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    Going from QR to TA for my homemade rack

    I currently have my homemade rack with 2 Thule QR mounts which worked fine for the bikes I had. Now I'm picking up a new RIP 9 this weekend with a 15 mm through axle up front. What will I need to do to my rack to allow for this bike? I'll keep the other side QR for the other bike(s)

    Here's what it looks like right now.
    Going from QR to TA for my homemade rack-bikerack.jpg

    Is this the type of thing I need?
    Thule Thru-Axle Adapter 20mm

    RockyMounts DriveShaft- bike racks, bike adapters, thru-axle adapters, thru axle bike carriers, thru axle bike mounts

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    Any one of those adapters is made by Hurricane. They're all the same and they work great.
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    Thanks, is the key-lock RockyMount one anything I should consider or save my money and get the regular one?

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    just stick something like a Products » The Dirtbag | Küat right next to it? way cheaper than a fork-up.
    or look at the DIY solutions here made out of hardware store parts.

    though the fork-up (hurricane or thule/yakima) works great and you can use it on a friend's 9mm qr rack if you need to. that rockymount thing looks crazy complicated.

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    Thanks, the Dirtbag looks like it should do the trick. Since this is my 1st TA bike and haven't seen the bike yet and can't find it in the specs, I'm guessing I need the Dirtbag 15 and not the phat 15 model? 2014 RIP 9 w/ RS Revelation

    Thanks for all the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones30 View Post
    Thanks, the Dirtbag looks like it should do the trick. Since this is my 1st TA bike and haven't seen the bike yet and can't find it in the specs, I'm guessing I need the Dirtbag 15 and not the phat 15 model? 2014 RIP 9 w/ RS Revelation

    Thanks for all the help!
    The Phat 15 will not fit the Revelation, so if your bike is spec'd with a 15mm Rev, then you need the DB15. If for some reason it is coming with the older style 9mm QR, then you need the DB9.

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    Why not just rig up a rack that doesn't require you to remove the front wheel? I have seen many examples of home-made versions that work like a bike rack you you find at a grade school. I haven't used a fork-mount for decades....just seems like a hassle and why handle the mud-caked wheel...call me lazy.....

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