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    Bonking ... not feelin' well IMPORTANT 15mm QR statement

    Found out today that my 15mm qr through axle was missing 4 pieces (prob from me losing them while messing with the tire) the qr went back in just fine but was not secured properly according to mechanic. I'm lucky I didn't wreck badly. These things have so many little parts that if u are doing trailside repair and does not pay attention something important could b left out making the ride unsafe.
    I now have to wait for suntour to send me the parts (springs, etc) and can't ride.
    My question is: can I buy a 15mm through axle that will fit my suntour fork and wtb laser disk wheels? Are they standard or does each fork mfg. Has their own? Thanks as I don't want to wait for the part to arrive.

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    15mm is 15mm, or it would seem so.

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    Do you mean the Q-loc?

    And yeah, every fork manufacterer has their proprietary 15mm through axle design.
    You couldn't fit a QR15 axle from fox on your Suntour...
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    i think rs and magura are interchangeble because both use the maxel but other than that nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    i think rs and magura are interchangeble because both use the maxel but other than that nope.
    Those are 20mm
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    Anything labled "maxle" I believe is interchangable.....

    But SR Suntour QLoc is a specific axle
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    That sounds like a suntour problem, my Fox 15 is simple and no loose parts like a spring, etc.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber
    Anything labled "maxle" I believe is interchangable.....

    But SR Suntour QLoc is a specific axle
    Annoyingly, not true. There are a couple different variants for different forks that aren't all interchangeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Annoyingly, not true. There are a couple different variants for different forks that aren't all interchangeable.
    Hey...It's true when they say you learn something new every day!

    And yeah....I've had the QLoc in my hands...and it has a number of little parts that can fall off....It's a cool little system....but it could be made waaay better...But...hey...you get what you pay for I guess...(Not thrashing Suntour at all)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhbomber
    Hey...It's true when they say you learn something new every day!

    And yeah....I've had the QLoc in my hands...and it has a number of little parts that can fall off....It's a cool little system....but it could be made waaay better...But...hey...you get what you pay for I guess...(Not thrashing Suntour at all)
    suntour seems to have some cool ideas (qloc, indefintly adjustable travel via a remote, etc) but the total package is meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Those are 20mm
    Update: Rock Shox is doing a 15mm Maxle Lite for 2011 and using it in the SID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Update: Rock Shox is doing a 15mm Maxle Lite for 2011 and using it in the SID.
    the 15mm option on the rev and sektor is not a maxle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    the 15mm option on the rev and sektor is not a maxle?
    I did not see those. And did not say it was only on the SID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I did not see those. And did not say it was only on the SID.
    no, im just confused. to make it a true maxle does the spacing have to be 100mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    no, im just confused. to make it a true maxle does the spacing have to be 100mm?
    No. The width still matches the fork or frame.

    110x20 and 100x15 for forks.

    135, 142, and 150 x 12 for the rear.

    The frame or fork must be designed to use the specific type. None are interchangeable with each other or other brands.

    "Maxle" is whatever Rock Shox says it is. Their brand, trademark, and design.
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    The qloc concept is great and they are replacing the Q loc under warranty. If you don't opent the Q loc but only use it by opening the lever and sliding it out you should be ok. Actually like the concept and speed with which I can remove my wheel. Fork has been very buttery too (after mechanic adjusted a lose knob) so far a couple of peculiarities but once those have been worked out should b a good fork and a lot cheaper than a Fox. Time will tell on long term reliability. I will post a long term review. Thanks for all ur answers

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