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    SRAM Wheelset Compatability

    Noob question here.

    I'm currently having a bike being built and I'm opting hard to go with SRAM (red most likely). My question is, later on when I want to build various wheel sets for different conditions/applications...what are my compatability issues?

    Most wheel sets I see say Campy/Shimano compatible...but no mention ever of SRAM? Do I just need to pay attention to what cassette I put on the new wheelset?

    Last of all, would it be failsafe just to put a Shimano Cassette on any new wheelsets and leave SRAM for everything else? I'm confused on this one.

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    SRAM and Shimano cassettes are compatible with each other (hope I worded that right). This means SRAM cassettes could be installed on a Shimano compatible wheelset. You could also put on a Shimano cassette to use with your SRAM drivetrain.

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    So if I built a bike with SRAM, buying wheelsets is a no brainer? Field is pretty much wide open?

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    Make sure the freehub on the wheelset is Shimano 10 speed compatible. SRAM Rival/Force/Red are all 10 speed drivetrains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rishardh View Post
    Make sure the freehub on the wheelset is Shimano 10 speed compatible. SRAM Rival/Force/Red are all 10 speed drivetrains.
    Non-issue. Any 10-speed Shimano/SRAM cassette will fit any 8-, 9-, or 10-speed* Shimano-compatible freehub. 10-speed cassettes are slightly narrower than 8- and 9-speed, so a small spacer is usually required to run a 10-speed cassette on 8- or 9-speed specific freehub.

    *Caveat: Be sure to avoid the aluminum Shimano 10-speed wheel/freehubs (e.g. WH/FH-7800), which has taller splines and are only compatible with the matching cassettes.
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