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Got a flat this weekend, and went to change the tube out....maxle was jammed. It's a new build, i've actually never had the rear wheel off the bike to this point. I thought it was supposed to be a pull the axle and off comes the wheel type set up?? anyone else had it get jammed?

could it be a build problem? there were a couple other things with my build that i was a little disappointed with, i'm really hoping they didnt mess this up too.

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Graham
 

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My front Maxle is jammed. I'm going to try the advice found on this thread.

http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/stuck-maxle-help-please

My favorite quote...

"The maxle is likely seized inside the hub. Is it a Pro2 by any chance...?
Release the maxle lever, slacken off the "nut thing on the other side a little also, then unscrew the maxle until the forks start to spread a tiny bit. Then tap the "nut" thing on the maxle as you unscrew the maxle lever. It might take a bit of a tap but its just to break the bond of the dry anodising. "
 

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Interesting, I've had no issues with my front Maxle with a Pro 2. Although I don't do a lot of riding in wetter stuff though, if I do I will switch to my rigid fork. That may have something to do with it. Good luck guys.
 

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Ive had no problems with my front maxle either. I do grease the threads and the axle itself though
since the axle came out it would seem to be a different issue than the maxle
 

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Amnesia said:
Try to lightly pull outward on the chainstays while pushing the hub down and out?
Yeah, this should do it.

Sometimes I have to smack my tire on top downwards to pop out my front Maxle. Hope Pro II by the way, and Ive ridden it in horendous muck and wet stuff.
 

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I dont have any problems with the front Maxle, this is on the rear. My front one is fantastic, and can be changed in no time at all....this rear one though, sh*t.
 

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Mine also jammed this weekend.
I think it was full of ice.
 

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dan0 said:
Ive had no problems with my front maxle either. I do grease the threads and the axle itself though
since the axle came out it would seem to be a different issue than the maxle
Good call. I've always used a light coat of Park waterproof grease on my thru-axle (White Bros, not maxle). Been good for me.
 

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I have a problem with my rear but its because once the maxel is out of the drive side the rear wheel gets out of line and it imposible to remove it.
Just wiggle the wheel around and it will come out
 

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I've had the issue Siko stated. Maybe the lube idea will help.

I'd like to see the rear drop-outs actually have cradles machined in them like the forks to line up the wheel while you insert the Maxle. Trying to line up the wheel with the rotor, cassette and now the Maxle drop-outs while smacking at mosqitos really sucks! Why no cradles for the hub is my question. Is this on all rear Maxle frames or just the Niners?

Graham, what other issues you having with your build?
 

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Oh, Is everyone elses Maxle Q/R lever made of the softest alloy out there?

Each time I use mine the round part that interfaces with the Maxle when you lock it down keeps getting more and more mashed. Both sides of this area are mushrooming over. I'm wondering how long before it ceases to function properly.
 

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Graham, what other issues you having with your build?
Nothing major, the derailleur needed adjustment - shifting was rough between large chain rings, and when they built the wheels they used red nipples and lock tite, causing the red anodized aluminum to bleed into the white wheels. just cosmetic but pretty annoying when you drop that kind of cash on a new bike. they threw in a spare set of rims though, so that helped me forgive and forget....until this happened. haha.
 
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