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    Time to replace 8sp grip shifters

    So my wife took a spill today and broke her left 8sp grip shifter and got four stitches in her chin.....

    Her bike a mid 90's Stumpjumper, has Deore XT derailleurs, separate brake levers and V brakes. I just put a new cassette on it but should I consider upgrading her to 9 speed? Or, can I shift an 8sp using a 9sp shifter.

    Looking for suggestions for some good 8sp trigger shifters or brake / shifter combos. Maybe these:

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...6&category=772

    Thanks!
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    Hope you wife recovers quickly!

    Personally, I've found that there is a big improvement in going from 7-speed to 8-speed because you can run a full-range 11t-32t cassette without big gear-to-gear jumps. Going from 8 to 9 speeds doesn't make a big perceived difference, and 9-speed stuff is just more finicky because of the narrower tolerances.

    Remember, too, that both 8- and 9-speed left shifters are the same, since they are just shifting the same front derailleur.

    I like my SRAM Attack 8-speed gripshifter set.

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    You can't go wrong with those Alivio ST-MC410 brake/shift levers or the Alivio SL-M410 shifter pods. Of course, they're not as sexy or expensive as the SL-M748 XT shifter pods but either will work just great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondoman View Post
    Remember, too, that both 8- and 9-speed left shifters are the same, since they are just shifting the same front derailleur.
    So can I use a 9sp shifter with and 8sp cassette? Or do I need an 8sp for the 8sp?

    Quote Originally Posted by hernick View Post
    You can't go wrong with those Alivio ST-MC410 brake/shift levers or the Alivio SL-M410 shifter pods. Of course, they're not as sexy or expensive as the SL-M748 XT shifter pods but either will work just great!
    The SL M748's are out of stock. Maybe they'll be back soon...

    Thanks for the help.
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    The *left* shifters should be the same as both are 1-to-3; it's the *right* shifters that have the 8sp vs 9sp difference.

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    You can use 8 of the 9 cogs with an 8 sp shifter if you use the alternate cable routing described by Sheldon Brown, but not an 8 sp cassette with a 9 sp shifter.

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    Thanks, I'll see what I can find and get something ordered.
    This is my bicycle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My bicycle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my bicycle is useless. Without my bicycle, I am useless. I must ride my bicycle true. I must ride faster than my enemy, who is trying to drop me. I must drop him before he drops me. I will.

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