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Old 01-16-13, 05:44 PM
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question: using 8spd alivio sl-m410 with deore m591 rd

im pretty sure i can use these shifters with this derailleur but just wanted to make sure.
it will be used in 8speed (8speed freewheel and 8spd shifters), so is there a certain way i need to adjust the derailleur for 8speeds?
or do i need a 9speed shifter?

just need some reassurance and to get pointed in the right direction before tryin it out myself and not knowing
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The Deore derailer will work great with 8 speed. In 2005, Specialized used a similar set up on the base Rockhopper, Alivio 8 speed shifter, 8 speed casette and a Deore rear derailer (wiht the 9 speed logo on it). I rebuilt a 06 Hard Rock with that same set up, it worked great so have at it.
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Yep, it will be fine. The derailleur doesn't care if it's 7, 8 or 9spd Shimano shifters sending commands. 10spd mountain shifters have a different pull ratio than everything else, in case you were thinking of a quick upgrade next year.
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Old 01-18-13, 02:07 PM
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i dont think im gonna go to 10spd any time soon. the 9spd deore does me fine cuz i can always go up to 9spd i id like to and would def cost less than going to 10.
waiting for a good crank sale tho jenson has a nice raceface ride 2xbash on for good price
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pretty much all shimano derailleurs work with 7-9 speed shifters, old friction derailleurs do not but those are few and far between. 10 speed derailleurs, not shifters, also go backwards as well.

your setup should have no problem, just set the limits.

although I believe you mean cassette when you said freewheel
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sadly no, its an 8spd freewheel. when/if i go to 9, ill go to a freehub and cassette.
2011 norco mountaineer comes with a 7spd freewheel,fitting an 8spd was tight.
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I have exactly this configuration in my bike and works fine. The shifters tell the derailleur what to do, so if those have 8 steps the derailleur moves accordingly.
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