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    Hope Fatsno Thru Axle Conversion?

    Does anyone know if Hope is going to come out with end caps to make my Hope Hubs compatible with the New Salsa Beargrease Thru Axle frames? I'm not opposed to getting new hubs if necessary - for a 2nd set of Beargrease wheels - but I sure do like the Hope Hubs alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatty In Hamilton View Post
    Does anyone know if Hope is going to come out with end caps to make my Hope Hubs compatible with the New Salsa Beargrease Thru Axle frames? I'm not opposed to getting new hubs if necessary - for a 2nd set of Beargrease wheels - but I sure do like the Hope Hubs alot.
    Sure would be nice if they did to aid in keeping cost down.

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    Can you not use the pro 2 conversion kit?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/hope-pro-2-conversion-kit-15mm-front/rp-prod30152?_$ja=tsid:46412|cgn:Hope+-+Hubs|cn:Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-DT-SE|kw:93702UK_Hope+Pro+2+Conversion+Kit+15mm+Front&gclid=COvS7cbkorkCFTMQtAodpQ8Axw

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    That would be too good to be true.... Do they make that same conversion for the rear? Has anyone tried to pop these in place of the standard QR?

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    Why not ask Hope directly?

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    I called there and didn't get an answer.... which is why I posted here.... figuring maybe someone had tried it......

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    Do you actually have the fatsno hub, or the 170mm pro hub?

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    On the HOPE site they call it the PRO 2 EVO Fatsno hub. I have 2 sets - How can you tell by looking at the hub which one it is?

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    Pretty sure there's only one version. I got mine very early on and they're stamped "Pro2".

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    I spoke to Hope directly and was told no conversion options were available for the Fatsno hubs. But... that was a month or two ago and with all the through-axle options on the horizon that answer may have changed.
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    So - an Upadate from HOPE - The rear hub can be converted to thru axle with some end caps they sell. The front hub is a NO GO - However in the next couple of months there will be a redesign of the front hub which will be convertible.....

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    my Paul hub looks impossible to change to 15mm also
    the inside bearing race is about 15mm so you would not be able to adjust the bearing preload .....
    just in case anyone was wondering
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    Candy is your last name right.....first name Dick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatty In Hamilton View Post
    So - an Upadate from HOPE - The rear hub can be converted to thru axle with some end caps they sell. The front hub is a NO GO - However in the next couple of months there will be a redesign of the front hub which will be convertible.....
    I wanted to use a 10mm DT Swiss thru skewer, and someone at Hope told me the same thing. Then someone at Hope told me that what I needed was two non driveside spacers from a rear hub for the thru skewer. I called the US supplier and they sent me some.

    I wonder if those caps could be drilled and reamed for a 15mm axle? Not sure what the diameter of the tube going through the hub is though. That could be the problem.

    FWIW if you don't have a fork picked out yet the 10mm DT Swis skewer is quite nice and is a decent alternative to the 15mm axle.

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    We popped apart a Hope Fatsno and found a steel axle pressed into the two bearings. A 15mm will not go through. A 9 or 10 will.
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    Hope with thru axle

    Hope Fatsno Thru Axle Conversion?-photo.jpgHere's a hope Fatsno front hub with a 10mm Hadley thru axle. Built for me by Lacemine29. Like one of the posters said, ask for two non-drive side endcaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnt-Orange View Post
    my Paul hub looks impossible to change to 15mm also the inside bearing race is about 15mm so you would not be able to adjust the bearing preload .....
    just in case anyone was wondering
    Seeing the new Fatback carbon fork, I'm actually thinking of doing just that to my Big Boy. No external preload needed if you add a sleeve between the inner races of the two bearings. Done it on my home-made hubs. They held up fine through many years of use.

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    I bought one of those TransFat forks that comes with a new hub but wanted to use my Hope Fatsno hubs instead.

    After spending two weeks sparing with Hope in the UK (US team was clueless) they said they had built up a conversion and will be offering new QR15 Fatsno hubs sometime in November. Tried to get some early parts and they then came back and said the brake rotor offset on the old Fatsno will prevent it from working on the new fork.

    After noodling on it a bit, I sorted out how to use the axle caps, spacer, and seals from the hub that came with new the fork, with the body, seals, and bearings from my old Fatsno. That and some 5mm spacers to get the rotor offset now has me riding on my old Fatsno on the new suspension fork.

    Hope Fatsno Thru Axle Conversion?-img_2031.jpgHope Fatsno Thru Axle Conversion?-img_2030.jpg

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    just ordered a set of rear non-drive side pro 2 end caps for 10mm thru axle to use on my front fatsno hub. pulled off the standard qr end caps and there is a silver axle protruding from both sides. the 10mm rear non-drive side endcaps will not go into place because this axle is in the way. any suggestions? do i remove the axle? i would assume this would weaken the hub

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    The axle can be removed. It supports the QR caps and is the inner bearing surface (outer bearing surface is the hub itself). I don't know how the 10mm caps interact with the Fatsno hub bearings but you can check that after taking the existing axle out. I did find out (the hard way) that the Hope Pro 2 Hub parts do not necessarily work in the Fatsno. Check the Hope website. It provides an exploded view of the hub.
    http://www.hopetech.com/webtop/modul...ntExploded.pdf

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    removed the axle, but the end caps are not the right size. they just wiggle around freely and would fall out if not fixed against the fork when installed.... argh...

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    Wait... The end caps fall into the bearings??
    I thought with that inner tube pressed out the end caps for a 15 thru were too big for the bearings.
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    Where are you guys finding Hadley 10mm through axles for fatsno rear hubs??? They have to be for 170mm width, all I see are 135mm listed online. I got the end caps for mine from Hope and it works just fine. I am using a 10mm titanium aircraft bolt that is long enough, but it uses hex heads on each side. Does anyone make a 10mm quick release skewer long enough to go through the 170mm hub? That would be ideal.

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    hope hubs do that if you don't use the circlip.
    doesn't do much of anything other than slow down popping the wheel back in in the field.

    sun ringle demon hubs don't even have the circlip!!
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    i am talking about the front hub, not the rear hub

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