Summer/Winter Wheels and Cassettes

merlinghnd Posts: 106
edited September 2009 in Road beginners
Hello Guys,

I have got some new wheels (DT Swiss R1900) which are seem too good to plough through dirt and salt (no doubt this attitude will change with the first scratch etc etc)

Can I put a different cassette on each wheel so depending on the weather just select which wheel I want to use or should you use the same cassette/chain each time and swap the cassette over.

Thanks for any replies.


  • balthazar
    balthazar Posts: 1,565
    Yes you can.

    Just make sure you replace your chain before it wears too much. Worn chains wear out sprockets fast. The consensus limit for chains is 1 percent longer from wear, measured as 12 and a sixteenth inches between pins.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Get yourself a chain checker tool and keeping your chain clean and regularly lubed will keep it good for longer
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..