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Why yes, that is often possible.

On my Highline I am able to directly swap a plain 'ol 12mm x 150 axle for a Maxle with no problem.

I should note that some frame designs do not allow for this though. I have a 12X135 frame that will not work with the Maxle.
 

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I never got this, why they went to 20mm in the front, but left the back at the pinner standard qr, when its the rear wheel that always takes the brunt of abuse.
 

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the mongoose black diamond double has them 12X150mm maxle in the rear and 20mm maxle in the front. i have a double and it works great. super easy to take off with all the benefits of the allen wrench kind.
 

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oi zonkou, it's the rear cassette freewheel set up that limits the axle size. as the cassette is the limiting factor (international standard) the freewheel system has to have some bearings in it to work and therefore you end up with 12mm axle. any bigger and the bearings become poor quality.
look at www.hartlett.co.uk for an alternative to the maxle (especially if you live somewhere with a modicum of mud)
 
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