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To specifically answer your question, you will have to change the rear mech (derailleur). If for nothing other than 11sp chain will not fit onto the jockey wheels correctly. You could change the jockey wheels, but they are thinner on 11sp vs 9sp. To take this a step further, you will need to replace all of the groupset components, including the brakes as ...


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There are numerous top end bike companies selling their bikes with part 105 11sp builds . You need obviously the 5800 shifters, front/rear mech and chain. But you typically see money being saved by using non 105 brakes and chainset.


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If I don't ride hard, is it ok to use an 8 speed freewheel? Here are two answers: No, because a person who asks this question clearly understands the risks. The fact that someone who understands the risks is asking the internet whether the person should assume those risks indicates that the person is not capable of judging (or is uncertain of his ...


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I thought, "no way am I spending that much money. It's not worth it. I can't raise and lower my seat by hand." Then I rode with a friend who had one. He was raising it up and dropping it every where. Adjusting his saddle depending on the ride. I was standing on every up hill. I broke down and dropped the cash on a "Reverb". I couldn't be more stoked. I use ...



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