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Powertap

Postby philw80 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:03 pm

Seriously considering getting a powertap elite-have found a 20 spoke campy one at a decent price, is it easy enough to swap over the free hub and axle?

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Re: Powertap

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:06 pm

philw80 wrote:Seriously considering getting a powertap elite-have found a 20 spoke campy one at a decent price, is it easy enough to swap over the free hub and axle?


Yes... at least on the PRO one is...

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Re: Powertap

Postby philw80 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:15 pm

Great. Take it you have used one? What is your opinion? I'm happy with the reasoning for training by power, just umming and ahhhing as to whether to splash out

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Re: Powertap

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:21 pm

Never used one... don't even know how to make it work... but I have built a few on wheels for customers. Swapping the freehub is straighforward... one 5 mm Allen Key, one 17 mm cone spanner... undo the cap, remove the freehub, place the new one.. newer models might have different tools. There is a bit of a faff in older models with the spacers, but again, follow the instructions and it's dead easy...

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Re: Powertap

Postby philw80 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 20:22 pm

Fingers crossed :-)

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Re: Powertap

Postby Bigpikle » Thu Feb 28, 2013 21:13 pm

newer PT hubs from 2011 onwards take a few seconds to change hubs - no tools needed as the freehub body just pulls right off and the a different one can be pushed on. No screws, bolts etc. Just put the skewer back through. Not sure if that applies to the Elite or just Pro+ and SL+ and above.
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Re: Powertap

Postby philw80 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 19:26 pm

Which axle length would I need on a Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL? 12 or 15mm? Anyone know?


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