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Old 06-21-05, 02:14 PM   #1
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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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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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Does "Shimano EF29" count as crap??
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Does "Shimano EF29" count as crap??
Yes. Functional, but crap
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