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Some good guidelines are here, courtesy of Sheldon Brown. Assuming you have the right freehub body for Shimano/SRAM-style cassettes on the FTS-X, you just (probably) need a 4.5mm spacer behind the cassette.


There are a number of factors to consider when buying a new wheel set: Wheel size, there are many different wheel sizes to choose from, modern road bikes are generally 700c and mountain bikes 26, 27.5 or 29inch. There's also a number of legacy, children's and specialty sizes. Rim width, rim width determines how wide a tire you can run and is determined by ...


Will any 700C wheel work with any gear cassette? No, it depends on what size free hub is on the wheel. I believe there is also variations in hub spacing too. It could be between 126mm and 135mm. From browsing eBay it seems that some of the wheels are specified as working with 7-speed or 8-speed cassettes? That is because the free hub installed ...


The simplest change you can make is to swap your big front ring for a smaller one. If you currently have 34/50 on the front, change it to 34/44. Your easiest gear on the big ring would go from 47 gear inches down to 42 (and the hardest from 110 to 97). If your front shifter is indexed it might not shift as quickly, but it should be OK because it will be a ...

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