Light weight through axle for TCR disc

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

I’m trying to lighten my TCR disc, I’ve been looking at through axles as the standard ones seem quite heavy.
Is there a “go-to” standard for light 12x142 and 12x100 through axles? Any cheap, light options.
Any help much appreciated.


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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

I have been using Shift-Up X12 axles without issues.

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zmjones
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by zmjones

check out the robert axle project and also probably carbon-ti

joejack951
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by joejack951

SRAM Maxle Stealth axles are pretty cheap and about as light as any other option.

Front: http://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-Maxle ... RjEALw_wcB

Rear depends on length but here are some options:

164mm: https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/produc ... ge-nosto-3
170.5mm (Giant?): https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/produc ... ge-nosto-3
170mm: https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/produc ... ge-nosto-3
174mm: https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/produc ... ge-nosto-2

Cemicar
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by Cemicar

DT-Swiss RWS is a "go-to" standard for axles and indeed you can vastly lighten it by removing the head lever which just serves a handy tool other than a hex wrench.
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Note I'm not guaranteeing it's compatible with your bikes, especially since no thread pitch is specified.

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LeDuke
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by LeDuke

I’m guessing Giant uses the Shimano E-Thru standard, which many people make thru axles for. DT and a bunch of others should make one.


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Attermann
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by Attermann

My Canyon bike uses a 12x100 with a pitch of 1 on the front, i can't find any axles that uses that too, the one on the bike is from dt swiss, i can't even find that anywhere, does anyone know where i can get a lighter one?

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Shift-Up and Robert Axle Project have the biggest selection of axles in whatever pitch and width you need. Keep in mind that you need to know what standard your brand uses...X-12/Syntace, E-Thru, “basic,” etc. You will also want to be aware that a 12x100 thru axle will actually be more like a 12x121-123mm axle and a rear 12x142 will be 12x167-168mm or something like that. It is best to physically measure your old axle before ordering.

In addition, Shift-Up idiotically calls its 12mm thru axles X12, not to be confused with X-12/Syntace.

joejack951
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by joejack951

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:25 am
In addition, Shift-Up idiotically calls its 12mm thru axles X12, not to be confused with X-12/Syntace.
Yeah, that had me thoroughly confused when I first saw it. It makes no sense.

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

Thanks for the tips and links. I’m on it.


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