8 speed/9 Speed compatibility

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by redfrogz, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. redfrogz

    redfrogz New Member

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    I run an 8 speed set-up. After trashing my old xt rear mech today, I'm looking to get a new one. However everything from LX upwards is now 9 speed. Are they compatible? (if not why not, 'cos surely its the shifters that determine how much cable is pulled through?).
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Yer right, it's the shifters in this case.
     
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