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Old 05-10-21, 01:39 PM
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Carbon Wheel Conversion

I'm looking to upgrade my 2011 Fuji SL1 Pro road bike's wheels to some lighter carbon ones my friend no longer needs.

The current (factory) wheels are A Class ALX200s (see attachment for specs) on a 10-speed Shimano gear set. The replacement wheels are Roval Rapide CL40 (see attachment for specs) on an 11-speed Shimano gear set.

The new rims fit in the frame and I believe the clincher brakes will work fine (I know I need to use carbon friendly brake pads), but I'm not sure what I need to do about the gears. Do I need to change out the freehub or should I just be able to move the 10-speed cassette over to the new wheels? Will the deraileur be ok or will I need to adjust/replace it? Anything else I'm not thinking about?

Thanks in advance for the guidance!!
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Old 05-10-21, 01:59 PM
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You're 10 spd. cassette will work on the 11 spd. hub, you might need a spacer, I'd try it without and just reset the rear cable tension.
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You will need to put a 1.8mm spacer behind your cassette.
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Thanks Steve and cpach! I read that I need a 1.85mm AND a 1mm spacer for it to fit just right. I ordered them and I'll circle back.
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Originally Posted by ryanv76 View Post
Thanks Steve and cpach! I read that I need a 1.85mm AND a 1mm spacer for it to fit just right. I ordered them and I'll circle back.
If your current 10 speed cassette is a Shimano you will probably already have a 1 mm spacer installed on your old wheel. you will only need to buy the 1.85 mm spacer. If your cassette was made by SRAM you don't need the 1 mm spacer at all
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