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Through axle question
Last Post 11/24/2013 06:21 PM by inferno 7. 3 Replies.
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Jimmy

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11/22/2013 10:28 PM
How many guys in an mtb race carry a 15mm hex wrench to take off their front wheel in the event of a flat front tire, should they have a 15mm through axle?  Even with tubeless there is the possibility of the need for a tube.  Am I missing a solution, or do racers carry a 15mm wrench with them and deal with a really slow wheel removal?
Inferno7

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11/22/2013 11:17 PM
Mine is quick release and requires no wrench. No nut on the other side thread into the fork.
Oldfart

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11/23/2013 06:16 PM
All the 15 mm through axles are quick release. One end of the 15 mm diameter axle is threaded, the other has a QR. IT is the exact same principal as a regular qr except the nut portion is built into the fork end. No wrenches required. Even the 20 mm heavier duty through axles require no tools to remove.
Inferno7

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11/24/2013 06:21 PM
Ya that's what I said....lol, damn man can't you read.
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