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  1. #1
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    running 15mm thru-axle on traverse wheelset

    cross-posted in the wheels forum..

    I bought the wheels off a 2012 Stumpy EVO hardtail. They are the regular Traverse wheelset. My understanding is that they have dt swiss 240 hub internals.

    I run a 15mm thru axle, which didn't fit the stock end caps. So I bought these:
    Universal Cycles -- DT Swiss 15mm Thru Axle Conversion Kits

    Well, that didn't work When I pulled off the existing endcaps, there was an axle sticking out. It measured 24mm in wide. The bearings block the end caps from being fully inserted.

    With end cap
    <a href="" title="photo 1"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="photo 1"></a>

    without end cap
    <a href="" title="photo 2"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="photo 2"></a>

    closeup of bearings and axle
    <a href="" title="photo 3"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="photo 3"></a>

    Wrong end cap or am I wrong about the hubs being DT Swiss?

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    You need the Roval endcaps. You order those thru a specialized dealer. The rear hub works with DT end caps, but the front uses the Roval ones.

    Make sure you order the Traverse endcaps because a lot of the Control and Control trail front hubs only go to 15mm and there caps wont fit on the 20mm Traverse hub.
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