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    Mavic Aksium from 2012

    I might be able to get my hands on a set of lightly used Mavic Aksium wheels off a 2012 bike. Currently set up 10 speed. How can I find out if they are compatible with 11 speed?

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    This series since 2008 always been compatible with 11 speed. They are even supplied with a 1.85mm spacer so you can use 8,9,10 speed cassettes.

    Have a look at this post in a thread about the same question, from Mavic.
    all Mavic road wheels going back quite a long time (at least 2006, maybe earlier) are 11-speed compatible.

    Mavic FH body fits 11-speed PERFECTLY
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    Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo?

    As for Shimano/SRAM, I'm pretty sure the plastic spacer must stay on with 8-10-speed cassettes: I have two road bikes with Aksiums - one set is Aksium Race wheels which came with the bike, I believe them to be the 2011 model. The other were store-bought and the 2012 model.

    The leaflet that came with the 2012 wheels instructed to leave the plastic spacer on for 8-10 speed cassettes. The other bike came built with the same spacer on.

    If the plan is to upgrade to an 11-speed Shimano/SRAM drive-train, I think Mavic sells a replacement body specifically for this purpose.

    OTOH Campagnolo of course has been selling 11-speed drive-trains for quite a while, as pointed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oct3 View Post
    Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo?

    As for Shimano/SRAM, I'm pretty sure the plastic spacer must stay on with 8-10-speed cassettes: I have two road bikes with Aksiums - one set is Aksium Race wheels which came with the bike, I believe them to be the 2011 model. The other were store-bought and the 2012 model.

    The leaflet that came with the 2012 wheels instructed to leave the plastic spacer on for 8-10 speed cassettes. The other bike came built with the same spacer on.

    If the plan is to upgrade to an 11-speed Shimano/SRAM drive-train, I think Mavic sells a replacement body specifically for this purpose.

    OTOH Campagnolo of course has been selling 11-speed drive-trains for quite a while, as pointed out.
    What? Mavic Shimano/SRAM wheels since forever have been 11 speed compatible. You use the spacer for anything up to and including 10 speed, remove it for 11. Been discussed dozens of times on this forum. And the spacer is metal, not plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaGump View Post
    I might be able to get my hands on a set of lightly used Mavic Aksium wheels off a 2012 bike. Currently set up 10 speed.
    What? I was going to sell them but don't remember listing on the net. Maybe I did. Post Your Daily Ride Pics!!
    What's your best offer?

    Yeah, it's set up for 10 speed with a spacer. Once you remove it, it's good for 11 speed.

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