Rear wheel cassette for a Specialized Shiv Comp?

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Rear wheel cassette for a Specialized Shiv Comp?

Postby Nitnellav » December 30th, 2012, 1:20 pm

Hey,
I'm going to order a set of wheels (60/90) for my Shiv Competetion which comes with an SRAM Apex,10-speed,11-28t cassette.
Since i'm kinda wet behind the ears still, I have a couple of questions i hope can be answered:
- Clydesdale build? I've searched the site, but havent found any conclusive explanation what this means.
- Do I just select the standard SRAM 10 speed cassette with my 90 wheel? Will this fit on a Shiv Comp?
- Can anyone recommend some good tires - and also tubes that wont be a nightmare to replace if i should be so unlucky on raceday?


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Re: Rear wheel cassette for a Specialized Shiv Comp?

Postby Chris Thornham » December 31st, 2012, 10:37 am

Nitnellav wrote:Hey,
I'm going to order a set of wheels (60/90) for my Shiv Competetion which comes with an SRAM Apex,10-speed,11-28t cassette.
Since i'm kinda wet behind the ears still, I have a couple of questions i hope can be answered:
- Clydesdale build? I've searched the site, but havent found any conclusive explanation what this means.

Clydesdale build wheels are for people who weigh between 198lbs and 242lbs. The rear wheels have 28 spokes instead of the standard 24 spoke build. You can see this info on our products page under the "specs" tab. Take a look specifically under the "Spoke Count" under "Rear Wheel". http://www.flocycling.com/wheels_rear_flo_90.php

- Do I just select the standard SRAM 10 speed cassette with my 90 wheel? Will this fit on a Shiv Comp?

Yes. To be clear, you do not get a cassette when you order our wheels. You are picking the type of hub you want. When you pick Shimano/Sram, your wheels will come ready to work with Shimano/Sram cassettes. If you were to pick Campy, then we have to swap out the hub body to make the wheels compatible with a Campy Cassette. You will simply need to select Shimano/Sram 9/10 if you are using a SRAM Apex groupset.

- Can anyone recommend some good tires - and also tubes that wont be a nightmare to replace if i should be so unlucky on raceday?

I'd recommend Michelin Pro 4 Race Service Course Tires. They were the fastest in the wind tunnel and they offer a good balance of durability and rolling resistance. As far as tubes go, get the most affordable ones you can find. You'll need about 80mm of total valve length for our FLO 60 and 110mm of total valve length for our FLO 90 wheels. To learn more about what I mean, watch this video on valve extenders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8aLQBPD-M


Happy NewYear

Best regards


Thanks for writing. Have a great New Year!
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