Quality 8 or 9-speed
bgnukem via our Forum
Take a look at MicroSHIFT’s R8 or R9 eight- or nine-speed components, which cover the mechs and shifters. They are available for both flat and drop bars. See microshift.com.tw. Suitable Shimano-pattern cassettes are still available and will even fit an 11-speed Shimano freehub with a suitable spacer. One chainset option is Shimano’s FC-R453 Octalink for 3x9 speed use.
Cycle’s Technical Editor
This was first published in the August/September 2015 edition of Cycling UK's Cycle magazine.