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Old 10-03-09, 05:50 PM   #1
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Will a 9 or 10 speed rear wheel work with an 8 speed setup?

I want to upgrade my hybrid's wheelset. Can I use my 9 speed road bike's wheels?

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Old 10-03-09, 05:57 PM   #2
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yes, you'll be fine. 8/9/10 is all the same spacing
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An 8 speed cassette will fit on a 9/10 speed hub because the hub is the same size while only the cog spacing is diffrent... make sure the hub fits your rear dropouts as you may have a 135mm dropout on your hybrid (and need an mtb hub) whereas a road hub is 130 mm.
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Thanks 65er. I think my hybrid does have 135mm spacing. What is the easiest way to measure it?
A ruler from the inside of one dropout to the other.
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With a ruler... you want the inside measure between the dropouts.
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The replies you have received assume that you have Shimano or Shimano compatible gears. If you happen to have Campagnolo then you cannot use 9 or 10 speed wheels.
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how many campy equipped hybrids are out there?
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how many campy equipped hybrids are out there?
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