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    Who Makes 142x12 Axles?

    Besides DT and Syntace? My DT seems like it could be lighter.
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    Shimano XTR @ 89gr. Not quite as light as the DT axle.

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    You can try FRM and Syntace, they are the lightest.

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    1x10 IS SO FINE on my 21.9 lbs IBIS SL-R
    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    tune & pop products also
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrl View Post
    tune & pop products also
    you got any links to Tune or Pop 12x142? i can't find any info
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    1x10 IS SO FINE on my 21.9 lbs IBIS SL-R
    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    Dam it. Syntace is to short for the IBIS SLR.
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    1x10 IS SO FINE on my 21.9 lbs IBIS SL-R
    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    syntace X-12 is slight different from most 142x12 frame droputs, the head is sferic, while most are plane
    I don't know how tune is
    I hope superstar make them (like 135x12), they would be light and cheap

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    The 142 X-12 is a separate standard from Shimano 142. X-12 uses a rounded seat for the bolt head on the left side. Shimano uses flat. Hubs are the same for both, but you have to buy the correct bolt for your frame.

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    Are both 142s the same thread or is shimano the bigger thread like Maxle 135? I go a DT X12 axle for my Scott but then found that my dropout has flat face. I replaced the axle's conical washer with a flat one and all is good. Is my frame the Shimano standard?
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    The Syntace bolt on axle is very nice. Fit my Stumpjumper frame perfectly (tucked right into the dropout, like it was made for it). Not as pretty as the Specialized/DT Swiss lever axle that it replaced, but almost an ounce lighter and the simplicity is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt View Post
    Are both 142s the same thread or is shimano the bigger thread like Maxle 135? I go a DT X12 axle for my Scott but then found that my dropout has flat face. I replaced the axle's conical washer with a flat one and all is good. Is my frame the Shimano standard?
    I have a scott genius LT with 142x12, flat interface, so shimano standard
    And it came with the DT 142x12 axle (also flat), with a very good weight, 62g, with RWS lever system.

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    Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I'm trying to find the lightest 142x12 axle for my bike and need some help.

    I have a 2012 Kona King Kahuna and it uses the Shimano 142x12 axle with the threaded nut with the grooves that is held in place by two set screws through the frame.

    Can I use the X12 axle and insert in place of the Shimano system?

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    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerboyj17 View Post
    Can I use the X12 axle and insert in place of the Shimano system?
    The threading of the nut should be the same as the syntace x-12, but you need to measure the length of your existing shimano axle to see if the syntace will be long enough. Also, as other's have stated, the X12 system uses a conical washer, which you'll probably have to replace with a flat washer of some type.

    But post up some pics of your dropouts to paint a better picture of what you have. I recently fitted an X12 axle to my Nomad and it was shorter than the RWS axle that came with the frame, but there was enough thread engagement to work. I also had to ditch the conical washer to use it and make a new flat washer in it's place.

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    Nice!

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    Problema compatibilitÓ Perno Syntace x12

    This thread shows the exact frame that I have. It appears as though the Shimano 142x12 axle is not compatible with the Syntace X12 system as they have different threads. Can anybody confirm this? I don't speak Italian.

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    The Syntace X-12 has a beveled seat on the side opposite the threads, they are not compatible with the Shimano, Kona or the Formula axle that comes on the Rocky Mountain
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerboyj17 View Post
    Problema compatibilitÓ Perno Syntace x12

    This thread shows the exact frame that I have. It appears as though the Shimano 142x12 axle is not compatible with the Syntace X12 system as they have different threads. Can anybody confirm this? I don't speak Italian.
    He shows a photo of 2 axles. The bottom one is a Syntace and it's thread look like a DT. The top one with the cam lever looks to have courser threads, like a Maxle.
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    Tune will be available only this spring.

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    What about the Rockshox Maxle Lite? I'm not sure what it weighs but I'm also looking for a looking for a 12 x 142 for my Pivot 5.7 c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    What about the Rockshox Maxle Lite? I'm not sure what it weighs but I'm also looking for a looking for a 12 x 142 for my Pivot 5.7 c
    Read this whole thread and decide if your frame uses the Rockshox, Shimano, or DT/Syntace system.
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    My interface is flat so looks to be Shimanno, the Rockshox system used on the pivot 5.7 c a have a flat interface, but I'm not finding any info on weight of the Rockshox maxle lite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I'm not finding any info on weight of the Rockshox maxle lite.
    MY 135x12 maxle light is 71 grams. My guess is the 142x12 is very close to that (maybe 75-ish?).

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