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    142+ to 142 hub

    Anybody gone from a 142+ to a regular 142 hub? Did you notice any difference in stffness? Specialized says 10% increase in stiffness in the 142+but not sure I will feel the difference. I am a lightweighr rider.

    Want to get a lighter weight wheelset than what came on the bike.

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    I noticed no difference in mine.

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    Simple physics would suggest that there would be a real difference, but it is going to depend upon the wheelset you have and their relative stiffness also. Put some Control SL's with 142+ on and you will notice a difference. I swap from alloy Haven's (142) to Control SL's and there is a big difference, as you'd expect, but impossible to isolate...

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    142+ to 142 hub

    The difference between a wheel built with 142+ and 142mm thru axle rear hubs isn't something I can notice whilst riding.

    A 142mm thru axle rear hub works fine in a Specialized frame so I'd go ahead and get the new wheels.

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    Thank you for replies. The bike came with roval control 29 142+ (approx 1700g). I want to get a set of roval control SL carbon (1380g). The control SL carbon comes in both 142 and 142+. I think I will go with the 142 so if I change bikes I can still use the carbon wheels.

    Since the SL Carbons are expensive I wanted to be sure that I wouldn't notice a big difference.

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    Can you convert the 142+ to a 142? Is it just a spacer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds33gt View Post
    Can you convert the 142+ to a 142? Is it just a spacer?
    Short answer is no. Longer answer is that a 142+ wheel would work in a number of 142 frames, depending upon the clearance between the cassette and the stays, but certainly not guaranteed...

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