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 Post subject: Focus RAT + Tacx Neo?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:32 pm 
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Has anyone had any experience with bikes with the Focus RAT axle system, and using them with a Tacx Neo?

I saw a suggestion on Twitter by Meredith Miller (CX racer), that a Kinetic Traxle can be used with a Wahoo Kickr: https://twitter.com/rainingktula/status ... 9485930496

Any suggestions are very welcome :)

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 Post subject: Focus RAT + Tacx Neo?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:52 pm 
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as far as i know RAT rear is just 142x12 with a different skewer/dropout.

The Neo has an adapter to convert to 142x12. I would think it would likely work.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:17 pm 
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Except that Tacx has a disclaimor posted near the bottom of the support article Does my 142x12mm axle fit on my trainer indicating that the adaptor kit is not compatible with Focus' RAT system.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:27 pm 
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I only have experience with the kickr. The adaptor kit consisted of a new end cap that made the spacing 142mm, a little metal washer to screw on the drive side to make the thing that slides into the drop out a larger diameter circle, a piece that fits into the 12mm frame hole with a QR sized hole, and a longer quick release. Then for the RAT, I put the bike on the trainer, and then slid the quick release with the 12mm hole filler into the bike, which luckily fits right through the space in the RAT, threaded the other quick release side on w/o the spring, and then tightened down. Hopefully that helps. Not sure on the end cap situation of the Neo.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:32 pm 
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Thanks a lot. A friend of mine has a Neo, so I'll try to check it out before I receive mine.

It's a shame, because otherwise the RAT system has been trouble free.

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