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    Is Shimano 9 speed jockey wheels OK with eight speed drivetrain.

    I need a medium cage RD for a compact MTB crankset and ebay has the many more medium caged nine speed derailleurs. Will the 9sp jockey wheels work OK with eight speed chains?

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    Yes, no problem. I ran a 9-speed Ultegra rear derailleur with an otherwise all-8-speed drivetrain with no difficulty at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    Yes, no problem. I ran a 9-speed Ultegra rear derailleur with an otherwise all-8-speed drivetrain with no difficulty at all.
    Thank You!

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    It might depend on your chain, but if you get any rubbing you can easily cure it with some thin washers.

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