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Originally Posted by stephr1 View Post
Re: 9 spd. Yeah. I get it. However, I don't know that I could make good use of 9 cogs, given how few I normally use. I had trouble deciding to go to 8 spd. The main thing pushing me was that the 7-spds have gotten cheap and there aren't as many 7 spd cassette options around as there were a few years ago. I could go to 9 spd sometime down the road (freehub supposedly can handle it, not sure of the RD). But I see myself in 8 spds for quite some time.
Actually, the selection of 7-speed cassettes is nearly as good as it's ever been (certainly better than 8-speed) and Shimano has recently started making HG50 cassettes in silver again: http://www.niagaracycle.com/categori...settes/7-speed

So I wouldn't be in too big a hurry to switch. (Unless you want more gears.)
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