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  1. #1
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    Noob wheel builder question

    So I'm going to be building my first wheelset and I feel a bit like an idiot but here it goes anyway. I have a 2012 trek superfly al 100 elite and I'm wondering what hub to get for the front. Will a 15mm qr hub fit on current fork? If not what will work for me? After a 15 year hiatus from mountain biking I feel a little lost with all of the different choices. Thanks for any help you can offer up

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    I don't remember what the 12 Elite came with... Whatever you have now, is the type you need. It should be fairly obvious if your fork takes a 15mm thru axle or a 9mm standard hub with a 5mm skewer. The hub type can't be can't be changed without changing the fork.
    Worked at Trek/Fisher dealer 2008-2013. Only a little biased.

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    I have a 2012 trek superfly 100 al elite too and no we don't have a 15qr we have a 9mm standard.

    we have to get new fork bottoms to run a 15qr and matching wheel/hub. For new Fox fork bottoms it's apparently approx $200 i just started the researched but hope that helps

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    I highly suggest that you builds up your front wheel with something like a Hope Pro2 EVO that uses end caps, so switching axle size is simply a matter of switching end caps. There are a number of different brands who offer this sort of solution, just Hope is one I'm familiar with, is inexpensive and very popular. Front Pro2 will do QR, 15mm, 20mm and I think even 32mm.
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