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    142 x 12mm axle .. options?

    Just picked up a lightly used 2012 5-spot frame for my wife, and the rear thru axle was not included. I can see what new frames are shipping with from the Turner site:
    Axle Included! A 142x12 DT-Swiss Aluminum RWS to be specific | Turner Blog

    But, when shopping the internet, the DT Swiss that I find seem to have a tapered/beveled piece, which is for the X12 system, i suppose.

    DT Swiss RWS X-12 Alloy | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Can someone point me to the correct rear axle to buy? And are their other (cheaper) options for a 12mm rear axle that will work with Turners?

    thanks-tom

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    There is only one 142x12 thru axle by DT Swiss, not sure what you mean by tapered.
    DT Swiss - RWS for X-12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer.2 View Post
    There is only one 142x12 thru axle by DT Swiss, not sure what you mean by tapered.
    DT Swiss - RWS for X-12
    Yes, seems that is the right one, but if you zoom into that image you'll see that the axle is beveled where it contacts the frame on the non-drive side. I don't see this type of interface on the frame, it is flat. Maybe there is another piece that needs to be used between the frame and the DT Swiss axle. The pictures from Turner appear to show a metal piece in there, that is not part of the axle on the DT Swiss web site. I'll call Turner on monday to get clarification on this.

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    Turner's is different from the standard one. Besides the bevel/flat difference on the brake side, the thread pitch is different on the drive side.

    Call them and get the right one!
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    Thanks kosmo. Almost bought the 'standard' one..

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    You can also use the Rock Shox Maxle. My DT creaked and I ended up replacing it with the Maxle, has worked very well.

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    Do you guys know if a specialized 142+ rear hub would fit in a Czar ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR View Post
    Do you guys know if a specialized 142+ rear hub would fit in a Czar ?
    Yes. I've been running one from the beginning. A little "workaround" is required.

    Simply take the cassette lockring and remove about 1 mm from it. I just rubbed mine randomly back and forth on a sanding block. When you get to about 0.040" of clearance between the lockring and the dropout with everything tightened up, you're good to go.

    I just used some old automotive feeler gages for this -- you know, from when cars needed spark plugs cleaned/replaced and gapped regularly?!

    It's a tight fit, but I've had zero issues with this approach, and it's also been working perfectly for over a year on my Sultan.
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    Thanks for your answer Kosmo !
    Did you use an aluminium or steel lockring ?

    By the way is your Czar an XL ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20.100 FR View Post
    Thanks for your answer Kosmo !
    Did you use an aluminium or steel lockring ?

    By the way is your Czar an XL ?
    I'm pretty sure it is aluminum, and I am positive it is the standard XT lockring. Do not be tempted to use an old steel one that looks thinner to start with. I tried that, and it turned out to be for a 12t cog. It did not want to let the chain all the way down onto the 11t we all use these days. XL Czar.
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