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    Boost adapters or new wheel?

    Got a new bike and the wheels weight quite a bit more than what I wanted.

    Have a set of carbon wheels that are light.

    So is adding boost adapters a good option or just buy new wheels?

    Do I just add the adapters and ready to go , or more work is needed?

    Adapters $44
    New wheels at least $1,000

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    Need more info. What hubs?

    A WolfTooth boostinator kit with spacers that stay with the wheel are not bad. Hope and DT are the 2 that come to mind.

    I have a front wheel (Hadley hub) that is boost converted using 2 5mm axle spacers and a 5mm disc shim. Itís a huge headache. Every time I pull the front wheel one or both of the axle shims rolls away. Iím terrified Iíll get a flat on a night ride and lose one on the trail.
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    If you can build your own wheels, I would swap hubs to boost hubs. I just bought a boost bike, and that's what I ended up doing. I paid for boost, I want boost!

    Ill be the first to admit its a marginal gain that you probably cant feel or notice the majority of the time. If you're paying for the swap, its a bit silly to consider. The boost adapters work just fine.

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    I cannot build my wheels, that would have been the best solution.
    Boost adapters then?

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    They are cheap enough to try :https://www.amazon.com/VeloFuze-Boos.../dp/B01N0GXOGS

    I run the VeloFuze adapter on my fork w/o any issues.

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    I use a boost adapter kit and have no issues.
    Same as you where I built an expensive carbon wheel set and then one year later purchased a new bike with boost spacing, still wanted to use the wheel set.

    Ali express $15

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    I have a Novtec front hub and was looking at a generic kit as you described with 2 spacers and a disc shim. Aside from the problem of loosing the axel shims when you take the wheel off, does it work fine when in place? I would probably just buy some extra axel shims and put them in my kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayhenryrules View Post
    I have a Novtec front hub and was looking at a generic kit as you described with 2 spacers and a disc shim. Aside from the problem of loosing the axel shims when you take the wheel off, does it work fine when in place? I would probably just buy some extra axel shims and put them in my kit.
    Works perfectly. Have run it all last season on multiple bikes. Much ado about nothing.
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    Check out the MRP boost kit. It replaces both end caps and provides a disc brake spacer. No redish required.

    I do build my own wheels and have setup several boostinator kits for buddies. Those wheels are all holding up great and I wouldnít have issue using them if needed.

    https://mrpbike.com/products/better-...onversion-kits


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    Quote Originally Posted by motoadve View Post
    Got a new bike and the wheels weight quite a bit more than what I wanted.

    Have a set of carbon wheels that are light.

    So is adding boost adapters a good option or just buy new wheels?

    Do I just add the adapters and ready to go , or more work is needed?

    Adapters $44
    New wheels at least $1,000
    You need to shop around more. I picked up a set of Mulefut 50 boost wheels on Amazon for $3xx a few months ago, that's 60% less than MAP.
    There are deals out there on boost wheels if you look.
    Lots of demo wheels that have never been ridden, many never even had a tire mounted.

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    +1 for boost adapters. Get them and ride it out until boost goes away and the next axle standard becomes fashionable
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    Can someone please link me to the correct Boost spacers I need. my wheels came off a 2018 camber. They are Roval Traverse 29mm inner diameter with specialized hubs. Some kits I see are hub specific. I want to make sure I'm buying the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecooke21 View Post
    Can someone please link me to the correct Boost spacers I need. my wheels came off a 2018 camber. They are Roval Traverse 29mm inner diameter with specialized hubs. Some kits I see are hub specific. I want to make sure I'm buying the right one.
    Just go to AliExpress and order the generic ones. This will be your best bet

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