I'm building up my AWOL 2016 model and bought new wheels and front fork. With the front wheel I have no issue, but the back wheel presents a small problem.
The wheels i bought are DT Swiss C 1800 SPLINE db 23 - Wheelset - Clincher - Centerlock / IS - FW: 12/15x100mm / QR | RW: 12x142mm / QR - 2019
I want to convert them to 135x10mm through bolt and not through-axle, as my frame doesn't support it. I emailed DT Swiss and they advised me to buy this conversion kit:
Caps: DT Swiss Conversion Kit for 240s/350 RW Disc Brake to 10x135mm Thru Bolt - HWGXXX0006560S
Thru bolt: DT SWISS Quickrelease RW RWS Thru Bolt TA10 135x10 mm
All looked good until I got them. The main issue is that they do not have those, steel ribs (Have no clue how to call them properly) and just look like a standard thru axle end caps.
They look more like this version, but in 10mm:
DT Swiss Conversion Kit for 180/240s/350 RW Disc Brake to 12x135mm Thru Axle - HWGXXX0003910S
There is another version of those end caps, like this one: HWGXXX00S3218S, but apparently they won't be compatible with my hub.
It seems that even retailers have a hard time to give a proper advice.
In short, they should have some sort of a lock nut on them, but they don't. When I was writing this, I came across the conversion kits from Mavic from 135 to QR and they also don't have those steel ribs on the sides. Is it normal those days and can I just install those end caps with RWS and it will be fine and secure?