QR to thru-axel?

Richard.SRichard.S Posts: 55
edited 8 April in MTB beginners
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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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,376
    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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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,146
    What hub is it?
  • billycoolbillycool Posts: 771
    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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  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,592
    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?
  • sparquinsparquin Posts: 66
    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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