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Avid Short Ultimates - are they really front and rear specific?

Simple question. Can I buy 2 "rear" Ultimates and use one for the front? I found a "rear" much cheaper then I can find a "front"Read More »

SRAM short-cage rear derailleur w/30t cog?

Quick Q: On one of my bikes, I'm running a short-cage SRAM Rival RD. Am thinking of putting a 12-30 cassette on, but the RD is rated for 28t cog max. I know with most Shimano RDs, you can get away with exceeding the max some, but I don't know if SRAM RDs have less room for error. I read about one ... Read More »

Long vs Short Derailleur Hanger

Hello I have a Specialized Tarmac Expert 2009 and I need a new derailleur hanger. When I checked the website for the part number, there are 2 parts which are fitting my bike. One is long and the other one is short versions. What are the differences between those parts? I am riding with a 28T ... Read More »

Did I cut my chain too short?

I cut it a link or two shorter than I wanted too by mistake. Is it too short? The pic is big/big. Thanks!Read More »

Wheels for fast/short rides

Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I’m new to these forums and would really appreciate some insights. A few weeks ago I bought my first road bike, a Specialized Allez Expert EU version. It has an E5 frame (which is not ... Read More »

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