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    8 speed cassette on a 9 speed hub?

    Can I put an 8 speed cassette on a 9 speed Shimano hub?

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    Yes. Shimano does not have a 9 speed freehub per se. They are 8,9,10, though IIRC there are some 10s that re only 10s.

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    It will work, but the hub will feel irritable and out of balance unless you use a 10sp RD.








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    Shimano's freehubs (the part of the rear hub that can "coast" and spin backwards, and onto which the cassette of gears slides) haven't changed width since 8-speed. 7-speed cassettes are a bit narrower.
    The 10-speed-specific freehubs aren't a different width, rather it's Dura-Ace freehubs that have aluminum bodies and get away with this by having higher splines, which require special Dura-Ace 10-speed cassettes.

    chipcom, I laughed aloud at your post. Thanks.

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