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Tacx Thru Axle for Giant TCR

I ordered a Giant TCR Advanced 1 (2018) and it's on its way. I just remembered that I need to get a thru axle that fits my Smart Trainer (Tacx Flow Smart. Sadly I can not seem to find the measurements ...
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How tight should I screw my thru-axles?

I have a new road bike with thru axle and disc brakes (Ultegra). I noticed that depending on the how tight I screw the axle in the frame, the brake disc will be closer to either side of the brake pads....
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Can I fix or replace the quick release lever on my thru axle?

I've got a problem with the quick release lever on the front thru axle of the bike I use for a short commute (a several-years old Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw, FWIW). The last time I tried to ...
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Can I use a thru axle with a longer pitch when the manufacturer specifies a smaller one?

I bought a frame which didn't had the axle (lynskey cooper cx). The one which lynskey sells is 142x12x1pitch. I'm from europe and I can't find any axle with the same specs, furthermore a lot of ...
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Thru axle on unthreaded cyclo cross frame

I have recently purchased a cyclocross frame to take front M15*100 and rear M12*142 thru axles. The frame has no thread in front fork and rear for the thru axles. What axles do I need to purchase and ...
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How does this type of thru axle work?

I have a similar question to Non-quick release through axle - a few questions. My rear axle is similar to that one so I seem to be sorted from that question. However, the front one is different. It ...
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Buying new thru axle road wheels - What do I need to know?

I got a crazy good deal on a 2018 Cannonade Synapse - So much so I didn't pay attention to it having huge wheels/tires (21c rims and 30mm tires) until I got home. So now I want to swap out the wheels ...
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Removing rear hub end caps (Mavic Allroad Pro)

I've just bought a Mavic Allroad Pro wheelset and I want to convert the rear hub from 12x142 to 10x135 configuration. I bought the 10x135 adapters (highlighted in red in the attached image, it's a ...
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Does an adapter for my 12x142mm thru axle frame exist to use QR hubs?

I'm specifically looking to adapt the rear thru axle (12x142mm) to fit onto a standard QR hub/axle on my direct drive trainer. Unfortunately, my trainer is too old (original Elite Turbo Muin), so it ...
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Through Axle Wheels thread P1.0 or P1.5

I'm looking to use some Pinheads on my bike. The front wheel is a through axle wheel. From Pinhead's product website they have an option for P1.0 or P1.5 thread - I'm looking for a M12 124mm long bolt....
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The lever came off my thru axle. Now what?

I have a bike with a 15x125mm thru axle at the front. I tried to unscrew the axle, but only the lever unscrewed (detached completely), leaving the axle in the fork. This leaves me with two questions. ...
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Can I buy a Locking Thru Axle for extra security?

I've seen security skewers for quick release wheels such as pitlock or pinhead which provide some level of additional security for wheels without carrying bulky locks for wheels (Still wise to use a ...
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Boost 148 and 110 standard specification

Where can I find exact specification for boost 148 and 110 axle specification. I was able to find many documents describing main features of it, but I would like to read document with all exact ...
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Thru axle for rim brake road bikes

As more and more manufactures release disc versions of popular road frames, I am seeing more and more road bikes with 12mm thru axles. I was wondering if there is a reason for not just doing away ...
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Shimano FH-6800 rebuild or replace?

I just bought a used 2016 Specialized Diverge Pro. The guy that sold it to me told me that he'd recommend replacing the bearings in the rear hub. I believe the free hub is an FH-6800 (Ultegra). Any ...
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Quick Release vs Thru-axle specifications when buying wheels

I'm experiencing some confusion pertaining to axle choice as I'm attempting to purchase some wheels, if somebody in this forum could provide some clarification it would be greatly appreciated. I just ...
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Front hub conversion Shimano HB-M756L XT to Thru-axle

Has anybody converted a Shimano HB-M756L XT Front to a 15mm thru axle? The problem is that my bike fork has 15mm holes for thru axle but I have a new/nice set of QR wheels. I need to either convert ...
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Does the giant atx 2 2017 model have quick release wheels or thru axle wheels? [closed]

Just wanna know if the giant atx 2 has quick release wheels or thru axle
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Importance of a thru-axel for mountain biking

Looking at two fairly similar mountain bikes. On the rear wheel, one of them has a thru-axel and the other one doesn't. What kind of effect will this have on the bike's handing and how important is ...
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Non-quick release through axle - a few questions

I just bought an RSD Sherrif II fat bike and it has a carbon fork with a thru-axle. It appears to be a non-quick release axle - no lever of any kind, so I need an allen key to remove it. I have a ...
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15mm thru axle to quick release

I bought a set of 29" Shimano Deore XT wheels (WH-M785). The front wheel has a 15mm thru axle, whereas the read wheel has a normal quick release. Installing the rear wheel on my bike (Trek 8.6 DS 2016)...
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CycleOps Thru Axle Kit Help

I just got the CycleOps thru axle kit and installed the thru axle on my Litespeed. The bolt action clamp that comes with the kit barely clamps around the axle cap on the thru axle though. Is this ...
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Can a 12x142 rear hub and 15mm front hub be converted to 9mm quick release with an adapter?

I need to replace a pair of 26er mtb wheels and want to see if my qr fork and frame can be adapted for through axle hubs.
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Through axle (thru-axle) - typical/minimum number of turns of active tread engagement

On opening the cam lever of a 15mm through-axle, I have noticed it is possible to slide the axle out after only two whole turns. When installing the axle, more that two turns results in a cam tension ...
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Replacing Quick Release skewer with through bolt axle

I have a 2013 Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Hydro. The bike has disc brakes. The bike was built with quick release skewers on Mavic Aksium wheels. I have just read that Pinarello actually recommends 9mm ...
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Can I convert my velocity 9-speed rear road hub to bolt-on?

I have an older velocity wheelset with their standard 9-speed road hubs. Can I convert these hubs (particularly the rear hub) to bolt on?
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would I be able to put new rear wheel with 12mm x 142 axle on my 2007 RM Element 70 frame?

would I be able to put new rear wheel with 12mm x 142 axle on my 2007 RM Element 70 frame in terms of dropouts compatibility?
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Changing hubs on wheel

I just picked up a Manitou Tower pro fork to replace the Suntour XCT and it's a 15mm thru-axle wheel mount, which means that I need to replace the hub on my wheel since it's a 9mm QR. I am unsure of ...
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maxle lever is very loose

I have a Whyte T-129s and the lever on the maxle is now very loose when putting the wheels back on. It no longer holds in place - is it possible to fix this? EDIT this is a maxle - its a thicker axle,...
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Adaptor for 20mm Shimano saint 810 hub to 15mm?

Currently I'm running a Shimano Saint 810 front hub and fork Lyrik coil 20mm. I've a good offer on a brand new Manitou Mattoc 2014. But this fork uses 15mm axle. I'm looking for an adapter to be able ...
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What is a thru axle?

I have seen thru axles mentioned in various places but never explained or even described. I found a post on another site where someone asked the same question and got lots of debate in response, but ...
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Thru Axle and Quick Release Fork/Frame Compatability?

Without using manufacturer specific parts: Can I use a wheel with a thru-axle hub on a standard quick release fork or frame dropouts (with an adapter)? Can I use a wheel with a quick release hub on ...