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I have a Hope sport front hub and want some new 20mm thru axle forks. Is it possible to convert my current hub to take the thru axle or do i have to get a new hub which is compatible with the fork? Please Help!
 

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bist_roo said:
I have a Hope sport front hub and want some new 20mm thru axle forks. Is it possible to convert my current hub to take the thru axle or do i have to get a new hub which is compatible with the fork? Please Help!
can an elephant do a chicken :D ?
sorry, i just had to

the answer is no. you can go the other way around, but there is no way in hell
you will put a 20mm axle into a 9mm hole
 

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"i just made a complete full of myself, havent i?
now that ive read your title, i can honestly say i dont know
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Hahaha!! Respect, man! You could have just gone back and edited your first post, although then we wouldn't have the pleasure of your most eloquent, although, of course incorrect, 'elephant/chicken' comparison.

To the OP, as far as I know, the only difference between the QR20 and the 20mm bolt-on is the axle itself. As long as the hub and fork will accept a 20mm axle, you can use QR20 or standard 20mm.

And I'm still laughing...
 

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Here's the deal: It depends on whether Hope makes a conversion kit for your hub.

Hope makes a 9mm to 20mm conversion kit for the Pro II and bulb (I think) hubs that allow you to go from a QR up front to a 20mm Thru axle. I have a set of Hopes and am doing the switch over next week.

Having never heard of the Sport hub, your best bet is to fire off an e-mail to Hope and see what they say. Worst case, you end up buying another hub/wheel.
 

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This thread is not about standard quick release (QR)...

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It's about the 20mm bolt-through hub systems which are typically, but not exclusively, found on DH/FR bikes.

Bolt-on 20mm axle....

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QR20 axle...

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No conversion is required to go from QR20 to standard 20mm on a 110mm x 20mm hub.
 
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