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325racer

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Axle for rigid fork?
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
I have my 057 with rigid fork and shopping for new axle.  The original China axle lever is bending, so I want to go DT swiss, but not sure which is the correct one.

Anyone have one already and know which is the right one?

https://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/dt-swiss-rws-axle-15x100mm-for-salsa-carbon-front-forks



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Re: Axle for rigid fork?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 11:26:38 AM »
I had a similar problem with my rear axle.  The allen screw that holds on the lever mechanism started to bend and raised concern.  I couldn't find a compatible DT Swiss axle, but I did find something similar with the ratcheting feature.  Since I changed to this axle on the rear, I have been very happy and nothing loosens up.  From this link you can buy just front or back, or a set:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-QR-86g-Bicycle-Skewer-front-15mm-rear-12mm-for-Carbon-Cyclocross-Fork-Thru-axle-12/32752388404.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.yJP7ih

For the price, it's definitely worth it.  A DT Swiss axle will run you $50+ USD easily.

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Re: Axle for rigid fork?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 09:40:43 PM »
Thanks for the link.  I'll probably order one of those.

I have this DT Swiss axle on the rear.

http://www.jensonusa.com/Thru-Axles-1/DT-Swiss-RWS-E-Thru-Axle?cs=Black

I was thinking this axle would work, it's 4mm shorter than the current axle, but haven't been able to find a nut with the correct thread.