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    12x142 Kona standard

    What is the 12x142 standard used by Kona? X-12, Syntace, SRAM, Shimano, proprietary? I am going to put the 12x142 dropouts on my Unit and need to know which axle to buy. I really like the price and idea of the DT Swiss RWS, will it work? I am really confused. Kona told me that the Rock shox and Shimano ones fit. What is the standard Kona one like? Can I buy the Kona one from Kona when I order the Dropouts? I'm guessing they are all QR style levers? I am sorry if this question has been answered but I have been searching for 2 days and my Google-Fu is usually pretty good. If you have a link to more info I would love that as well. Thanks.

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    I used a SRAM Maxle on my Honzo when my 142x12 dropouts arrived. Worked perfectly.

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    My 2014 Explosif frame also used the RS Maxle.

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    they use the RS Maxle standard. some of their bikes come with an actual RS Maxle axle (SRAM), others come with a Kona branded axle which is probably an Asian sourced, cheaper axle that fits the same Maxle standard.

    maybe your bike shop can get the Kona axle cheaper?

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    12x142 Kona standard

    A quick e mail to DT Swiss this morning confirmed.

    From DT Swiss:

    We do not have any Maxle cross compatible RWS thru-axles, sorry.

    Oh well Maxle it is then.


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    I'd very much like to have a non-qr so if anyone find one and let me know I'd appreciate it! So far my own search has turned up nada.

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    12x142 Kona standard

    It's not actually a QR when you buy the Maxle. It's threaded and then the lever actuates an expansion plug.


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