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    which cassette?

    alright so i'm building a new bike and i'm ordering a buttload of parts tonite. i'm going sram 8 speed for the drivetrain cause i'm sick of shimano and breaking chains but i have one question. should i get a 11-34 tooth cassette or a 11-28? i ride mostly urban and dj's and i can't remember the last time i used my lower gears. am i going to regret this? should i go for the 34 tooth?

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    did you say 8 speed? I think the 11-34 is a 9 speed and I would go with that plus an x-9 or X-0 derailleur.

    Oh, for urban and DJ. I ride SS, if you can find the 8 speed then thats cool too.

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    oops you're right i meant 11-32 or 11-27. but i'm leaning towards the 11-27. am i making a mistake?

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    Just Get 9 Speed

    It was a pain in the ass when we had to switch to 9 speed. But I don't think there's any good reason not to use it now. But going with 8 speed you're going to be severly limiting your options. I'm running a sram 9 speed cassette and 9.0 rear derrailleur. But I keep thinking about getting an XTR cassette. They're great and still the lightest.
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    X 9's are really sweet....you might want to reconsider going 9
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    8 speed rules. I've got 9 speed xtr on my enduro and 8 speed x7 on my hardtail, i'm gonna switch my enduro to the x7 8 speed from my hard tail and go SS on that bike since I only ride it for street & dj's and stuff. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with the xtr derailleur and stuff though, maybe put it on my girlfriend's bike.
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    You're not a roadie.

    You don't need all those gears. I've used the same 8 speed XT cassette since 98 and I have no problems or any really worn down teeth.

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    I've really liked my 11-34 XT 9 speed. Plus its only 24 grams heavier than the XTR and half the price.

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    i'm NOT going 9 speed! NO WAY!! i'm sick of dealing with it and i'm also sick of shimano. plus i've already got a set of 8 speed x.7 shifters so i'm not changing my mind now

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLURPIMPIN
    i'm NOT going 9 speed! NO WAY!! i'm sick of dealing with it and i'm also sick of shimano. plus i've already got a set of 8 speed x.7 shifters so i'm not changing my mind now
    just get 11-34. they're there if you need 'em, and if you don't, don't shift, you've got the same number of gears, you're not gonna save any weight or anything.
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