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Old 11-07-12, 12:46 PM   #1
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10 speed cranks with an 8 speed freewheel? help explain....

I'm in the market for a new crankset for the spring (k I'm lookn a lil early)
I was looking at a hussefelt 2.2 and perhaps a deore with a bashguard.
The problem I'm running into is they're listed as 10spd cranks or 2x10 (3x10 in the deore case) I'm running 8spd freewheel with xt RD. If I get one of these cranksets will they be useless without converting the rest to 10spd or can I safely run my 8spd setup withoUt failuure/error/not running properly?
I currremtly have a cheapo riveted sr suntour stock crank and would really like the extra clearance and durability a double with bash provides. Changinf bb doesn't matter to me cuz I have square taper ayways so I'd have to change it with the crankset in most cranks I've read about.
Bicycle in question a slightly customized 2011 norco mountaineer (hence the 8spd w xt)
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Old 11-07-12, 07:12 PM   #2
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Can, but won't be spot on perfect though...
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Old 11-08-12, 12:44 AM   #3
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higher speed crankset means the chainrings are stamped narrower to squeeze into the narrower chains. Your wider 8spd stuff will fit onto it just fine. Maybe take a slight durability hit since the rings are lighter.

the speed of the front derailer itself matters more; a wide 8spd chain will rub in more gears if you try to run it through a narrow caged 10spd front derailer.

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Why not get a 9 speed Deore: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40496
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Old 11-08-12, 03:52 AM   #5
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As others have said, it will work. And as cobba is getting at, why not go with a 9sp? Those are still readily available and should work a little better and be more durable.
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Go with the Deore as posted from Chain Reaction. Hella good deal.
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Do those rings still come apart?
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