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Are you able to convert an 8speed rear hub to a 9 speed cassette without changing the hub? Or is the new cassette too large?


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dag560 said:
Are you able to convert an 8speed rear hub to a 9 speed cassette without changing the hub? Or is the new cassette too large?


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Yup. No conversion needed. 8sp and 9sp cassettes are the same width.
 

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As TLG said, you should be good with your hub. However, You will have to upgrade you shifter to a 9-speed. Deraileur shoud be okay since the indexing is set by the shifter.
 

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FreeRangeChicken said:
As TLG said, you should be good with your hub. However, You will have to upgrade you shifter to a 9-speed. Deraileur shoud be okay since the indexing is set by the shifter.


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Well, other than necessity...

I'd leave it alone; 8 speeds are more durable generally and shift more reliably.

However, I believe some of the oldest 8 speed freehubs, if my fuzzy memory serves me correctly, might have a compatibility issue (the threading for the lockring wasn't as deep as required for 9 speed cassettes or something like that...or was that 7 to 8 speed conversions?). Think some front chainrings might be a problem too (thicker). Don't forget to change chains too...
 
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