Lightweight 15mm axle options

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

boots2000
Posts: 1407
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:28 pm

by boots2000

Anyone know when this Fox Kabolt will be available?
http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/04/23/soc ... more-77372
This would work great for me.

User avatar
Getter
Posts: 877
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:30 am
Location: So Cal

by Getter

"The design is not available to us plebs," :(

I'd like to get my hands on one too.

by Weenie


njee20
Posts: 572
Joined: Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:58 pm
Location: Surrey, UK

by njee20

The Shift Up ones are getting in the right direction, only €59.

jimborello
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 5:07 am

by jimborello

I tried a Tune for a while but it kept loosening during long rides. I love the anodized colors but I think I wont be using one of these anytime soon.

User avatar
illnacord
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:45 pm

by illnacord

Looking for an allen key hex type skewer to save at least 30+ grams on a stock factory Fox Fork... what's the best value out there? Cleanest look, best material, and durability if possible...
Single Speed Steel Bike Rider. Pro-Bike lifestyle.

DanW
Posts: 1037
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 5:39 pm
Location: Here, there and everywhere

by DanW

Really happy with the ShiftUp one I bought. Still overpriced for what it is but one of the cheaper options and super secure- can't ask for more...

User avatar
devinci
Posts: 3039
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:43 pm
Location: Canada

by devinci

I've yet to try my carbon-ti, the weight sure is nice, 34g for fox

User avatar
Cheers!
Posts: 1423
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:29 am
Location: Mountain View, California
Contact:

by Cheers!

I use the tune one. I haven't had it loosen yet. However it's two piece. Tune threads a secondary piece to one end. That end loosened for me a couple of times till I used some loctite primer and loctite 222 to hold it.

The one thing I don't like about the Tune is the indexing you can do with it. Fox already has the nut that is indexable. So if you want a quick wheel change, you end up screwing up the indexing because you accidentally press in the spring for the tune axle, and you are left fidgeting the axle back in while your hands are shaking and sweat dripping down your face.

User avatar
eliflap-scalpel
Posts: 961
Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 10:12 pm
Location: italy
Contact:

by eliflap-scalpel

i asked to a friend with a CNC machine to do one for me

it's a Rock Shox version for my road disc fork

34 g

http://eliflap.it/2014/12/12/perno-pp15-rs-road/

second link for on-scale pictures
http://eliflap.it/

slijkplaat
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:22 am
Location: belgie

by slijkplaat

hello ,
question ,
i have a trek superfly FS and i have seen that there is no upgrade posseble for my bike , the length is 192mm and m12*1.75
any one have some idee what i can try .

Image

Image

User avatar
cerro
Posts: 1374
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

by cerro

There is one old trek axle that works for that slijkplaat. Part number 300777. Is 65g
/jonas l
http://cerrol.wordpress.com (my cyclingblog)

grover
Posts: 1108
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:06 pm

by grover


slijkplaat
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:22 am
Location: belgie

by slijkplaat

tnx for help ,
at the moment i have some self made axle , 47g not that bad . will post pic later .

User avatar
Getter
Posts: 877
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:30 am
Location: So Cal

by Getter

Kabolt will be available soon...and it'll be 45usd. 34.5 grams. :beerchug:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2015/04/08/fox ... thru-axle/

by Weenie


aosty
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:01 am

by aosty

And Rock Shox announced theirs yesterday.... "Maxle Stealth"... 39 USD.

And Novyparts (in France) has more affordable 142 axle options (than Extralite and FRM)... 59 EUR.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post