Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

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Nobby Nic
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Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby Nobby Nic » Wed Jan 01, 2014 21:06 pm

Hi I`m thinking of getting a dedicated wheel for the turbo trainer with trainer tyre and ideally a cassette for ease.
I`ve always been told that the drive train wears equally and the chain and cassette should be changed at the same time.

So would it be ok to swop wheels with different cassettes in and out on the same bike with same chain and chain-rings ?
What do others do :?
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maltloaf_df
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Re: Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby maltloaf_df » Wed Jan 01, 2014 21:14 pm

I have a 12-28 cassette on my trainer wheel and a 12-30 on my road wheel. I have had no problems swapping them back and forth. I certainly think it's better to have a second cassette than to have to swap one cassette between two wheels.

As long as you keep an eye on the drive train and replace each part as it wears out I don't see a problem.

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Re: Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby littledove44 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 21:22 pm

I just got a new set of wheels. My road bike has an 11-34 but my turbo only really needs about 12-25.

Cheap wheel, cheap tyre, cheap cassette on the turbo is my plan.
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Re: Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby DiscoBoy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 23:27 pm

Nobby Nic wrote:Hi I`m thinking of getting a dedicated wheel for the turbo trainer with trainer tyre and ideally a cassette for ease.
I`ve always been told that the drive train wears equally and the chain and cassette should be changed at the same time.

So would it be ok to swop wheels with different cassettes in and out on the same bike with same chain and chain-rings ?
What do others do :?

Unless your chain is worn, yes.
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Re: Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby diamonddog » Thu Jan 02, 2014 09:33 am

littledove44 wrote:I just got a new set of wheels. My road bike has an 11-34 but my turbo only really needs about 12-25.

Cheap wheel, cheap tyre, cheap cassette on the turbo is my plan.

^^ This

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Re: Dedicated Turbo Wheel - Different Cassette

Postby Nobby Nic » Thu Jan 02, 2014 18:43 pm

Thanks for the replys, looks like I need a cheap wheel now then. :D


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