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    Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    I just converted the rear of my ASR-5 to thru-axle. Which direction should the lever point when it's closed? The Shimano instructions say it should face the front and kinda fit between the chainstay and seatstay. (10 o'clock when looking at it from the disk side) But on my Yeti, the carbon stays are really a single piece at that point so the lever can't really fit between them.

    I typically run my old quick releases facing the rear (3 o'clock) but it looks like people are running thru axles the other way.
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Re: Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    Agreed that 10 o'clock doesn't work on an asr5. Here's how I run mine, more like 1130. It closes fully here without touching the seatstay.



    My lbs always recommended 3 o'clock to avoid it being snagged by branches, but I thought that would me more vulnerable in a direct sideways impact. I feel the way I have it above is tucked away safely.

    To each his own. There's no right answer.

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    I like that better than 3 o'clock. And I like messing with the thru-axle anyway so I'll change it

    Thanks!
    I live with fear and danger every day. And on the weekends she lets me go mountain biking.

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    Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    How bout , out of the way ? It doesn't matter as long as it's tight and clear of moving parts .


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    Clearly this is going to require a poll.

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    Re: Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    I'm not so sure it will require a poll.

    Maybe we should take a poll on whether it will or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procter View Post
    I'm not so sure it will require a poll.

    Maybe we should take a poll on whether it will or not.
    We should vote on that.

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    In a position where you won't fry your fingers on
    a hot rotor when you undo it.

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    My vote is not to vote. On the poll.

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    I should have mentioned that this is a 26" wheeled bike. Does that change the poll?
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    Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    I have mine at 4pm so it serves as some protection in a crash. I'd rather break the handle than have something (or my leg!) hit the brake disc. My $0.02.


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    Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    Can I get a mulligan ? I like mine at 3:00 so I'm more aerodynamic


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    For the love of down hill happiness, never ever point them between 3-9. Technical sections, rogue sticks, odd foot bumps, rocks, and generally being easy to snag coming in our out of a rack and not noticing its been loosened are never worth it. QR or Thru-axle.

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    I have tried few different direction, all have their problem, like dented by rocks, pulled loose by something. My best find or least problem is at 1 o'clock. Hope this help

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    I like mine in the closed position. That way the wheel doesn't come off.
    Hiking is good for you, especially with a bike.

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    I like to rotate the quick release lever throughout my ride in order to spread the weight of the lever out equally.




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    Re: Which way should the rear thru axle lever point when closed?

    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession View Post
    I like to rotate the quick release lever throughout my ride in order to spread the weight of the lever out equally.
    Someone should make a handlebar remote which does this so we don't all need to stop.


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    Shoulda left it

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