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Boost on sub 1k mtb for 2018

Richard HansonRichard Hanson Posts: 13
edited March 2017 in MTB buying advice
Does anybody think the through axle will make its way onto entry level bikes for 2018?

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,820
    Your title says one thing but the message says something else.

    Are you asking about boost or through axles?
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  • Sorry that wasn't very specific, was it?

    So I'm wondering whether to just get a qr bike now, or wait a bit if through axles make their way down the price range. As I understand, boost is becoming a standard for through axle. It might also be better for my height/weight. As 29er spokes repeatedly worked loose in the past.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    The axle makes no difference to the spokes.

    Whether a through axle is worthwhile depends on what you want to ride. But I bet most people wouldn't notice the difference.
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  • cooldad wrote:
    The axle makes no difference to the spokes.

    I believe boost pitches them at a greater angle, so does affect the way they respond to stress
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I think the wheel build will make a much bigger difference.

    I ride a 29er and have had no problems with wheels.

    Saying that I've been riding for almost half a century and can only think of two broken spokes and one dinged rim in that time.
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  • I can see that. Thing is I'm 125kg so under more strain than average.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,722
    The Diamondback Heist 3.0 has boost spacing and through axles on the 2017 model. That's a sub 1000 pound bike.
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