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Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43616

I went from a 9mm qr to 20mm front due to wheels/hubs I already had from DH bikes, huge difference in performance. I assume a15mm is close if not the same as the 20mm.

I have no ass time with a 12X142 but I love the concept and my next bike will probably have it. It is one more way to stiffen up flexy rear ends on full suspension bikes. Obviously the chainline stuff is huge too.

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www.pinkbike.com/news/Axle-Standards-Pinkbike-Poll-2013.html
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Re: Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43637

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I had 12x142 kit on a niner rip9. It was sic! After I got rid of that bike and stayed hard tail I wanted a stiff rear as well. Many don't know about this but there is a 10x135 kit that works on all standard 9mm rear axles. Aka 85% of all MTB. The axle is huge, solid 10mm wide and is compatible as long as you have a compatible wheel. DT Swiss, Hope and many other hubs have end cap kits. So far only DT Swiss and Hadley (sp?!) make them. I personally have the DT Swiss and love it! Many XC guys around here have been buying the, as well.
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Re: Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43640

TJ_Zydel wrote:
I had 12x142 kit on a niner rip9. It was sic! After I got rid of that bike and stayed hard tail I wanted a stiff rear as well. Many don't know about this but there is a 10x135 kit that works on all standard 9mm rear axles. Aka 85% of all MTB. The axle is huge, solid 10mm wide and is compatible as long as you have a compatible wheel. DT Swiss, Hope and many other hubs have end cap kits. So far only DT Swiss and Hadley (sp?!) make them. I personally have the DT Swiss and love it! Many XC guys around here have been buying the, as well.

...and that's plenty stiff IMO, 12mm axil? I guess if you are a Clydesdale, but hell, I don't even notice any difference going from a 9mm quick change in front to the 15mm. I guess it's because my I-9 29'r XC hoops probably flex more than the 9mm axel does, or I'm just a lousy rider, or maybe my entire bike flexes so much I really can’t tell the axel is flexing. I don't know, but what I do know is I still love my ride, and the way I've got it set up. So I guess I'll keep it another season :-)

Just my $.02

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Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43641

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Mojo man needs a new nickname...hehe
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Re: Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43643

TJ_Zydel wrote:
Mojo man needs a new nickname...hehe

Yes, if anyone wants to buy an Ibis (without a scratch) I'll throw in the nick name for free. :-)

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Re: Axle standards 2 years 2 weeks ago #43644

If it is a meduim I will throw you $700 for the frame

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