Mavic Freehub Body $69.99
Mavic makes swappable freehub bodies for most of their rear wheels so you're not permanently married to either SRAM/Shimano or Campy. You can start off with one body with its unique splines, and you can switch to the other fast.
The bodies are known in Mavic-speak as FTS-L, or Force Transfer System-Light. The body is made of steel, as you'll currently find on all of Mavic's road wheelsets. In the recent past, most have had the FTS-L as well, save the Aksium.
The M-10 is the Shimano/SRAM-compatible body.
The Campy-spline version is known as ED-11 aka Campagnolo-11. ED-11 is the ED-10, just with the addition of a .55mm spacer that slides onto the cassette body and nestles on flange at the spoke end of the cassette, so it sits between the cassette body flange and the tallest cog of the cassette. If you're still running Campy 10-speed, you just take the spacer off before installing your cassette.
Campagnolo released their 11-speed groups without tipping off wheel manufacturers, so the manufacturers had to scramble. This spacer moves the cogs out ever so slightly. It's enough for all of the wheels Mavic has produced since February 2009, and most of the wheels before then. There are a few exceptions. The early Cosmic Carbone SLs, those produced before February 2009, have too bulky a drive side flange to work with Campy 11. The Mavic R-Sys and R-Sys Premiums produced before winter 2008-2009 also have too-bulky a drive side flange. In both cases, the new flange design is a bit narrower to accommodate that 11th cog.
Swapping is very easy. First, take off the skewer, then the cassette. Then pop off the end cap on the non-drive side. Once that's off, you'll need to insert a 5mm Allen key into the drive side of the axle. Unscrew. When off, you can clean off the pawls. Pawls do not need a heavy grease, but a very light weight oil. Mavic recommends putting a light coating of their 10-weight mineral oil, but any mineral oil should do; most hydraulic brakes use mineral oil in the 10-20w viscosity while what you get at the drugstore is probably in the 30-50w range.
What community has to say
will this work on my Ksyrium SL SSC that...
will this work on my Ksyrium SL SSC that I bought with Campy 10 setup in 2005? I'm planning to use a Shimano cassette with my existing Campy drivetrain as I've heard works perfect.
Will this also work on a FTS-X freehub,...
Will this also work on a FTS-X freehub, like on the Mavic CrossRide or CrossOne wheelsets? Or does it only fit road wheelsets with the FTS-L system? I'm planning a CX build with disc brakes and a Campy groupset, but the selection of disc-enabled wheelsets with a Campy freehub is very limited.
I have a mavic cosmos manufactured rear...
I have a mavic cosmos manufactured rear wheel with a shimano free hub, from ~2006. Will this freehub work to mate with a 9 speed campy record groupset? Would I just need two spacers?
Do you have an '06 Cosmic? I wasn't aware they produced the Cosmos in 2006 and I don't think any of the Cosmos use this freehub body but the Cosmics would.
Sorry, I asked a question in the review...
Sorry, I asked a question in the review section. I have this freehub but it won't fit over the axle. It's too tight. I seem to have a different version of the 2013 sls it seems, as my freehub removal involved a 5 mm and a nut on the freehub side. Are there multiple versions of this freehub?
Installs in a snap
Have received a campy version of Mavic Elite wheels and needed to change to shimano. Install was a breeze. Make sure to read the (tiny) included install directions in regards to the small washer placement. This freehub should also fit most other Mavic rear wheels without any hang-ups; ie: SLS, SLR, Elite, ES, etc. After a few thousand miles on any Mavic wheel, it's a necessity to replace this, as there is a plastic bushing that wears out - and causes the cassette to have play. :)
I have two mavic wheels: A Ksyrium Elite...
I have two mavic wheels: A Ksyrium Elite (2011) and a Ksyrium sls (2013). This freehub is compatible with these two wheels?
Greetings - this is good to go. I also ordered this freehub for the Elite's - installs in about 10 minutes. Should also be good for the SLS as well. Make sure to read the install directions in regards to the washer placement on the axle.
I have an older (ca. 2007) Kysrium SL...
I have an older (ca. 2007) Kysrium SL wheel, whose Shimano-compatible freehub body looks quite different from the one pictured above. Will this one work on my wheel?
Should work without any issues - the Mavic axle and freehub bodies are identical.
Will the campy version work on the mavic...
Will the campy version work on the mavic aksium race? Thanks, Matt
Yes it will :) Easy peasy change out. Just make sure to install the small washer correctly - per the instructions. It will bring new life to older wheels :)
Is this compatible with a 2010 Mavic Ksyrium...
Is this compatible with a 2010 Mavic Ksyrium Elite hub?
Why yes, yes it is.
Thanks Live Well!