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Old 09-21-11, 07:34 PM
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Simple shimano hub compatibility question.

A Shimano T660 is labeled as a 9 speed, and my gut and previous experience says it's 8 speed compatible, but I need to be sure before ordering a rear wheel.
Will I need to source a spacer to slap an 8 speed cassette on?
Here's what I'm looking at purchasing, though likely not through Amazon.


TLDR; Deore LX T660 + 8 speed cassette = OK?

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All Shimano "9-speed" freehub bodies are 8, 9 and 10-speed compatible. A 10-speed cassette needs a 1 mm spacer and these are supplied with the cassette. 8 and 9-speed cassettes interchange directly and need no additional parts.

There were a few 10-speed only Shimano hubs but they were either Dura Ace 7800 hubs or a few Dura Ace and Ultegra complete wheels and you aren't dealing with any of these.
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Thank you very much HillRider.
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A Deore hub is going to be for 135 mm dropout spacing isn't it? Is that what you need?
The "pavement" wheel build shown is 36 spoke with a road rim. Good for a cross-bike or hybrid.
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Yep. I'm sticking it in a 7.3fx I use for commuting. I'm hoping the A319 and DT Swiss spokes will fair better than the stock wheel set (Camino rim, paralax hub, crummy painted spokes.) To be fair I've put them through use well beyond what they're made for, and they've held up for ~3000 miles.
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