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thru axles???

lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
edited August 2009 in MTB general
been searching for info on these but there isnt much.

i gota mets 5 vip and want to stiffen the rear up

i got hope pro II hubs

i know i can geta conversion kit to make it a 10mm thru axle.

but which axle???

maxle too expensive drop out replacements too much

any other contenders???

any one else made the up grade??


cheers

Lock

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    what drop outs are you going to use?

    and what hub?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    hope pro II

    either the qr drop outs (the normal ones)

    or the frame came with 10 mm drop outs so either

    need axle advice

    :roll:

    help
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    machine shop and get them to make one up.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    really !!!!

    they do a dt swiss one in crc and a 9mm qr one too but i dont know what im buying was wondering if there any good??

    anybody done this conversion?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    all thgey are are either steel or alloy with either an internal or an external thread.

    here is an idea.

    huha-dozen.jpg

    Ok it is a 150mm but the 135 are the same idea but 10mm
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    I did the conversion using the 12mm dropouts and hope pro 2`s. Initially I bought a through axle from ebay, however it was solid steel and weighed a tonne so began searching for an aluminium one.

    They are a pain to get hold of. In the end I rang Leisure Lakes in Preston and asked if they could supply an aluminium 135mm 12mm axle they said they they could. It cost about £11 andweighs about 70g.

    Here is the thread on the commie owners club, i still have the 24/7 axle and could send it to you if you want it:

    http://www.commencalownersclub.com/inde ... 051.0.html
  • delcoldelcol Posts: 2,848
    i got a fire excellrent hub on the heckler that has a 10mm through axel...
    it stiffened the back end up so much...

    not sure if you can get the axel on it's own though.
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    think ill roll with the hadley 10mm thru axle

    hex key to release

    better i think

    shouldnt really need to beef up to 12mm i dont think.

    cheers fellas
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    or do i roll with a qr 10mm thru

    ie the dtswiss one in crc??
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    The spare dropouts that came with your frame are for a 12mm axle.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    does not matter. as you can use the current Qr drop outs with a throu axle if you really want to.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    u know if there is a qr 12mm axle?
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    lock1981 wrote:
    u know if there is a qr 12mm axle?

    Yeah, it`s called a maxle and costs £80 and then £40 if/ every time you break your mech hanger :evil:
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    yeah thats a no then.

    im with you no maxle. too much.

    gunna wait til the dt swiss 10mm qr bolt thru axle come back in stock i think

    dont fancy carrying a spanny round for 12mm bolt thru
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    lock1981 wrote:
    yeah thats a no then.

    im with you no maxle. too much.

    gunna wait til the dt swiss 10mm qr bolt thru axle come back in stock i think

    dont fancy carrying a spanny round for 12mm bolt thru

    The black one I got from Leisure Lakes has an allan key fitment on it which i have on my alien 2 so no need for extra spanner.
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    aint the otherside a bolt though?
  • The DT RWS through axles are very convenient. Much better than QR, but not as good as proper bolts. Quite expensive as well.
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    lock1981 wrote:
    aint the otherside a bolt though?

    Yeah but you can tighten by hand
  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    right

    does it loook obscene?
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    It does the job, it`s not too bad but is nowhere near a nice as a Maxle or DT RWS.

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  • lock1981lock1981 Posts: 546
    looks like my kids bike axle :lol:

    but im surr your meta doesnt flex as much as mine.

    i see what yr saying about fashion over function but i do like the dt rws, but cant find any reviews of anyone who has one. plus there out of stock!
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    lock1981 wrote:
    looks like my kids bike axle :lol:

    but im surr your meta doesnt flex as much as mine.

    i see what yr saying about fashion over function but i do like the dt rws, but cant find any reviews of anyone who has one. plus there out of stock!

    You pays your money you takes your choice. :wink:

    I had intended upgrading to the maxle, but I can`t justify it. At least not until the replacement mech hangers become available for a reasonable price. I also don`t thing the maxle will be as stiff as the bolt.

    Don`t see the point of a 10mm axle with the QR dropouts though.
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