Re: Mavic SLs and spacers for Shimano - what to do
Originally Posted by jrstevens
I just purchased my first set of Mavic Ksyrium SL3s and have a question. In their manual it shows to use the provided spacer for Shimano cassettes however Shimano also supplies a spacer for its 10 spd cassettes. Do I use both? I rode the other day without the Shimano spacer and when i returned home my cassette was loose and I was confident I had tightened it enough. I have installed the Shimano spacer but haven't ridden the wheels yet. In any event I'd like to know what the SOP is for these spacers. TIA,
I have a combined 50k miles on the top Ksyriums built by Mavic over the last 6 years. All of the spacers that come with a Campy, and I assume Shimano, casette must be used and must be used in the correct sequence. Campy and Shimano have no idea what the width of the splined freehub is, that you are mounting their cassette on and must leave any wheel spacer requirement up to the wheel mfg. A Ksyrium with a Campy freehub will come with the correct spacer for a Campy cassette. A Ksyrium with a Shimano freehub, will come with the correct spacer for a Shimano cassette. The Shimano web-site shows their different casettes and the correct sequence of the spacers. I have never had a casette lock ring come loose but when I check it, it's torque is almost always a little lower than what I torqued it to before. The new Shimano Ksyrium ES's have a Ti freehub I don't know if others do also. I know my Campy Ksyrium ES's don't. The point is, That the Ti may require a different torque, I don't know.