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    Alternate Thru-Axles for Specialized Fatboy

    Greetings All!
    I have a Carbon Fatboy and I strongly dislike the 5mm hex wrench thru axles. Does anyone know of a thru axle I can purchase for my bike that has a lever? I take the front wheel off often to put it in my car and it would be more convenient to not have the 5mm wrench to install the wheel. I have a Beargrease as well and the DT Swiss axle that comes with it will not work because it is for a flush mount and the Fatboy is concave. Give me suggestions. (that are hopefully more economical than the I9 Matchsticks)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Those seem to be just the typical skewers with the flat end. Looking for a more specific one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodvibe View Post
    Those seem to be just the typical skewers with the flat end. Looking for a more specific one.
    Sorry. What I know about skewers could fill a thimble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodvibe View Post
    ...the Fatboy is concave. Give me suggestions. (that are hopefully more economical than the I9 Matchsticks)
    thru axles with concave surfaces are pretty specific and not easy to find. might wanna visit a specialized dealer.

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    I actually like the look of them, nice and clean. But I see the trouble if you are taking the wheel off often.

    One simple solution is just get a small multi-tool you carry in a saddle bag or frame so you always have the 5mm hex with the bike. I used to have a crank Bros in a saddle bag until I found the much smaller/lighter Specialized EMT tool that clips on to the bottom of a Spesh bottle cage.

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