TIRES AND TIRE PRESSURE:
Before mounting your tires, check for cuts or debris in the sidewall and tread surface. Make sure the tire diameter is appropriate for your wheel.
Some Rossetti wheels may require a long valve stem inner tube or if using a standard length presta valve, a valve extender may be required.
MAXIMUM TIRE PRESSURE FOR ROAD CLINCHER WHEELS:
The maximum tire pressure for road clinchers is not to exceed 120 PSI. If your road clincher tires are rated at below 120 PSI, do not exceed the rated tire pressure.
Your Rossetti wheels come with quick release hardware. Failure to close the quick release properly can result in accident or injury. If in doubt, ask your retailer to help you make sure you know how to install and remove your wheels safely. Check to ensure that your wheel quick releases are securely clamped, each time before you ride your bicycle.
The wheel quick release uses a cam action to clamp the bike's wheel in place. WARNING: Holding the nut with one hand and turning the lever with the other hand until everything is as tight as you can get it WILL NOT clamp the wheel safely in the dropouts.
ADJUSTING THE QUICK RELEASE:
The wheel hub is clamped in place by the force of the quick release cam pushing against one dropout and pulling the tension-adjusting nut, by way of the skewer, against the other dropout.
The tension-adjusting nut can control the amount of clamping force. Turning the tension-adjusting nut clockwise while keeping the cam lever from rotating increases clamping force; turning it counterclockwise while keeping the cam lever from rotating reduces clamping force. Less than half a turn of the tension-adjusting nut can make the difference between safe clamping force and unsafe clamping force.
BRAKE PAD ADJUSTMENT:
Rim brake pads should be centered on the braking surface of the rim.
Position the brake pads, using the manufacturer's adjustment information, to center on the brake surface, so the top of the brake pad is no more than 1mm from the top of the rim. Make sure your brake pads do not touch the rim decals. Make sure the brake pads DO NOT TOUCH the tire, as this can result in sidewall failure, which can cause accident or injury.
Adjust your brake cables to accommodate the Rossetti rim width. Your brake manufacturer's owner's manual will include instructions about how to adjust the brake cables.
Your brake pads should be adjusted so that they come into contact with the rim before the lever is no more than halfway depressed.
BRAKE PAD RECOMMENDATIONS:
Rossetti recommends carbon specific brake pads for use on our carbon wheels.
CLEANING YOUR WHEELS:
Remove and clean the wheel quick releases regularly and check the tightness of the tension nut and cam lever.
Clean your wheels using mild soap and water only. DO NOT pressure wash or spray with water.
Be sure to remove any grease or lubricant that might get onto the brake surface of the wheel.
Make sure your brake pads are clean and free from aluminum shavings and other debris accumulated from riding. Clean your brake pads with fine sandpaper or a small file.
Proper care and cleaning of your new Rossetti wheels will extend the life of the wheels and help to protect the braking surface.
Do not use harsh chemical cleaners on the rims or braking surface.