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Technical FAQ: Mavic freehubs

  • By Lennard Zinn
  • Published May. 15, 2007
  • Updated Nov. 17, 2009 at 4:55 PM EST

Feedback re: rebuilding Mavic freehubs.

Dear Lennard,
I am writing today to clarify the FTS-Lvs. FTS-X solution. Changing the pawls, springs and seal over to the new FTS-X system is the correct answer, if and only if it’s a mountain-bikewheel. FTS-X (pawls and springs) does not go in road wheels.The respective seals are specific to road and MTB wheels.
Michael Berlinger
Product Expert
Mavic, Inc.-Marketing

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Lennard Zinn

Lennard Zinn

Our longtime technical writer joined VeloNews in 1987. He is also a framebuilder, a former U.S. National Team rider, and author of many bicycle books, including Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance and Zinn and the Art of Road Bike Maintenance, as well as Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes and Zinn's Cycling Primer: Maintenance Tips and Skill Building for Cyclists. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College. Readers can send brief technical questions to Ask LZ.

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