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aftermarket axles

Dec. 17, 2019, 3:23 p.m.
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anyone in here ever broken an axle? anyone buy boutique, aftermarket axles to replace those that your bike or frame came stock with, with the expectation that it's moar better, and stronger, etc? i had a hub axle break once, it was very odd. not the removable axle, but the inner axle of the hub itself. was actually replaceable.

Dec. 17, 2019, 4:50 p.m.
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Do you know any machinists? Other then that OEM is the only real option for hub axles. Fork and frame through axles have tons of aftermarket options

Dec. 17, 2019, 9:52 p.m.
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I broke my maxle, snapped at the thread. It is actually a common thing apparently. Anyway I tried to buy a Chromag one because it's not made of chinesium but they shipped it wrong and I wound up having to buy another maxle. 

I'm tempted to buy a broaching attachment and just make axles myself.

Dec. 18, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
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I haven't seen any of these in person, but these people make through axles of most sizes:

https://robertaxleproject.com/

Dec. 18, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
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I’m using a One Up through axle on my 36 and a Wolftooth on the rear of my Remedy. I damaged the original DTSwiss through axle. I had mushroomed the lever end such that I could not reorient the ever after tightening. I did not want to attempt a repair until I had an axle in hand. I made sure to tighten the axles with my mini tool so that they aren’t too tight.

Dec. 18, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
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well who the hell knew. a whole project of axles by a dude named Rob.

Dec. 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
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Definitely do not use an axle from Rocky https://www.pinkbike.com/news/field-test-2020-rocky-mountain-slayer-carbon-90.html

Dec. 20, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
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hence the impetus for the original post...

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