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    Gusset SS Conversion Kit

    Do these work well? I'm considering putting Crossmax XL's on my SS and was going to use this conversion kit. Pros/Cons ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskar
    Do these work well? I'm considering putting Crossmax XL's on my SS and was going to use this conversion kit. Pros/Cons ???
    Depends. If your wheels have a softer (ti or alum) cassette body, then no, since the cogs are of the narrow shimano/novatech variety. The chainline can be limited as well. For me with the XT wheels that I used it worked perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaskar
    Do these work well? I'm considering putting Crossmax XL's on my SS and was going to use this conversion kit. Pros/Cons ???
    i'm using it on an LX wheelset & it works perfectly. i had no problem at all setting up the chainline and it came with 16 & 18 tooth cogs. i've heard that others have had trouble setting up their chainline because there isn't as much adjustability as if you just used spacers, but, like i said, i didn't have that problem. i did, however have to find a spacer to make it fit snugly. for some reason the cups were about a mm too short for the carrier.

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    XL's have a steel carrier.

    I use them. The only real issue would be lack of adjustability compared to regular spacers. I stuck with the common variety.
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    Spot One Shot Spacer kit

    Try the Spot One Shot spacer kit. I use one on SS with Bontrager Race wheelset. It works great it has different sized spacers that allow fine tuning of the chainline. Looks much cleaner than the spacers taken from a cassette.

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    What he said... :D

    Quote Originally Posted by gpsser
    Depends. If your wheels have a softer (ti or alum) cassette body, then no, since the cogs are of the narrow shimano/novatech variety. The chainline can be limited as well. For me with the XT wheels that I used it worked perfectly.
    i also have an XT disc hub and use the kit with great success. i have TruVative Stylo 180mm cranks and BB and have no trouble getting proper alignment. that and using non ramped rings and cogs is a huge help. plus, the cog is wearing really well and i have been going through chains here in the mountains...
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