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    Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 2010 drop out, stiffening rear end

    Hi,
    I'm happy owner of the SXC 50 2010'.

    I would like to stiffen the rear triangle.
    I need to buy a Conversion Kit for my DT Hugi/440 QR hub.

    What I've found is this: Bikeman DT Swiss Rear Conversion Kit for Quick Release to 10mm Thru Axle Bolt
    + I would need to buy an axle: DT Swiss 10x135mm Thru Bolt RWS Rear Skewer - Pro Bike Supply
    However I heard that DT RWS is not that good- it's made of plastic and has stiffness similar to QR. Is that true?

    Is it worth the price? Or should I stay with QR?

    I heard good opinions about the Maxle, but it's twice the price and Slayer SXC does not have a 12mm drop outs...

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    Those conversion kits are for the 240/190 hubs, according to this DT Swiss chart there is no rear hub conversion kit available for a 440 hub

    http://www.dtswiss.com/Resources/Ima..._Kit_Style.pdf

    Those 10mm RWS axles in that link have alloy handles, and are worth every penny for being able to stiffen up a rear triangle. You can get them nice and snug compared to a lever type QR. The older plastic handle RWS axles didn't survive impacts, but they were bigger and bulkier.

    Interesting, this website shows this rear conversion kit works on the 440.

    10x135mm Q/R >10x135mm T-B (rear (IS/CL): 240s,440FR / 1540)

    Item #: 17013-39748
    Mfg#: LBHDNX001803
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Thanks for the reply Rocky

    I think this is just some misunderstanding. I've encountered few sites/ebay auctions and even when the item number was the same, the description was very different(on some compatible with 240/190 and on the other compatible with 240/440 etc.)
    Anyway I think I'll contact DT Swiss distributor and if it's not compatible I'll write here again.

    Thanks for the info about the RWS!
    I made a mistake with my opinion about the RWS. Plastic ones was the previous model and they were very weak.

    About axles I've found:
    very strong and stiff: http://www.balleracing.com/Hadley/Hadley10mmAxle.htm\
    cheap, good, nice looking: Superstar Components - High Spec Parts For Peanuts

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    I've got the 10mm DT Swiss RWS rear thru axles on all my 26" wheelsets now, they are much more secure than a typical lever type QR.
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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