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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 02-11-04, 11:14 PM   #1
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Upgrade advice

Ok everybody I need you to tell me if this upgrade is a good idea. I have two bikes. First I have a Klein Q Carbon with a Tiagra/105 mix 9 speed. My Kona Jake has a full Sora 8 speed kit except for a 9 speed Tiagra rear derailleur. I am planning on upgrading the Klein to full Ultegra (a little at a time as my pocketbook allows). My plan was to move the Tiagra shifters from the Klein and put them on the Kona. All I need besides 9 speed shifters is a 9 speed cassette. Right? Anyways....do you guys think this will improve my Kona drastically. Or do you think my money would be spent better another way? Thanks for all your help.
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Old 02-11-04, 11:24 PM   #2
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The 9 speed shifters and cassette should be all you need but sometimes 8 speed freehubs won't fit a 9 speed cassette. Double check your freehub with the 9 speed cassette first.
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