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    142x12 Axle Replacement

    I just got my new prime frame this week and already I've jacked up the allen hole on my axle. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket axle that fits the prime? Are all 142x12 axles the same threading???
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    Maxle 142x12 should work.

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    142x12 Axle Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    I just got my new prime frame this week and already I've jacked up the allen hole on my axle. Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket axle that fits the prime? Are all 142x12 axles the same threading???
    There are THREE (3) different threads used for 142/12 TAs.
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    Maxle : yes
    Dt Rws : no
    Syntace : no

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    Is shimano and maxle the same?
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    so i was just informed that the maxle 142x12 is being discontinued?

    what are the current options for replacement axles for the banshee rune now?

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    I ended up buying one from fanatik bike for $40!
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    You should call and make sure they have it in stock, but here ya go:

    Banshee 12x142mm Bolt-On Axle - Fanatik Bike Co. - Bellingham Wa

    They pulled one out of a rear end kit for me when I bought a new one-drinking and wrenching go well together, to a point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 84532 View Post
    so i was just informed that the maxle 142x12 is being discontinued?

    what are the current options for replacement axles for the banshee rune now?
    Bad information. If a shop told you that I'd fire them.

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    the maxle is no being discontinued, they did change it to a Maxle lite ( a little version of the orginal Maxle ) a while ago. I did check my distributor and seems to be on back order till about mid march.

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    I would much prefer the Banshee thru-axle over the Maxle lite-there are a lot of people *****ing about how easily they break, plus the Banshee axle is lighter and more likely to stay in place.
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    agreed, the banshee axle is better if you dont mind using tools to take the wheel off.

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    my problem with the stock banshee axle is that the nut that screws into the axle would stick really bad and i stripped it out trying to remove it, even though i had it greased really well and was super careful not to overtorque.

    i installed a maxle but i'm keeping the stock axle in my pack as a backup. maybe replace the stripped out nut with a torx one.

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    Yeah, I have stripped mine too. You can order a new one from Trident from what I understand...I just keep on using it and just tighten it as much as I can. That bolt is made of butter.

    I would love Banshee to make a Ti one like on the Legend...pretty sure I remember Keith telling me the hardware would be like on the Legend...but that was WAY before production.

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    Mine is starting to get messed up now. It been a PITA to get out the past 2 times. I have a spare but a Ti one would be pimp and likely hold up better.
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    I broke my axle today, wonder if Keith designed it to break to save the frame, or if the threads just end In the wrong place. Now I know what I'll be carrying in my pack from now on. Long fukking walk down the hill today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unrooted View Post
    I broke my axle today, wonder if Keith designed it to break to save the frame, or if the threads just end In the wrong place. Now I know what I'll be carrying in my pack from now on. Long fukking walk down the hill today.
    I broke 1 of those, broke in the threads but right at the edge of the drop out. I posted a picture on here and was told it was from being over torqued. I lol'ed and got a maxle and no issues since.
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    Dirtrider: Do you know which maxle you bought?

    I think I broke mine because my rear shock broke and I didn't notice, probably because my bike felt super stable which I attribute to the decreased bottom bracket height/slacker headtube. The root I hit that broke my axle was only 2-3" tall, but ran at about a 30 degree angle to the trail, so it twisted my rear wheel. At least that's my theory.

    Too bad they don't offer a solid aluminum or just a ti axle.

    The axle I broke was one I had already replaced because I had stripped the allen hole in my stock one, but the stock one seems to be a much thicker wall gauge than the replacement. . .
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    12x142 maxle lite, I've had no issues since. I broke mine when my back tire clipped a log sticking out the end of a berm. I've hit stuff harder since with no issue. That said I'd buy a TI one if it was offered.

    FYI I do carry a replacement axle. It's a stock Banshhe axle from my other set of drop outs.
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    This one: Rockshox Maxle Light Rear Skewer > Components > Wheels, Tires and Tubes > Quick Releases | Jenson USA

    Or this one:

    Amazon.com : RockShox Maxle Lite 142 x 12mm Black Fork : Sports & Outdoors

    Nevermind, in the reviews it states that the amazon one pictured isn't the correct one, it now has the same OD for the full length.
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    Mine is the one pictured above, the image in the Amazon link is the Trek ABP version.
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