Your first ride is just a few steps away! We put together a few tips and torque specs to help get you rolling.
All Lōgōs wheels come taped and supplied with valvestems for use with tubeless tires. Before installing your tires we recommend making sure your valve stems are fully seated by pushing them firmly towards the rim bed and tightening the lock nut.
Tubeless tire setup is easy with many tire models, but in some cases will be easier when done using the following techniques:
- An air compresser will always be the easiest method of tubeless tire setup. If you don't have one, using a floor pump that has an air charge chamber is preferable. CO2 cartridges are another option to provide a concentrated blast of air to help get the beads of your tire seated.
- If the above options are not available to you, you can use an appropriately sized tube to seat the tire. Once the beads are seated, you can unseat only one bead to remove the tube, which will make final inflation with your sealant and valvestem installed much easier.
- For stubborn beads that don't want to seat, we recommend spraying soapy water onto the beads to help lubricate them
Cassette and Rotors should be installed with appropriate lock rings and torqued to 35-40Nm.
With alloy freehubs, we do not recommend greasing the splines before cassette installtion, however, XD/R cassettes should be installed using a light coating of grease on the threads.
Our wheels are designed with ease of servicing in mind, so you can keep them rolling smoothly for thousands of miles.
Brake rotors and Cassette
Interval: We recommend checking to ensure proper torque of 35-40Nm on centerlock rotors and cassette lockrings after every 25 hours of use.
Interval: For optimal performance, we recommend cleaning and re-greasing your hub’s ratchets, springs, and ratchet sockets at least every 6 months with normal use in dry conditions. More frequent servicing is recommended with more extreme use in wet, dusty, or snowy conditions, or with regular transport on a bike rack. When in doubt, inspect for contamination to determine if servicing is required. Be sure to use only Slickoleum or other lightweight ratchet-compatible grease, as heavier greases used elsewhere on bikes can cause the ratchets to stick and fail.
Truing and Tensioning
Interval: After the first couple hundred miles, the spokes and nipples on new wheels settle in. After this has happened we recommend re-tensioning your wheels to ensure that they are running at their best for the long haul.
After this point, wheels will only need to be trued infrequently or after extensive hard use. Heavier riders that approach the maximum weight limit should keep an eye on spoke tension, and have their wheels serviced as needed.
Optimal tire pressure will allow your bike to ride at its peak. Take a look at Silca's Pro Tire Pressure Calculator - a great starting point from which you can begin experimenting with tire pressure to find what works best for you.
Still have questions?
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