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    S'toon trail rider! MisterK's Avatar
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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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    Can, but won't be spot on perfect though...
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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.
    Last edited by xenologer; 11-07-12 at 11:49 PM.

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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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    Yes.
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