Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Appleton WI
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix - Soma Double Cross Disc - Salsa Spearfish - Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy - Specialized Carve SL - Trek Farley 7 - GT Dyno VFR
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Apex and Force compatability
I have a Nashbar bike with Force components and I plan on buying a Specialized Roubaix Elite with Apex tomorrow. I know the compact chain rings are interchangable so I plan on swapping the BB and crankset. The shifters are interchangable so I will do that too.
My questions have to do with the FD and RD. I was told by a LBS my full size FD would not work with a compact crankset, but on SRAMs website it says I should not have a problem. So which is it?
For the RD I know I need the longer cage for the 11/32 cassette, but can I just use the cage from the Apex RD and put it on the Force RD?
Are there any special tools I will need? I have a very large tool collection, but not many bicycle specific tools.