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    New question here. 12X142 rear axles?

    If I have a bike with 12X142 rear axle, can I use both the X-12 Thru axle and the Rock shox Maxle Light 12X142 Thru axle?Do they do the same thing but with different names?

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    Yes, I'd think so.

    Edit: Sorry. I answewed too fast. I meant that 142x12mm hubs fit all types of 142x12mm axles, but that's the answer to an entirely different question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belse View Post
    If I have a bike with 12X142 rear axle, can I use both the X-12 Thru axle and the Rock shox Maxle Light 12X142 Thru axle?Do they do the same thing but with different names?
    No.

    X-12, Maxle, DT 142RWS and Shimano E-Thru all share the 142x12mm axle size, but they all have different fittings in the frame.

    If you've got a frame with 142x12 that you needs a new axle, you need to replace like for like, you can't swap from Syntace X12 to Maxle, the Maxle won't fit.

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    I know that the Shimano E-Thru is different but I think that IVe read somewhere that the X-12 and the Maxle share the same frame fittings but I can`t find that article now. If I have a frame and I don`t know wich axle it`s made for, what should I look for to know wich type of axle it`s made for?

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    Re: Your frame. Pics or exact model please.

    Maxle and X12 are different.

    Maxle threads directly into the frame on the drive side, with the lever/expanding wedge on the brake side.

    X12 uses a conical wedge on both sides of the frame, the axle threads into the drive side wedge and the tension locks it in place against machined surfaces on the frame. There are no threads at all in the frame itself.

    They aren't cross compatible, trying to fit them together will only lead to disappointment!

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