, you should have no problems

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    377
    i think they could be used but u might have some slack left... the derailur might reach out a lil mor...

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.