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Old 04-23-05, 10:20 AM   #1
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swap tires or wheels?

Haven't cycled in 15 years. Bad knee. Can't run, so I'm back. Considering a variety of bike options.

For you experienced cyclocross bike owners, when you change to slicks, do you just change tires or swap entire wheelsets? Why?

If swapping wheelsets, any issues with brake alignment or anything else?

Thanks in advance for your insights.
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If I was having to set up my cross bike for both knobblies and slicks, my prefered option would be to have 2 identical wheelsets; one with knobblies on, one with slicks on.

Wheel or Cassette/gear alignment shouldn't be a problem with indexed gears these days. Anyway it doesn't take long to change tyres over
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