Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

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ageis
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Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

Postby ageis » Mon Apr 08, 2019 14:51 pm

Hi

As some of you will be aware goutdoors had the bosnut v2 onsale. The new one is coming out in the summer doh I do hope It's not got a rear bolt through.

I was wondering how much difference does it actually make? Am I correct in assuming the front end being a bolt through will have a more significant effect?

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Re: Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

Postby keef66 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 15:31 pm

Mountain bikes coped pretty well with QR hubs for years. Thru axles do make it easier to get the wheel in exactly the same place after removal, which can make life easier with disc brakes.

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figbat
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Re: Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

Postby figbat » Mon Apr 08, 2019 19:02 pm

What effect are you expecting to see or feel?

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The Rookie
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Re: Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

Postby The Rookie » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:28 am

Bolt through makes a reasonable difference to multi linkage rear end stiffness, if it's a hardtail or swing arm (inc. most VPP) it makes no real difference. Boost of course makes a difference to wheel stability (as most will be bigger than a 26") and you have no decent option (but for some cheapies) of a bolt through then.

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Re: Does not having a bolt through on the rear end make a significant differance

Postby swod1 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 14:01 pm

I did notice the difference on my full suspension bike but on a hardtail, I found it wouldn't make that much difference.

I do prefer front forks to be through axle 15 or 20mm you can tell the difference there.


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