The new Boostinator kit allows your current wheels to be used on a boost frame or fork.

The Boostinator kit allows your current wheels to be used with a boost frame or fork (click to enlarge).​

Many riders have invested in expensive suspension and wheel upgrades in recent years, only to find that these components are no longer compatible with future models due to the rampant proliferation of new standards. To help ease the impact on wallets everywhere, Lindarets has created a set of front and rear hub adapters to convert your existing 15mm front hub and 12x142mm rear hub to the new "Boost" 15x110mm and 12x148mm standard.

Each Boostinator kit is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and anodized to military specification in the USA. Rear kits come with appropriate-length high-strength Class 10.9 bolts.

Each Boostinator kit is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and anodized to military specification in the USA. Rear kits come with appropriate-length high-strength Class 10.9 bolts (click to enlarge).​

The front kit contains a hub specific axle spacer, which shifts the hub away from the drive side, while the rear kit contains hub specific axle end caps, a precision machined rotor spacer, and a set of six high strength bolts. Once installed, the discs and cassettes are shifted to allow regular function, but the wheel must be re-dished a few millimeters.

According to Lindarets, the average wheel will need its effective non-drive side spoke length reduced by 0.4mm and the drive side by 0.1mm, which are minimal changes that are well within typical spoke tolerances. In real life, this means loosening the drive side spokes by ⅞ turn and tightening the drive side spokes a quarter turn.

You'll sacrifice some stiffness with the Boostinator kit when compared to a true boost setup, but at ~$50 a set….who cares?

You'll sacrifice some stiffness with the Boostinator kit when compared to a true boost setup, but at ~$50 a set… who cares? (click to enlarge)​

At launch, the kits are available for DT Swiss hubs (whose internals are used by several other manufacturers), Hope, and White Industries. Retail is $25 for the front spacers and $40 for the rear. Prices include free ground shipping.

Please note that the DF2, DF3, HR, and WR models are still in production. Delivery is scheduled for mid-February, and all preordered will receive a 15% discount.

DF2, DF3, HR, and WR models are still in production. Delivery is scheduled for mid-February and all preorders receive a 15% discount (click to enlarge).​

As with all of Lindarets products, these components are made in the USA whenever possible.

Boostinator DR - $40 shipped - Available now

  • Compatible with DT-Swiss 12x142mm Star Ratchet (240- and 350-series) rear hubs with 6-bolt (IS) rotor mounts.
  • Centerlock hubs are not supported.
  • Also compatible with some complete wheels from DT Swiss, Roval (Specialized), Giant, Syncros (Scott), and others that use DT's Star Ratchet internals.

Boostinator DF3 - $25 shipped - Available early February

  • Compatible with DT-Swiss 15x100mm 350 and 370-series front hubs.
  • Centerlock hubs are supported.
  • Also compatible with some complete wheels from DT Swiss.

Boostinator HR - $40 - Available Late February

  • Compatible with 12x142mm Hope Pro2 hubs.

Boostinator WR - $40 shipped - Available Late February

  • Compatible with White Industries 12x142mm MI6 and XMR hubs.
  • Centerlock hubs are not supported.
  • Also compatible with some wheels, including Rolf Prima, that use White Industries hubs.

For more info on compatibility, fit, and technical details, visit www.lindarets.com.

Do you have a pair of hubs not supported by the new Boostinator Kit? Let Lindarets know in our comments section below.