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    V3 El Guapo 142x12 rear end

    i remember reading on here a while ago, a forum member was told by Titus at Sea Otter that this year would see a 142x12 conversion kit being brought out for the v3 El Guapo's rear end... has this happened? is it likely to be happening? is it even possible!!?!

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    well, we have not seen a production version of a 29'er EG, or a 650B EG, or a 650B rear triangle conversion kit for 26'er owners, so I would not hold my breath waiting for yet another rumor mill item to be brought to reality.
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    no... you're probably right... but it's nice to dream...

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    What is the lure of 142? 135 thru-bolt is just as stiff, not that hard to remove the wheel either

    I'd much prefer a wider bottom bracket as an upgrade vs 142

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deerhill View Post
    What is the lure of 142? 135 thru-bolt is just as stiff, not that hard to remove the wheel either
    Easier and standardised mounts for the rear wheel, not stiffness. Against the flat sides of 135x12 dropouts they're much easier to fit wheels quickly. This difference is never more apparent than when it's dark, raining and you've just fixed a pinch flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Easier and standardised mounts for the rear wheel, not stiffness. Against the flat sides of 135x12 dropouts they're much easier to fit wheels quickly. This difference is never more apparent than when it's dark, raining and you've just fixed a pinch flat.
    exactly, a rare, rare experience
    breezy shade

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