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    Need wheel good advice , please

    I have a pair of Easton havoc rims (09?)
    24 spokes. It came with spacers to allow for 9/20 mm axle.
    I'd like to put them on a marzocchi fork
    With a QR 15 axle.
    Can't find a adapter & Easton offers little to no support.
    I guess my other option is a new front hub. I was looking at " hope" hubs.
    Hope pro two evo QR15
    Would this work ?
    Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    think so, hope front hubs are supposed to be easy to convert between sizes due to having end caps that you can swap. awesome hubs. if you can find the adapter for your hub that would probably be the best way (by that i mean cheapest way)

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    It looks like the axles on the Havoc's are different from most of their other hubs. And it doesn't look like there is 15mm option.

    http://www.eastoncycling.com/bike/wp...Front-2012.pdf

    But even saying that, I'd call around to shops that carry Easton wheels and see if they have an inside knowledge. Perhaps they know of another hub that can supply end caps that will work.

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    I can machine up parts on the lathe , but I don't think I should have to!!
    These rims are not that old & rare or produced in small numbers by a small company.
    I guess an easier solution would be for me to stop buying Easton products.

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    It shouldn't be too hard for you to copy the 20mm end caps then, just reduce the diameter of the hole on your lathe.

    Or even easier, could you not just make a small bushing to reduce the size of the hole on each end cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    It shouldn't be too hard for you to copy the 20mm end caps then, just reduce the diameter of the hole on your lathe.

    Or even easier, could you not just make a small bushing to reduce the size of the hole on each end cap?
    Yes , both options are doable But my point is why wouldn't a large company like Easton offer better support. ?
    In any case , after one season , my ceramic bearings were toast , so I may just try to get a better hub that will work with the rim. And that is where I could use some advice.
    (Thanx for your advice btw )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadmos View Post
    It shouldn't be too hard for you to copy the 20mm end caps then, just reduce the diameter of the hole on your lathe.

    Or even easier, could you not just make a small bushing to reduce the size of the hole on each end cap?
    don't forget to take 5mm off each end. 20mm through are 110mm wide. 15mm through are 100mm wide..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    I guess an easier solution would be for me to stop buying Easton products.
    I haven't been thrilled with the bearing life in some Easton wheels myself...
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    ........ so I may just try to get a better hub that will work with the rim. And that is where I could use some advice.
    (Thanx for your advice btw )
    A Hope PRO 2 will serve you well. Light, tough, easy to service, very adaptable. I've built two wheelsets with Hope Pros', and will likely use them again when I build another.

    EDIT: Too bad they don't make them in 24 hole
    Last edited by nickboers; 01-04-2013 at 12:58 PM.

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    i think i have 15QR adapter that i was using with Easton Haven wheels. could it be the answer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    i think i have 15QR adapter that i was using with Easton Haven wheels. could it be the answer?
    I was told that it wouldn't
    But " bike bling " might have something !

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    Any further hub discussion ended with the word Hope.

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    Had success with Hopes, however I haven't seen any drilled 24 hole except the Mono which is a 'road' hub and a 9mm QR (could always e-mail Hope)

    How about Tune Princess 15 - available in 24 holes

    Edit: Or King 15

    The Princess is Aluminum/Carbon, King is Alloy

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Any further hub discussion ended with the word Hope.
    I try to live a good life , cause I heard there's
    " no hope in hell "

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    Oh Well, Easton can't get me a 15 mm axle conversion for my havoc rims.
    Looks like a new rim.
    Won't be Easton.
    Any suggestions for a free ride / xc rims
    Lots of rocks , small drops ???
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