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Location: Port Townsend, WA
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Ultegra level triple with rear 8-speed?
I'm finishing building up a cyclocross bike for a friend. The current setup has a rear 8-speed cassette. He wants a triple ultegra setup in the front. The problem is, it seems, they're only selling ultegra triples in 10 speed now? I was hoping I could simply run a 9 speed triple in the front and get away with using a 9-speed chain with the 8-speed rear cassette. Can I run a 10 speed chain on an 8speed cassette? If not, what is a good option for a new/newer 8 or 9 speed front triple setup, other than hunting on ebay? I prefer it be shimano and use the Hollowtech 2 bb interface. Let me know what you think. I am limited to the current 8-speed setup in the rear given that he has 8-speed sora sti shifters. Sincere, FTU