Lightweight 15mm axle options

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mattpage
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by mattpage

I know there is the Tune in QR, standard and Skyline model.
Also Carbon Ti with the bolt on and KCNC coming soon.

Any others?

Ideally I would like one like the Carbon Ti that is bolt on, as I always have a 5mm when riding anyway.
But... for a bit of alloy I am not paying the £75 asking price for it!

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by Nicholas68

FRM does one. Bolt on with allen key.

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by mattpage

Nice to have another option, but a similar price.
Surely these can be cheaper?! It is so simple.

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by grover

I bought front a rear FRM from http://www.componentsbike.it They also have Carbon Ti
Carbon Ti and Tune also available from http://www.bike24.net or http://www.r2-bike.com

All are happy shipping to Australia so UK shouldn't be an issue. I certainly didn't pay 75pounds!

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by stuka666

Hi there,

What feedback can you give from the rear FRM one?

I was keen on buying the tune dc 15 and maybe the carbon ti one for the rear, but now was thinking of both from Carbon ti or FRM.

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by grover

FRM front and rear weighed as claimed and work faultlessly.

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by njee20

Thinking exactly the same myself.

grover wrote:I bought front a rear FRM from http://www.componentsbike.it" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They also have Carbon Ti
Carbon Ti and Tune also available from http://www.bike24.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or http://www.r2-bike.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

All are happy shipping to Australia so UK shouldn't be an issue. I certainly didn't pay 75pounds!


The Carbon Ti one looks perfect, but it's £80 from R2, and Bike 24 don't do them... Can't believe none of the Taiwanese catalogue brands have cottoned onto these yet!

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by stuka666

Look into componentsbike.it , they seem to have both in stock (FRM and carbon ti)

I think I'm going to Carbon ti 15 and x12 instead of FRM.

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by njee20

It's not finding companies with stock that's the issue, it's that they're hideously overpriced!

€75 for a piece of alu like that is mental - how is no one turning these out for €30 yet, whilst we've got hundreds of companies doing cheap QR skewers?

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Agreed it is crazy money! Shame the KCNC QR version is no cheaper. Maybe a KCNC bolt on version is the only hope for a low cost solution?

Extralite Black Lock looks nice and seems the lightest for no extra pennies over the others suggested.Any reason not to (besides the silly price of all options). I guess it depends on the availability of non-DT Swiss versions despite extralite claiming they make one for most forks????

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extralite has one... but bolt on using an allen key

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by DanW

That is what I mentioned one post above ;)

XCRacer have the KCNC for Fox forks for £60 and 53g at the moment. A touch cheaper than some of the other options. I like the look of the bolt on versions though...

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We need Mt Zoom to start doing them, as their kit's always spot on!

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Hello

just received this one from Shift Up

http://shop.shift-up.eu/fr/product/qr15-axle/

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by jooo

A bit of a shame Superstar haven't made something to suit.

edit: Or even Hadley?

The 9mm front or rear 10/12mm thru bolts that both sell aren't the lightest compared with some of the XC models mentioned here, but they're good value for money.

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Superstar DH 150x12mm = 55 grams claimed

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