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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:46 am 
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Im having a few issues with what gears to get on my Giant atx dh team, Im trying to build it up with parts from around 99/00.

I managed to get myself a sram 9.0 9 speed shifter (they did come with the sl but they were to long and the team never ran them), I couldn't find a Sram 9.0sl mech for a reasonable price so went with a Sram 9.0 which should be ok I hope.

Problem Im having is what cassette and chain to get, even thou these bikes came with the sram 9.0 components they only ran 8 speed which is what I would expect from that era but should I get a 9 speed cassette or will I have issues ?

If I go for an 8 speed cassette due I tune the mech to not drop the chain if I over shift and It goes to 9 ?

Should I just get this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Kits ... elID=89207


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Is the shifter 8 or 9 speed?


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:12 pm 
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9 pretty sure the 9.0 and 9.0sl didn't come in 8 but for the era I thought they would of been but the only ones I found secondhand were all 9


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 3:25 pm 
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I dont understand then. Run 9?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:00 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
I dont understand then. Run 9?


I know its strange the bikes were sold with sram 9.0sl on them but only had an 8 speed cassette


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:39 am 
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Oh that is odd. You should be able to limit it at one end or the other of the cassette without any issues.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:43 am 
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If it really is a 9 speed shifter, then get a 9 speed cassette and chain. The cog spacing is different between 8 and 9 (4.8 compared to 4.35mm) and for the first time in its life it will be right.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 3:41 am 
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If I get a newer model cassette like a 9 speed sram power glide 2 and a chain thats a bit more model, how will they fair with my older sram 9.0 esp rear mech and shifter ?


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:27 pm 
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Just fine.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:59 pm 
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I agree with cyfa as it should still work right with the adjusters as i'm running an old Sram 6 speed shifter with a 2012 Tourney 7-8 speed rear mech on a 6 speed SG freewheel and the chain is a UG if i remember rightly so unless you've got a badly worn mech or something i can't see their being any problems ..


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