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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




    ******UPDATE****** The axle Part Number from when this was originally talked about, and figured out has changed to 00.4318.005.006 the link for the part on BTI's Website is BTI | Rock Shox Maxle-Ultimate Road Q/R 15x100mm T-A kit******UPDATE******
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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.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Excellent. Same conundrum here and I want to replace my older style 15mm front maxle.

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    Resurrecting and old thread since I've just run into a problem trying to upgrade to the new lever. I was sent a 00.4318.005.001 Maxle Ultimate which appears too long to replace my 15x100 Maxle Lite. Did I get sent the wrong part or do I need a different part number?
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    What fork are you currently running? The Maxle ultimate is for the Pike RCT3/RC/DJ and RS-1 forks.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Looks like they may have sent you the Boost 15 x 110 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmckechnie View Post
    Looks like they may have sent you the Boost 15 x 110 version.
    I have to agree with this statement, as the one they sent you is about 10mm longer, i wouldn't contact whoever you got it from.

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    Ok, thanks for the feedback since I'm also looking for the new lever (version B?) 15x100 Maxle Lite 15mm that the OP found. Can anyone confirm the correct part number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharT View Post
    Ok, thanks for the feedback since I'm also looking for the new lever (version B?) 15x100 Maxle Lite 15mm that the OP found. Can anyone confirm the correct part number?
    this is what i had ordered

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

    you can use this link to find a bikeshop near you that can order from BTI
    BTI | Store Locator

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    Ah upon further research it looks like they changed the part number

    I think this might be the one you want
    BTI | Rock Shox Maxle-Ultimate Road Q/R 15x100mm T-A kit


    here are the search results for maxle on bti
    BTI | products matching "maxle"

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    I contacted the seller and they reiterated that 00.4318.005.001 is for Pike/RS1 only. It's possible that RockShox changed part numbers and they certainly changed the name from Maxle Lite to Maxle Ultimate. The Maxle Lite XC, which is what I originally have, seems to have a newer version called Maxle Lite 15mm.

    I'll check the dimensions of my Maxle against the 00.4318.005.006 part that you posted. The first difference that stands out to me is the threaded section of 12mm on the road Maxle versus 9mm on the off-road applications.

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    Okay, I just received 00.4318.005.006 which looks like the correct replacement with the new style lever. So, maybe Rockshox changed their part numbers or whatever, but 00.4318.005.001 is NOT the replacement for the old 00.4318.005.002 Maxle Lite. Order 00.4318.005.006 also described as "Maxle-Ultimate Road 15x100mm."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharT View Post
    Okay, I just received 00.4318.005.006 which looks like the correct replacement with the new style lever. So, maybe Rockshox changed their part numbers or whatever, but 00.4318.005.001 is NOT the replacement for the old 00.4318.005.002 Maxle Lite. Order 00.4318.005.006 also described as "Maxle-Ultimate Road 15x100mm."

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    Awsome, enjoy the new axle, I will put an update in the original post so that no one else makes the same mistake. Shame they made it so complicated.

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