Deore Crank

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by c3ham, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. c3ham

    c3ham New Member

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    Hi i was wondering if deore cranks are 8 speed, IG compatible as im thinking of uprading my current alivio crank to lose some weight. i currently have an XT cassette, XT IG chain, SRAM 7.0 rear and front mech and i was just wondering if the deore crank would fit into this setup ok??

    Any help would be great
     
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  2. gwhunt23

    gwhunt23 New Member

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    My understanding is that Deore comes in both 8 and 9 speed. When you buy them, make sure to see if they are 8 speed. The vendor shoudl specify that.

    Good luck! [​IMG]

    -GWHunt

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  3. ireman_1

    ireman_1 New Member

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    Unless someone has old stock you will likely find them in 9 speed only. You CAN use a 9 speed crankset with everything else in your drivetrain being 8 speed. It won't work the other way, but you aren't trying to do that so-no worries! Your new set-up will be great and you'll like the cranks. Ride well and happy holidays.

    K.
     
  4. Hecubus

    Hecubus New Member

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    The latest deore models are 9 speed.
     
  5. MidBunchLurker

    MidBunchLurker New Member

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    You'll likely need a 9-speed chain, but see how it goes with the 8-speed one first.
     
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