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    question about thru axle on Trek Stache hardtail

    Hey all,

    A couple weeks ago I purchased a Stache hardtail and I am loving it.

    My question is that on the last ride for whatever reason I noticed after getting back to my house the thru axle QR lever was not tightened down, and either was loosened at some point or possibly even from the LBS. I noticed it because I could hear/feel jiggling in the rear end. I have tightened it down and still feel like there is some play and a very slight noise when I take the rear wheel and move it side to side while holding the frame.

    Is is possible I damaged anything with the frame by riding with the thru axle loose for one ride?

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    Did you ever find out what the problem was? I have the same problem and I'm taking mine to the shop tomorrow. I have heard that it may just be a cheap axle or a frame alignment problem.

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    So I just had this same issue. However I never had my thru axle loose. Bike is only a few weeks old and only ridden about 5 times. 2015 Trek Stache 7, did anyone find out what the issue was?

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    sounds like the hub is loose.

    tighten it and the wheel will stop wiggling.
    I have mine gone through once a month. When it gets loose it drives me nuts while I ride
    Too Many .

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    Well that seems to be what it was shop tightened the hub, wiggle is all gone but now the wheel doesn't spin nice and freely so I think they over tightened a bit much. Ill have take it back tomorrow and see what they can do.

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    So took it back to the shop they loosened it a bit so the wheel spins more freely. But now there is a real slight amount of play and they said that is as good as it's going to get without binding the wheel a noticeable amount.

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