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Gear Question

will this chain work on a 8 speed

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will this chain work on a 8 speed

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i dont see why not. you will just have to use a chain tool to shorten the chain to fit your bike

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Specifically, I believe the main difference between 8/9/10 speed chains is their width, which must be compatible with the spacing of your rear cassette. (If it's not, the shifting will be "terrible" to "completely unusable.")

I bought this chain (along with a SRAM PG-907 cassette and XT shifters) to convert my lady's old 8-speed steel-frame hardtail to a 9-speed, and the whole system worked very well together.