Bought Deore XT, what next?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by gwhunt23, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. gwhunt23

    gwhunt23 New Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to this forum and also need some help with my bike.

    So, I bought a Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur knowing nothing except that it would be better then my 8 speed Alivio. I discovered that I will need the following, but I am not sure:

    - 9 speed cassette
    - 9 speed chain
    - 9 speed crankset (current crank is SR Suntour)
    - 9 speed shifter

    *Please note that all the compoonents on my bike are 8 speed.

    So, am I right about the components that I will need? And just in case you're wondering, my bike is an '04 Trek 4300.

    If I do need a new crank, would this one be ok?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    gwhunt23 New Member

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    Found an answer on another forum, computer forum to my surpise. Set bike up as 8 speed and may upgrade to 9 speed later.
     
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