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    Need wheel swap help for new fork

    SO I was given a damaged Fox FIT RLC 29er fork (stanchions grooved, seals likely bad, etc.) that will be going back to Fox for the proper service. I will also be having them replace the steer crown/tube with a straight tube because my frame is not tapered. The last hurdle is the fork is a 15mm thru axle and my wheels have quick release.

    What are my budget-friendly options here?
    - new front wheel with thru-axle hub?
    - respoke my wheel and purchase a thru-axle hub?
    - Have fox also replace the housing with QR housing?

    I'm getting a great deal on a fork after I pay for the recondition so I would like to get it on the bike without going broke trying to make it work.

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    What are your wheels now?

    Hard to recommend without that information. But I will say that paying Fox to replace both the uppers and lowers doesn't sound like much of a deal.
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    I have factory Giant Alloy Double Walls. I figure the cheapest way would be to buy a new hub but seeing as how I don't know how to spoke a wheel I'm afraid having a shop do this would add up to more than an entry level wheel with a hub already installed?

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    A decent front 15mm wheel is going to cost you probably $150 so you'd might as well pick up a full set like these on clearance
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    Need wheel swap help for new fork

    Not familiar with those wheels and hubs but are the hubs convertible? Some brands/models are. Super cheap to do if thy are


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    I can't say for sure, is there a way I can tell if they are? Like, are the spokes fused to hubs that are not convertible? I have little experience in this department. I can put up some close-up pics of the hub tonight after work if its possible to look and see?

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    Need wheel swap help for new fork

    If you know what brand they are just go I the manufacturer website.

    If you aren't sure, post the brand of bike and listed wheel set. There are some really clued in guys that know what hubs the OEM's use.


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