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    DT Swiss 177 axle

    A buddy was telling me his DT Swiss rear axle snapped on him at a bevel where the threads start and that it was a common problem. I have a Ventana El Gordo that I run 29+ that has a 177mm rear with the DT axle. I checked mine and didn't see a bevel, was thinking maybe it was an earlier axle (mine is a 2014, his is a few years newer) or maybe where mine is a 177 (his was 148) that maybe mine was made a bit stronger. Any ideas or heard of this happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kendunn View Post
    A buddy was telling me his DT Swiss rear axle snapped on him at a bevel where the threads start and that it was a common problem. I have a Ventana El Gordo that I run 29+ that has a 177mm rear with the DT axle. I checked mine and didn't see a bevel, was thinking maybe it was an earlier axle (mine is a 2014, his is a few years newer) or maybe where mine is a 177 (his was 148) that maybe mine was made a bit stronger. Any ideas or heard of this happening?

    There are no threads in/on the DT 170/177 axle.

    Regardless of that, I've built literally hundreds of DT 177 hubs and thousands of DT 135/142/148/157 hubs. I have yet to see a broken axle on any of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    There are no threads in/on the DT 170/177 axle.

    Regardless of that, I've built literally hundreds of DT 177 hubs and thousands of DT 135/142/148/157 hubs. I have yet to see a broken axle on any of these.
    It certainly is a DT Swiss, threaded, and in a Hope 177 Fatsno hub. Not sure if its something special or what.
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    These axles come with the bike and as such, may or may not be speced by DT Swiss, in this case, that is definitely a DT Swiss axle. My Pivot and my Turner both come with a DT Swiss rear axle too. The axle comes with the frame, not the hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kendunn View Post
    It certainly is a DT Swiss, threaded, and in a Hope 177 Fatsno hub. Not sure if its something special or what.
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    Ah -- we're having a terminology problem.

    Technically the axle is part of the hub. The axles on DT Swiss 177 hubs don't have threads.

    What you've shown a picture of is the thru-axle, and you are correct that is a DT Swiss RWS.

    Certainly not a common problem -- not sure I've ever heard of a failure before this one.

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