just fitting my new Mavic Aksiums – numpty question

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  • just fitting my new Mavic Aksiums – numpty question
  • ross980
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    As above. I’m sure they’re 8, 9 and 10 speed compatible (I’ve got 9 speed Tiagra). Front wheel is on, just doing back. There’s a spacer thing in the box, should it be fitted? Or is it just for 8 speeds? Also, there’s a horrible big plastic disc behind the freehub, I guess this is supposed to be removed? (and if I do, do I need the spacer?)

    Cheers

    STATO
    Member

    the spacer is for 10speed. Not sure what you mean by plastic disc, unless its what comes on bikes to protect the spokes? if so its your call but i dont know how it would affect the cassette fitting without a pic.

    ross980
    Member

    Cheers. Are 10 speed cassettes narrower then? Didn’t know that. Yeah, the disc is one of those spoke protector things. I understand its purpose but it’s fugly and looks about twice as big as it needs to be

    ross980
    Member

    Hmmm. Ok, now I’m confused. The spoke protector disc thing clips to hub and doesn’t affect the cassette/freehub. When I’ve gone to tighten up the lockring on the cassette it’s as if the cassette is a mm too short (or the freehub body is too long). The lockring doesn’t ‘ratchet’ when tightened and the cassette Is slightly loose and has a slight wobble… any ideas? All the cassette spacers etc. are the right way round.

    Coleman
    Member

    I think you’ll find you need to fit the supplied spacer even for 9 speed Shimano. For 10 speed you need the Mavic spacer plus a thinner one that comes with the cassette

    STATO
    Member

    Coleman is probably right on the spacer then, didnt know the 10 speed cassettes came with a spacer.

    STATO
    Member

    tho i cant think why mavic would make a hub that required a spacer, rather than making it part of the freehub. They are french tho 😉

    ross980
    Member

    You’re right Coleman, just tried it before reading your post. Where were you 15 min ago when I needed you?! 😉 Working fine now.

    Cheers

    Leigh
    Member

    coleman is right you need the mavic spacer and the shimano spacer on 10spd and just the mavic one on 9.
    if you use a mavic m10 cassette which you can change the spacers on you can make the one cassette run shimano or campag spacing i belive with no spacers

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