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    Anthem 142 axle help

    I purchased a used anthem 27.5 frame that did not come with a rear through axle. The thread pitch on the giant frame insert is more coarse than the DT 142x12 axle in my Specalized.

    Does the Giant use a shamino axle without the shamino insert or is it Giant specific? Please post a link to an axle that will work with my new Anthem. I can't wait to get it built. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds2835 View Post
    I purchased a used anthem 27.5 frame that did not come with a rear through axle. The thread pitch on the giant frame insert is more coarse than the DT 142x12 axle in my Specalized.

    Does the Giant use a shamino axle without the shamino insert or is it Giant specific? Please post a link to an axle that will work with my new Anthem. I can't wait to get it built. Thanks!

    Just went through this with my anthem 27.5 frame.
    The website said it came with a Dt Swiss 142 axle, but my frame only had a qr skewer. Tried to install a dt Swiss axle and the thread pitch did not match.

    Contacted giant and they said website is wrong and aluminum frames do not come with 142 axles. My LBS got giant to send an axle and it was clearly made by dt Swiss but with different threads. Annoying proprietary threads from Giant.

    Have no idea if a shimano axle would work. It all depends on matching the threads on the frame. Your best bet might be to have a giant dealer order an axle.

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    Surprised me too. Hoping to source one through a local dealer. Anyone need a DT Swiss 12x142 fine thread thru-axle...let me know.
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    Same thing happened to me when I bought my Giant Trance frame-set. My LBS called Giant, and it seems to be a common problem. They sent me another axle that had the correct threads, that would work.

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    I have the conversion parts but haven't pulled the trigger on a 12x142 skewer for this reason, I read some people saying its proprietary but my LBS says any DT Swiss 12x142 skewer should work, crazy.
    I think its just because my dealer hasn't ordered one yet possibly.
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    The regular DT Swiss is the wrong thread pattern without a doubt.
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