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kona-tize me captain
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does anyone know where i can buy a bolt on axel for my shimano xt rear hub? or can u not get them for ur rear? this is a picture of one that i got from TNC a while ago/
 

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Sugary Exoskeleton
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Lbs...

Any decent bike shop should have them. Probably $15 for the axle and nuts. It's an easy install if you have the tools, otherwise you are at the mercy of the shop's schedule and labor prices.

Thread: 10x26tpi for Shimano. Use your existing cones.

JMH
 

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They're stiffer.

If you do it yourself, just pretty much remember how you took things out, and put them in with the new axle the same way. Pump it full of grease. And tighten things down, but no so much that it won't spin freely.

Any LBS SHOULD have them.
 

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kona-tize me captain
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XSL_WiLL said:
They're stiffer.

If you do it yourself, just pretty much remember how you took things out, and put them in with the new axle the same way. Pump it full of grease. And tighten things down, but no so much that it won't spin freely.

Any LBS SHOULD have them.
im guessing since there stiffer then Qr they should be stronger also?
 

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Glad to Be Alive
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why would you use those over qr? is the an advantage?
stronger I bent 3 of those QR's on my Big Hit and then switched to the bolt with no problems

FYI....I think that is a 20 inch dirt jumping axle
 
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Didnt know you could switch from qr to bolt on... my buddy just broke his qr axle... maybe this is the way to go..
 

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Chillin the Most
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when and if your LBS f*cks up ordering you one, give UnrealCycles a call they a have kit for $20. It's simple a h#ll to do.

BTW, just so you know it's a 187mm x 10mm axle w/ a 1mm pitch thread. And makes sure you get some nice track nuts.

Track nuts.


Unreal Cycles kit:
 

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A QR axle is the same thing, except hollow for the skewer. The Solid axle setup is way better IMO (stiffer, stronger). As for tools, it helps to have an axle vice and cone wrenches, as well as a magnetic parts dish for ball bearings.
 

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I agree, bolt on's definitely the way to go. I got mine same as everyone else, $15 at my LBS. They let me do it right then with their tools free of charge.
 

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Bolt on is the way to go. Made a big diference on how stiff the rear of my bullit was.

Shimano rear hub is 10 x 1(not 10x26tpi) and atleast 180 long. Conversion should cost $15-20 per wheel.
 

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Anyone know the proper size/length of solid axle for the front Deore Disc hub?

thanks

-r
 

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e.f.f.e.c.t smoothoperatr
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i ahve a wheelset that im selling wit ha 10mm axle. its so anoying because i barely see any wheels or frames that accept the 10mm axle i have, except for the profile racing dr1 i used to have
 
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