quickrelease wheels in thru-axel fork?

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Zak
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Hi

Is it possible and without serious downsides to mount 9mm quickrelease wheels to a fork intended for 15*110 thru-axel?

thanks :)

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How would you even begin to attempt to do this? I think you'll quickly realize how terrible of an idea it is, unless you are neglecting to mention that the hubs can be converted to 15mm thru axle.

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Zak wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Hi

Is it possible and without serious downsides to mount 9mm quickrelease wheels to a fork intended for 15*110 thru-axel?

thanks :)
No.
The forks are dependant on having the through axle present (it's a structural part of the fork).

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Thats the other way round......

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The way Zak want.

Edit: my mistake, you are right.
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No it's not

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I'd say it depends on the hub and design/machining resources available to you. In best case there might be a conversion kit available, but Boost? Probably not. If the hub shell can accept a 15mm thru axle and thinner bearings, you can manufacture custom endcaps and use a Boost rotor shim. I've converted my 9mm QR only Novatec D711-SB to 12mm thru axle by drilling out the hub axle and making custom endcaps.

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by LeDuke

If you have a hub with replaceable end caps, yes, you could do this.

Example:

My DT Swiss 240 hubs can be 5mm QR, 9mm thru bolt or 15x100mm thru axle, and with an aftermarket end cap, can be 15x110mm (Boost).

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Thankyou for all the helpful answers!!! I hoped there was an easy solution, but I can see there is not. And since the wheels are nothing special I will not go down the complicated road....

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