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So for all you DS riders out there what is the more widley used... 8 or 9 speed?
 

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Uhh, there's plenty of XT aluminum carrier 8spd cassettes for sale. I still use them on my XC bike with 8spd Sram chains and Sram shifters.
For DS or DH I'd recommend using a 9spd 11-26t road cassette. Replace the 11t with an alloy spacer and cut the largest cog off the aluminum carrier. Now you've got just the 7 gears you need and a fairly straight chainline in each of them.
 

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I got a Kona Cowan with an 8 sp drivetrain.....
 

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"2010 850's for sale allow me to think that Sram still does.....

And whats this I see...?

http://www.sram.com/en/srammountain/...peed/pg850.php"


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brillantesdv said:
a more useful way to rephrase the OP's question would probably be "what gearing would be best for DS?"
yeah my bad I guess:rolleyes: , so why dont we go with that question then
 

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There are PLENTY of entry level bikes that still come with 8 speed.

Shimano still makes the HG70 in both 7 and 8 speed. HG40 and 50 are both available in 8 speed.

SRAM makes the PG850, PG830, and PG820. They also still produce a 7 speed cassette as well.
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
what ever you prefer....9 is simplier
Not really. 8 speed has slightly wider spacing between cogs. This means that the system can be slightly more tweaked/out of adjustment and still work competently. There's more wiggle room. Slightly wider chain too.
 
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