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    RockShox 15mm axle

    My wife's bike has a Rockshox Sektor on it and it has one of the expanding collet axle like this one
    RockShox 15mm axle-62774.jpg
    Me and Her both hate this axle as the corners of the area you use to loosen or tighten it have gotten bent up and sharp, as we have to take the front wheel off every time we go ride as we use fork up roof rack trays.

    So now on to the question can we replace it with the new style one like this one:
    RockShox 15mm axle-rs_pike_maxle_l.jpg

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    i dont think you can, just by looking at the picture. it looks like the older style is tapered where it seats to the dropouts, where the newer style looks to be flat.

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    I worry about what darkstar says, but it claims to be a drop in replacement for the expanding type. Soon enough my old style axle is going to bend too much to be usable and I'll try out the new B1 type, but until then I'm hoping someone else will take the plunge!

    BTI | Rock Shox Maxle-Lite Q/R 15mm T-A kit, 11-15

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    We may end up being the first to take the plunge, I am sort of hoping that someone owns a pike and also has access to the sektor that could try it out without having to spend the money.

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    According to the Rockshox 2014 spare parts catalogue, where the maxle is listed for the Pike, it says "Maxle Lite 15mm Black (compatible with all RockShox 15mm ta)", so it looks like you can use it.

    Link - http://cdn.sram.com/cdn/farfuture/_v...pc_rev_a_0.pdf

    Page 46 shows the image of the new maxle and page 48 has the relevant part number (00.4318.005.001).
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    So I managed to stumble across someone out on the trail that had a pike so I asked if i could try his axle in my wife's fork and he said sure and let me try and everything seemed to fit so we ordered one from the local bike shop.

    I picked it up and installed it today and everything fits fine and here is a picture.

    RockShox 15mm axle-imgp4563.jpg

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    What does it look like from the side, does it sit flush?

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    Good to hear.

    I ordered one for my Reba recently. It's funny, sometimes I feel like the best upgrades are always small, usability-related things.
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    Excellent. Same conundrum here and I want to replace my older style 15mm front maxle.

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