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    Anyone use DT Swiss RWS 10mm Thru Axle

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    DT Swiss RWS Aluminum Thru-Bolt Skewer > Components > Wheel Goods > Quick Releases | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop

    At first sight it looks like a nice alternative to a bolt on through axle but I noticed it's aluminum.
    Would this hold up to serious AM abuse?
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    It works pretty well, and does hold up. The ratchet mechanism might need cleaning now and then, but I had mine for over a year (then the bike was stolen) without problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop View Post
    It works pretty well, and does hold up. The ratchet mechanism might need cleaning now and then, but I had mine for over a year (then the bike was stolen) without problems.
    I don't have any problem with it either.

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    I've been using one for over three years now, and will never go back to a "road" skewer.
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    Been running one since the first of the year. Had it on my Stumpjumper FSR and now it's on my Nomad. Makes a bigger difference to the rigidity of a frame on bikes like the Stumpjumper that don't have a solid rear triangle.

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    Or you could just buy one made out of steel, i use two and they're cheaper than those. Go to the Superstar components shop ( UK ) and check them.

    There is another company, from the US, who also makes compatible axles but i forgot the name

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    I have two of the RWS 10mm, one for my trail wheelset and another for my DH/Gravity set. They hold fine under my 230 RTR lbs on both trail and lift serviced riding.

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    I wasn't really looking at it versus a standard QR. I was wondering if it was up to the job of replacing my Hadley thru axle.
    Either way, it looks like it'll be fine.
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    I also run it on my DH bike, no issues.

    Well, other then I killed the plastic-handle version in a crash - the skewer never let go and I never noticed the handle was gone until about a month later when I needed to change the tire and had to use pliers to grip the splines on the skewer to unthread it.

    I bought a metal handled one, but I've been thinking about using the handle-free version for DH - less to break - and it's not like I'm doing much trail-side flat-fixing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    I wasn't really looking at it versus a standard QR. I was wondering if it was up to the job of replacing my Hadley thru axle.
    Either way, it looks like it'll be fine.
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    What's wrong with the hadley thru axle? I have one and I think its the best thing you can get for the rear if you're running 135mm. Nothing to break and you're always carrying some kind of multi tool anyways.

    But if your going for looks then dt swiss it is

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    I used the RWS for a few years when I still had a 135mm rear - no complaints here for its functionality. Not sure if I would switch from the hadley for it though (unless a minor weight savings or just general upgraditis is the goal)

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    Putting the whole bike on a diet, this being part of it.
    But mostly, it also allows the removal of a cut down 15mm box wrench from my carry ons.
    This became an issue when I recently needed to remove the wheel on trail and had taken a different pack; one that didn't have my 15mm. If a 15mm open end wrench was a part of any multi tools I probably wouldn't be considering this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxtar View Post
    Putting the whole bike on a diet, this being part of it.
    But mostly, it also allows the removal of a cut down 15mm box wrench from my carry ons.
    This became an issue when I recently needed to remove the wheel on trail and had taken a different pack; one that didn't have my 15mm. If a 15mm open end wrench was a part of any multi tools I probably wouldn't be considering this.
    why are you carrying 15mm box wrench?

    I have this on my hadley



    and I carry this tool for 6mm allen and a tube


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    Quote Originally Posted by edispilf View Post
    why are you carrying 15mm box wrench?

    I have this on my hadley



    and I carry this tool for 6mm allen and a tube

    Lucky you. My Hadley came with two 15mm nuts on the axle.
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    ^^^ I have that same axle and its awesome. There are some reports on the RWS that it fails at the clamp. Get the new Hadley like shown above. One 6mm allen is all you need. Has a trick little tab on the other end to keep it in place. Best $26 I've spent on my bike. Also helps me make sure that the rear is tightened identically each time (to preserve brake caliper alignment. 185 in/lbs and done.
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    Just picked up the carbon version of the RWS for $30
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