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    Reba Thru Axle Question

    I am used to an older style QR system where if you tighten it down too tight, you can't close the lever. On the other hand, if you don't tighten it enough, you know because the lever feels loose.

    I am using a thru axle for the first time and was confused that the tightness of the lever does not seem to be based on how tight I've screwed in the axle. I am pretty sure the thru axle is screwed in tight, but the lever is pretty easy to close. Opening the lever and screwing the axle in our out does not seem to affect the ease of closing the lever.

    Is this normal on the Reba RL w/ 15mm thru axle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBraves012 View Post
    I am used to an older style QR system where if you tighten it down too tight, you can't close the lever. On the other hand, if you don't tighten it enough, you know because the lever feels loose.

    I am using a thru axle for the first time and was confused that the tightness of the lever does not seem to be based on how tight I've screwed in the axle. I am pretty sure the thru axle is screwed in tight, but the lever is pretty easy to close. Opening the lever and screwing the axle in our out does not seem to affect the ease of closing the lever.

    Is this normal on the Reba RL w/ 15mm thru axle?
    There's an allen screw inside the lever opening that is adjusted to set lever tension. Getting the axle to stay tight takes a bit of tension.

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    Ya, you just need to adjust the set screw that keen mentioned. It's indexed, so just turn it one or two clicks, screw it all the way back into the fork, and see if that helps. Take it out and turn it some more if not. Once you've got it set you'll never had to mess with it again. This is my experience with my 20mm maxle, but I assume the Rockshox 15mm works exactly the same way.

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    +1 on the above responses, but my Reba Team Dual Air and my 2 Totems don't
    need an 2.5mm allen. They are like a QR where you can tighten with your hand only!
    If you are lucky maybe you have one of these 20mm axles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    +1 on the above responses, but my Reba Team Dual Air and my 2 Totems don't
    need an 2.5mm allen. They are like a QR where you can tighten with your hand only!
    If you are lucky maybe you have one of these 20mm axles.
    You probably have the first generation QR Maxles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keen View Post
    You probably have the first generation QR Maxles.
    My Reba is a 2010 and the Totems are 2011's.
    I don't know why RS would make them need allens in a later version.
    I do have to use an allen on my rear 142x12 Maxle though?!?!

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    Thanks

    I REALLY appreciate you taking the time to reply. My wife and I just got new bikes yesterday and they are very different than the 10 year old hardtails we were riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    My Reba is a 2010 and the Totems are 2011's.
    I don't know why RS would make them need allens in a later version.
    I do have to use an allen on my rear 142x12 Maxle though?!?!
    The 20mm Maxle on my '09 Reba Team and '11 RLT Ti both have the 2.5mm Allen adjuster on the lever.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    My Reba is a 2010 and the Totems are 2011's.
    I don't know why RS would make them need allens in a later version.
    I do have to use an allen on my rear 142x12 Maxle though?!?!


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    Ah. Do you turn the non-lever end to tighten them?

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