QR to thru-axel?

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Richard.S
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QR to thru-axel?

Postby Richard.S » Wed Mar 27, 2019 13:20 pm

Hi,
Is it possible to somehow put 26”, 135 x 9 quick release wheels onto a thru-axel frame of the same dimension, or is that just wishful thinking.

I don’t have any specific frame in mind, this is just a general question, as my wheels are qr, and a lot of the new frames I have been looking at are thru-axel.
Thanks in advance.

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JBA
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Re: QR to thru-axel?

Postby JBA » Wed Mar 27, 2019 13:51 pm

Not unless the frame has bolt-on drop outs that can be swapped or the hub has removable end caps that can be swapped for qr end caps.
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Re: QR to thru-axel?

Postby whyamihere » Wed Mar 27, 2019 14:24 pm

What hub is it?

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BillyCool
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Re: QR to thru-axel?

Postby BillyCool » Wed Mar 27, 2019 19:57 pm

I have 2 sets of 26" wheels with interchangeable end caps.

Hope Pro 4 and Superstar Fuel hubs can both be switched over.
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Re: QR to thru-axel?

Postby swod1 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 15:44 pm

double check your hub on the rear wheel as already said a lot of them now can be converted by changing the axle end caps.

you can probably convert it to 12x142mm is that what you want to do?

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Sparquin
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Re: QR to thru-axel?

Postby Sparquin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 09:37 am

BillyCool wrote:I have 2 sets of 26" wheels with interchangeable end caps.

Hope Pro 4 and Superstar Fuel hubs can both be switched over.


Two sets of 29er wheels, I did exactly this for Hope Pro2 and Superstar Tesla hubs: 9/10mm QR to 100x15 and 142x12.


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