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    Giant XTC Single Speed Conversion

    Thinking of converting a Giant XTC to a SS. I have some Roval Carbon SL wheels and am considering converting them to Boost. Anyone tried this? I guess my confusion is that there appears to be an allen key threading into the rear hub. Not sure how this works with 12mm TA design. Anyone have any input on this?
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    Allen Key threaded into the rear hub? Huh I thought Roval Carbon SL used dt swiss 240 rear hubs which should be tool less. Got a picture? You should be able to buy a boost conversion kit from a number of manufacturers. Dont forget you might have to re dish the wheel

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    I don't have a pic. They aren't tightened down by a QR so I'm just not sure how that mechanism works. DT Swiss doesn't make a boost conversion kit but I do think Specialized does. This is a winter project so I have time. Going to be a nice build, can't wait to get it started.
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    What Year XTC? The rovals are dt swiss internals and use the dt swiss end caps. I know because I have a set of older Control EL's but I know for a fact that spec didnt stop using them for the newer higher end wheelsets like the Control Carbon SL's. I pic would be awesome

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    He means a bolt on axle instead of a maxle. Not the hub.

    There isnt a boost conversion kit from specialized. There is a boostinator for dt swiss hubs of whic the roval hub is based off.

    Its obviously the newest xtc if its boost lol


    Heres a dt swiss boostinator..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgang View Post
    Dont forget you might have to re dish the wheel
    Curious to the need for the re-dish? Because of boost change on hub or running ss setup on geared wheel?

    Thanks in advance.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    boost change... you use spacers on freehub to get the correct chainline

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    Still curious....Don't the hub adapters for the boost spacing do one thing for the dropout spacing, and the SS conversion kit do what's needed for SS cog chainline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Still curious....Don't the hub adapters for the boost spacing do one thing for the dropout spacing, and the SS conversion kit do what's needed for SS cog chainline?
    Ignore him jmac. Pure speculation causing unnecessary confusion

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    Pure speculation? Taken from the wolf tooth website

    "In response, we have developed the Boostinator. When paired with compatible 15x100mm or 12x142mm hubs, Boostinator kits allow existing wheels to be mounted in Boost-standard frames and forks. Disc and drivetrain positions are maintained and, thanks to a quick re-dish, spoke bracing angles are improved."

    So yes with the boost adapters you will have to re-dish your wheel. And using the spacers included in the SS conversion kit you set up your chainline.

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    Cool thanks
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    Again. Why the re-dish?!?
    Last edited by JMac47; 10-03-2017 at 08:31 PM. Reason: Typo

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    I donít have a pic because I donít own either yet. I knew the Roval SLís were based on the DT hubs and appreciate the links for Boost conversion kits. I think itíll be a sick build. Specs below:
    Frame: Ď18 Giant XTC
    Fork: RS SID World Cup with Brain
    Wheels: Roval SL
    Crank: Eagle XX1
    Brakes: Magura MT8
    Seatpost: Specialized S-works cbgr
    Saddle: Romin Pro 143mm
    Stem: S-Works SL 100mm
    Bar: Ritchey Carbon flat bar
    Tires: Maxxis Ardent.
    Pedals: XTR
    Suggestions are welcome! Thanks again guys!

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    The boostinator sets the wheel spacing in the frame off to the right side by a few millimeters. If you re dish it allows for centered rim/tire in the frame.


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    Adding in the spacer just moves everything to the right. . . Crappy pic i know, but does it help? Probably not. . . anyways the dish isn't a must have unless you are running big tires but it does help . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusheleven View Post
    The boostinator sets the wheel spacing in the frame off to the right side by a few millimeters. If you re dish it allows for centered rim/tire in the frame.


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    Adding in the spacer just moves everything to the right. . . Crappy pic i know, but does it help? Probably not. . . anyways the dish isn't a must have unless you are running big tires but it does help . .
    Yes, I knew I was going to need to dish the wheel. Just finding the appropriate Boosinator is the challenging part. Not many out there for DT swiss hubs. Specialized makes them specifically BUT availability is problematic.
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