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Quick release to thru axle

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The current front wheel on my bike is a quick release and I'm looking at upgrading the fork to one with a thru axle. Does this mean I have to get a new hub or wheel?
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It depends on the hub you have. I'm guessing you're talking about a stock hub on an entry level mtb and likely to be cup and cone type bearings, if so it can't be converted to thru axle.

More expensive replacement hubs (Hope, DT Swiss, etc) which have cartridge bearings usually can be converted between quick release (100x9 qr) and non Boost (100x15 ta) easily with end cap conversion kits.
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