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    Different wheelsets for different tires

    Does anyone here have different wheelsets for different types/widths of tires? Is it necessary to have a set of disc brake rotors for each set, or is it easy to just swap them out? What about the cassette? Thanks!

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    i will eventually. it's not difficult to swap rotors/cassette but it does take a little time.

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    I like wide tires for dirt, so stick to the same rims...

    But If I were swapping wheels, I'd have at least brake rotors for each wheel. Swapping 6-bolt rotors would be a bit much. The Shimano system might be an easier swap.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Thanks for the replies. I do have a center lock disc brake rotor in my current setup, which i thought may make the swap easier. Not sure about the cassette, but sounds like that shouldn't be too difficult either. I also want to be able to go to a wider tire but currently have an xm719 which has a max spec of 2.3 for tire width.

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