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Yes you can, but an 8 speed chain is cheaper and slightly more durable.
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yes, you can use it, I did that a few times
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Yes; 8 and 9 speed chains are effectively the same so can be interchanged as you wish.
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Yes ....you can use a 9spd chain with an 8spd cassette, the difference between 8 and 9 spd chains is in the width, with the 9 spd chain being slightly narrower. You cannot use an 8 spd chain with a 9 spd transmission though. Provided that the chain does not fall into the gaps between each sprocket the only slight disadvantage that you may incur is that the shifting may not be quite as crisp. It is unlikely that you will notice any difference. Generally speaking....like for like quality and link length....the 9 spd chain will be slightly lighter as there is simply less metal in there. Personally, and regardless of all the sales hype from the industry, 8 spd chains are stronger....quality for quality. There is no substitute for metal. I use an 8spd set up for my " training in all filthy conditions " bike, as it simply outlasts and outshifts my 9 and 10 spd transmissions. Frankly the 10 spd is dreadful in mud and grime.
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Il corpo ruota libera puó essere trivato inserendo la parola "freehub" nel campo di ricerca.
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Questo kit di conversione è solo per un mozzo anteriore 100mm di larghezza.
Non sarà una corona posteriore mozzo.
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My current cassette is a CS-HG20-9 that has rusted after some months of riding. I would like to upgrade to a higher-quality 9 speed cassette. can you suggest one or two models?
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Your current cassette is a budget Shimano one, I think it is Acera level.
Try a Shimano XT M770 9 Speed MTB Cassette. This is only one level down from the top of the range XTR and is presently on offer with a number of on-line retailers (Chain Reaction being one), it also represents outstanding value for money because it will operate far better than the cassette that you currently use. It is better designed, will change gear far more smoothly......as the ramping is cut into the steel rather than pressed and is considerably lighter.. Provided that you change your chain regularly then the Shimano XT M770 9 Speed MTB Cassette will last for some time, and not rust. I have used this type of cassette on all of my bikes for more than ten years. It equals XTR level in every way except that it is a few grams heavier. As I ride in the U.K I cannot justify using an XTR (Titanium) cassette which is ridden in so much mud and grit. Regardless of the claims, titanium is an aero-space grade metal and will not last longer than quality stell as aircraft are not designed to operate in "grinding paste" type conditions. There is NO discernable difference in shifting quality between XT and the top of the range XTR.
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Any of the higher quality Shimano cassettes with chrome plated sprockets will suit your needs. 105, Ultegra for road or Alevio, SLX for MTB will last very well without rusting.
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10 spd cassettes.

Can I use a 10 spd. mtb. cassette, say an 11-32 XT model, instead of an existing 11-28 10 spd. Ultegra model to lower the gearing..? I don't want to use the available 12 -30 Ultegra cogset as I don't want to lose the 11 tall gear cog.
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Using a cassette of this width may function if the correct derailleur model is being used; however a MTB cassette will not shift as smoothly as a Road equivalent.

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http://lnk.nu/chainreactioncycles.c...
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Yes, but you may need to add a couple of links to your chain.
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Hi,
I am using cassette Shimano Ultegra 12-27 10 speed today, can I switch easy to Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 Speed Road Cassette 12-30?
If so, is there anything else I need to keep in mind?
I need to lower gear to get up the hills.
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The swapping over of the cassette is fairly straight forward however not all Shimano Road Rear Derailleurs are compatible with a large low sprocket.

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...
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Yes, but you may need to add a couple of links to your chain.
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The 11-32t ratio for an 8-speed cassette is the only option we have close to this ratio.

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A Shimano or SRAM 8 speed cassette will suit your needs.
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Shimano Tiagra 9 speed group set from 2005 with Triple front, 13-25 cassette, wondering if I can get away with a larger rear cog.
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The cassette range you can run depends on the tooth capacity of your rear derailleur. You calculate your tooth capacity by subtracting the number of teeth on the smallest front ring from the largest, and the same difference between cassette cogs.

For example, a 30.39.53 chainset has a front capacity of 23t (53-30), and an 11-28 cassette has a rear capacity of 17t, which gives a total tooth capacity of 40 (23+17). The older Tiagra GS (for triple) derailleur had a capacity of 37t.
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Depends on your rear derailleur, but it shouldn't be a problem with a 28.
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If your wheel has the Dura-Ace 10-speed specific freehub body (tall spline) then running other cassettes is not possible; only the following cassette models can run on this freehub -

Dura-Ace 7800 and 7900

Ultegra 6700
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Yes. Any 9 speed Shimano or SRAM cassette will fit the wheel.
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I have 9 speed shimano 105..front 51-39 t, rear 12-23 t, what rear cassette options are there without having to change chain or crank? I live in hilly area and feel I need a more suitable cassette before my legs explode..11-28 , 10 speed possible? Please advise...thanks
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Depending on which Rear Derailleur model and cage length you have; you could run an 11-30t cassette, but 10-speed would not be an option without a drivetrain overhaul.

Note that when changing a cassette, it is always advisable to change the chain to a new chain for optimum shifting performance.
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You should be able to get away with a 28 tooth largest sprocket, but it depends on your rear derailleur and current chain length. Try a 12-28 9-speed cassette.
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Confermiamo che é possibile montare una cassetta shimano deore hg 61 9u 12-36 al posto di una sram pg970 11t 11-32.
Ti suggeriamo peró di verificare che il deragliatore puó accomodare un pignone da 36t.
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si può mettere quella cassetta, ma è necessario prestare attenzione alla capacità del deragliatore posteriore.
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