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    Other than quality product availability and the extra gear, are there any pros and cons to upgrading to 9-speed from 8? (I.E. strength, maintainance)
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    I have an 8 speed rear, It seems fine, ican't imagine how a 9-speed rear would benefit me. I have ridden 9-speed bikes, and haven't ever notice a whole lot of a difference. Well, except for maybe that only the the higher end components are 9-speed, the shifting is a bit smoother. Then again, I always seem ot run out of gears at higher speeds, but I think that is a front chainring issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelsp
    I have an 8 speed rear, It seems fine, ican't imagine how a 9-speed rear would benefit me. I have ridden 9-speed bikes, and haven't ever notice a whole lot of a difference. Well, except for maybe that only the the higher end components are 9-speed, the shifting is a bit smoother. Then again, I always seem ot run out of gears at higher speeds, but I think that is a front chainring issue.
    You listen to operation ivy?

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    Unless your present shifters are crap, there's not much sense upgrading to 9-speed shifters. That's where you'll spend most of your money on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkHawkDown
    You listen to operation ivy?
    heck yes! One of my favorites
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    Does "Shimano EF29" count as crap??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad01
    Does "Shimano EF29" count as crap??
    Yes. Functional, but crap

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