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    new fork, new wheels, or change hub

    bought a 20mm thru axle fork and 9mm qr wheels, crap.

    had no clue what a thru axle was until today, whats the best solution?

    new fork, new wheel, or just get a new hub for the wheel?

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    What kind of hub is it? Is it convertible?
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    naw, its just a cheap set

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are, if you get a different hub, the flanges could be a different height and your spokes won't be the right length.
    If you get lucky and the flange height is the same as a Hope hub, you could swap in the Hope and convert it to any axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are, if you get a different hub, the flanges could be a different height and your spokes won't be the right length.
    If you get lucky and the flange height is the same as a Hope hub, you could swap in the Hope and convert it to any axle.
    I wish I had this info 2 years ago when I bought not compatible hub. Money wasted...
    Last edited by Max24; 03-09-2015 at 11:37 PM.

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    damn, thanks, ill look for another wheelset

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    What fork is it. You can get a different lower set for 125 or so for some forks.

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    Re: new fork, new wheels, or change hub

    Don't change the fork. Either get a new wheel or have your LBS build you a new wheel with an upgraded hub and spokes.
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    Re: new fork, new wheels, or change hub

    Why don't you sell one or the other and replace it with one that works? Or get new lowers for your fork.

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    My advice is to buy a new wheel and make sure you use a hub that can convert easily between standards since most new forks have adopted the 15mm thru axel. I believe both Hopes and Chris Kings do.

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