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    Extralite Thru Axle RockShox reviews?

    Hi guys

    Any first hand impressions on this black weight weenie?

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    For now, they just have the DT Swiss model ready…

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    The weight (25g) is certainly awesome, but the big drawback for me would be that it uses an 8mm allen key. My Lezyne multitool does not have one of those (and they are a disappearing thing on modern multi-tools now that square taper cranks are a thing of the past). Once you add the weight of a separate 8mm allen key (or a bigger, bulkier multitool that includes an 8mm allen key) then the weight savings of this over say the Carbon-Ti thru axle (37g) is erased. Can you get a 12g 8mm allen key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    Can you get a 12g 8mm allen key?
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    The carbon Ti and (and I think the FRM) QR15 bolt thru axles use 5mm hex.
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    Want one of these allen key "bolt on" skewer type QR15 axle's for my Fox F29!!! I saw that a few Fox riders are using something similar that "saves 40g" from the stock QR15. Where's the best source to pick one of these up in the states.
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    TigWorld, the 8mm is on a couple mini multi tools. One of them is a Lezyne, the other is generic with a slide on 8mm cap, and it's very mini, could fit into a change pocket in jeans. This tool is helpful because it fits the non drive side Truvativ crank arm bolt for external BB cranksets, specifically helped a fellow Bike Party rider to get his bike's crank arm that had fallen off from lack of maintenance.
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    You're right, my Lezyne does have an 8mm on it. Fairwheelbikes in the States is probably your best bet.

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    Any place to get these in the U.S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuzitsmyUSofwtvr View Post
    Any place to get these in the U.S?
    https://fairwheelbikes.com/extralite...le-p-6494.html

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    The main reason I got the Carbon-Ti, instead of the Extralite, is that the Extralite has the allen groove on the thread side (needs to be tighten counterclockwise). Many torque wrenches are clockwise only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigWorld View Post
    The weight (25g) is certainly awesome, but the big drawback for me would be that it uses an 8mm allen key.
    Where do you get 8mm from? They all use 6mm, it's even printed on the axles themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole View Post
    Where do you get 8mm from? They all use 6mm, it's even printed on the axles themselves.
    They must have changed them mid-production. See this from their face book page:

    https://www.facebook.com/ExtraliteRa...levant_count=1


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    Yeah, they are different now. 6mm allen on the head side rather than the thread side. I just ordered a Rockshox 15mm and Santa Cruz 142.
    Keep the Country country.

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    I got them - they are great at holding the wheels in place and very light :-)

    But since I often has to take the wheels off my bike I has began to use these for race only. For daily use it's easier with a Rock Shox 15mm qr and DT Swiss 142x12mm qr.

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    Very cool upgrade...

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    Can someone explain to me what they mean by the "self-lubing washer" on these things? Aside from sounding dirty, what exactly do they mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Can someone explain to me what they mean by the "self-lubing washer" on these things? Aside from sounding dirty, what exactly do they mean?
    It means the washers are made of oil impregnated sintered bronze.

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    Just purchased the EXTRALITE 12 x 142 mm Maxle 142 and I have never been so disappointed buying light weight products before.


    1. Design) having the internal hex in the drive side means that many mini tools 6 mm Allen long enough to remove the axle.

    2. Thread) the machining of the thread on the axel is very bad meaning that the tightening of the axle become difficult.

    3. Fit) the axle have too narrow tolerance and dismantle of the axle is more or less impossible. Tool used to drag it out!

    This was my first and last part from EXTRALITE. I have just place order for the equal product from Carbon Ti and hope this one will be much better.

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    I bought an Extralite for the RS on my Epic. Great piece. I like it so much I just ordered a front and rear set for my Les.

    Wouldn't break my heart if QR skewers went away as OEM spec.

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    Is it really worth $230 for a pair of these? What are you really gaining over a 15QR (or 12x142 Maxle?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars K. P. View Post
    ...I have just place order for the equal product from Carbon Ti and hope this one will be much better.
    I have the Carbon Ti version and the Tune DC15 and for ease of use I prefer the Carbon Ti. It's easy to do up and undo because the allen head is on the end that you'd expect it to be, so when you turn it you can push on the axle to have it engage with the threads. With the extralite, it looks like you'd need to push on the axle with one hand and then use the other to rotate it will your allen key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Yeah, they are different now. 6mm allen on the head side rather than the thread side. I just ordered a Rockshox 15mm and Santa Cruz 142.

    Which Extralite rear axle (part #) did you order for your SC? and does it fit?

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    So they all have the hex on the thread end. Since it's a 6mm hex that means it doesn't work with Santa Cruz. Hopefully they make a 5mm model of the Scott axle to fit Santa Cruz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    So they all have the hex on the thread end. Since it's a 6mm hex that means it doesn't work with Santa Cruz. Hopefully they make a 5mm model of the Scott axle to fit Santa Cruz.
    So....is there any way to modify the SC drive side to take the 6mm hex or have a 142mm long 6mm hex key to tighten the axle from the non-drive side....it can work?

    edit: looks like you could have the 5mm "nut-washer" that secures the hanger drilled out to say 8/10mm allowing you to put the a 6mm hex through to secure the axles.....

    you could "slot" the 5mm "nut-washer" to enable it to be secured woth a large flat blade screwdriver...
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    The derailleur hanger nut is a 6mm hex. If it was 8mm this would work or if the axle was 5mm (like the V10 axle) it would work. If you don't mind taking the time you can remove the nut, tighten the axle, then re-install the nut. I contacted Extralite and am waiting for a response.
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