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    Will the DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt work with horizontal dropouts single speed?

    Hi
    I converted my transam to single speed.
    It has horizontal dropouts and I dont have an axle that fits. The dropout is for 135x10.
    I found this one and I'm not sure if it will work with horizontal dropouts ss.

    Anyone has any experience with it?
    https://www.dtswiss.com/Components/R...S-Thru-bolt-en
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    Should work with no problem. I ran one on my original Tallboy to help stiffen up the rear end. The dropouts on the rear of most QR frames are 135x10.
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    are you sure your hub will take the 10mm TA? a 10mm QR is not the same thing.

    but to answer the original question, yes, the 10mm TA will fit.
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    I use the DT front wheel RWS and their 135mm bolt option on the rear (similar to Chris King FunBolts) for a couple of custom steel single speed frames with sliders. Both CK and DT rear bolts still slip toward the drive side on log rides with lots of climbing for me. I am going EBB with standard dropout on my next SS frame (like I had on my Niner SIR 9 w/ standard rear dropout that worked like a champ).

    I use a Hadley H500260-CLR 10mm X 1.25mm X 166mm thru axle on one of my standard dropout 29er hard tail frames that I've bent multiple rear skewers on. That one has CK rear hub with the standard axle end caps removed. I imagine you can do the same with a DT rear hub.

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    1+ for Hadley thru bolt.

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    Hadley ftw.

    But yes, DT swiss 10mm bolt in track ends will fit. No idea of slippage though, chain tensioners?
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I got an official word from DT and they told me it is not suitable for Horizontal Dropouts
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    Quote Originally Posted by we78 View Post
    I got an official word from DT and they told me it is not suitable for Horizontal Dropouts
    I ran a DT350 rear hub with the 135x10 DT RWS Skewer on a SS Surly Krampus for about 6 months. I'm a 200lb masher and it never once moved.

    YMMV but it worked nicely for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by we78 View Post
    I got an official word from DT and they told me it is not suitable for Horizontal Dropouts
    Bah. Worst case scenario, use 10mm chain tensioners...
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    are you sure your hub will take the 10mm TA? a 10mm QR is not the same thing.

    but to answer the original question, yes, the 10mm TA will fit.
    X2


    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    Bah. Worst case scenario, use 10mm chain tensioners...
    X2, but I would just bolt it on and use some chain tugs like the Redlines, is what I use even with my bolt on axles. I'm 190lb aggressive rider and this ensures the axle never moves and makes it so easy to fix flats and still put the wheel back on in same place with same chain tension.

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