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    650b specific frame upgrade


    I have been riding my 650b converted 2011 Camber for just over 2 years now and am happy with it for the most part but has 2 issues: I can only fit one type of rear tire due to the seatstays arch and the bottom bracket heigth which is too tall for my liking.

    So I am looking to purchase a 650B specific frame and transfer as much as possible of the current parts I have on the Camber. Most if not all the 650B frames have 142 x 12 rear hub specifications and my current wheel is 135 x 10, so this is an item I will have to change. I have been looking for several hub options but I have noticed there is no clear information on whether the axle is included with the hub. This would be my first time using 142 x 12 so I am not certain whether the axles are part of the hub as with normal QR hubs, is it frame specific (as with forks) or the axle is a generic item that shall be purchased separated.

    Any help is apprecited, thank you

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    The axles are frame specific, like forks. Shimano, DT Swiss, Rock Shox, Syntace, and Formula each have their own standard for the 142x12 axle.

    You should get the axle with the frame.
    Ibis Mojo HD3 - Santa Cruz 5010 V2

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