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Old 03-01-11, 03:06 AM
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Alex Rim R500 hub question

guys,,what about the Alex rim R500 hub,are they 10 speed compatible? ,I have mine intalled with GT 4 series and Im planning to upgrade my cassette.I wont find any info but it says Formula sealed bearing on GT website...thanks for your help..
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alex rims sells hubs now?

or are you talking about using the shimano hub from their WH-R500 wheelset?

if the hub is rated for 8/9/10sp then it'll work with 10sp.
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sorry, I made you confused,,the hub description says formula sealed bearing,but it dosnt say any 8 or 9/10 speed,currently Im using an 8 speed cassette but I want to upgrade to 10 speed is it gonna work?,,thanks

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alex rims sells hubs now?

or are you talking about using the shimano hub from their WH-R500 wheelset?

if the hub is rated for 8/9/10sp then it'll work with 10sp.

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Originally Posted by bon_gabs View Post
sorry, I made you confused,,the hub description says formula sealed bearing,but it dosnt say any 8 or 9/10 speed,currently Im using an 8 speed cassette but I want to upgrade to 10 speed is it gonna work?,,thanks
If an 8 speed cassette fits, a 10 speed will fit. The 10 is a little narrower, so it will require a spacer.(1mm if I remember right.)
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If an 8 speed cassette fits, a 10 speed will fit. The 10 is a little narrower, so it will require a spacer.(1mm if I remember right.)
Right but the spacer is included with Shimano 10-speed cassettes. You don't have to buy it separately but you do need to install it.
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awesome guys,,,this forum been really helpful for me ever since,10 speed here I come,,thanks again
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