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velomax wheelset and cassette(2 posts)

velomax wheelset and cassettebigsprockets
Mar 21, 2002 12:53 PM
I just ordered a new wheelset--velomax circuit comps-- and I'm excited about getting them. I have a question for anyone who may know the answer. Is there any reason why I couldn't put an MTB cassette such as an XTR on the rear hub rather than a "road" cassette?

I live in a hilly region and need the lower gearing that an mtb cassette provides.

Thanks in advance!
re: velomax wheelset and cassetteJekyll
Mar 21, 2002 2:21 PM
It will fit - but make sure your rear derailleur can handle the larger MTB cassette. Most short cage road derailleurs don't wrap enough chain to work with 30+ tooth cogs.