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Thru Axle Frame and QR Wheelsets?

CRAIGO5000CRAIGO5000 Posts: 697
edited September 2018 in Workshop
When you've now got a thru axle road bike with rim brakes. Is there a way to make your various rim brake QR wheelsets compatible for this thru-axle bike?

Thanks
Ribble Stealth/SRAM Force
2007 Specialized Allez (Double) FCN - 3

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  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,158
    CRAIGO5000 wrote:
    When you've now got a thru axle road bike with rim brakes. Is there a way to make your various rim brake QR wheelsets compatible for this thru-axle bike?

    Thanks

    https://youtu.be/rc34vhF80Rw
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • philthy3 wrote:
    CRAIGO5000 wrote:
    When you've now got a thru axle road bike with rim brakes. Is there a way to make your various rim brake QR wheelsets compatible for this thru-axle bike?

    Thanks

    https://youtu.be/rc34vhF80Rw

    wrong way round philthy, the op wants to convert his QR equipped wheels into wheels with a thru axle for his new bike.

    OP the answer is.......... it depends.

    Some hubs you can, most you cant.
  • Cheers. I mainly have an array of Shimano QR Mavic Wheelsets. i.e. early circa 2010 Kysrium SL SSC wheels with the fat spokes which ironically all supported 11-speed from the factory.
    Ribble Stealth/SRAM Force
    2007 Specialized Allez (Double) FCN - 3
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Does the Thru axle frame even use 130mm spacing at the back? This will be the next issue with your road wheels.

    I suspect your better bet would be to buy some disk brakes and new wheels for it, or sell it and buy a standard QR rim brake frame.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,158
    philthy3 wrote:
    CRAIGO5000 wrote:
    When you've now got a thru axle road bike with rim brakes. Is there a way to make your various rim brake QR wheelsets compatible for this thru-axle bike?

    Thanks

    https://youtu.be/rc34vhF80Rw

    wrong way round philthy, the op wants to convert his QR equipped wheels into wheels with a thru axle for his new bike.

    OP the answer is.......... it depends.

    Some hubs you can, most you cant.

    Oops! :oops:

    Can you not just swap the hub axle?

    http://www.wheelbuilder.com/product.php?productid=17500
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
  • philthy3 wrote:
    philthy3 wrote:
    CRAIGO5000 wrote:
    When you've now got a thru axle road bike with rim brakes. Is there a way to make your various rim brake QR wheelsets compatible for this thru-axle bike?

    Thanks

    https://youtu.be/rc34vhF80Rw

    wrong way round philthy, the op wants to convert his QR equipped wheels into wheels with a thru axle for his new bike.

    OP the answer is.......... it depends.

    Some hubs you can, most you cant.

    Oops! :oops:

    Can you not just swap the hub axle?

    http://www.wheelbuilder.com/product.php?productid=17500

    DT Swiss is one of the exceptions with some of their hubs :)
  • Cheers guys!
    Ribble Stealth/SRAM Force
    2007 Specialized Allez (Double) FCN - 3
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