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  1. #1
    Rep'n the 905
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Is this a issue I need to deal with or its normal/harmless?

    I got a new set of wheels for my 2012 specy stumpy HT.
    The new wheels are Stans' Arch with Hope Pro Evo 2 hubs.

    So the stock front wheel comes with a DT Swiss RWS skewer, and the new wheels came with your typical 9 or 10mm QR plugs in the front hub, so I went and ordered some new plugs to fit the RWS skewer.

    I didn't try with the old plugs in the wheels but when I got the tire mounted, tubeless, on the new rim and test fitted the new wheel on the front (the new wheel still doesnt have the brake rotor changed over yet, just had the skewer thru it) the wheel doesnt "drop" in place like the stock setup did on the fork. The plugs stick out about the width of a hair too much, stopping the wheel from just dropping in. So to get it to slide down so I could tighten it on, I had to lightly push the front shocks apart just enough to let the wheel drop down.

    This was really easy and took very little effort, and once the wheel was on and secured the wheel spun freely, no weird sounds or anything. Seems perfectly fine.

    I just wanted to know if this could cause long term damage to either the hub or shock or if its just a minor thing that some times happens that I'll just have to deal with.

    Not the greatest pic, but this is kinda what I'm talking about. See how the wheel wont just drop into place. even tho there is still space between the nut and the fork on one side, the inner side the plug in the hub jets out just a tad too far to let it slip down and in
    Is this a issue I need to deal with or its normal/harmless?-p4pb9641706.jpg

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    The space between the fork dropouts should be 100mm.

  3. #3
    I'm just messing with you
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    Sep 2005
    I would just ignore the width of a hair and wait for the paint to wear off
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