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    Can I adapt a standard QR rear wheel to Maxle rear axle frame?

    I have a XT 20mm wheelset and the rear wheel is standard QR. I'd like to know if there is any way to adapt it to a frame that uses a Maxle rear axle 12x135.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    I have a XT 20mm wheelset and the rear wheel is standard QR. I'd like to know if there is any way to adapt it to a frame that uses a Maxle rear axle 12x135.

    Thanks in advance.
    With certain other hubs yes, but unfortunately the XT hub is not adaptable

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    If your frame has replaceable dropouts, you can put standard 10mm dropouts in

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    The frame would be the new Mojo HD. Guess it doesn't have replaceable dropouts. Is that the only way? If it is, I'll have to sell my wheelset...

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    12x135 hubs are cheaper than a new wheelset.

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    You bought a Mojo HD without knowing what you were getting? Then you shouldn't worry, they're only XT wheels anyways. Now's the time to get yourself some badass wheels too...go on, you deserve it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    You bought a Mojo HD without knowing what you were getting? Then you shouldn't worry, they're only XT wheels anyways. Now's the time to get yourself some badass wheels too...go on, you deserve it
    Yes, I guess I do deserve it...

    But I got them around 6-8 months ago, when I ordered a Nomad that was never delivered by SC, so I dropped the order and the wheels are sitting around since then. Now that the HD shows up, I was glad I could use them, but it turns out that I can't. So, the only thing I can do is to sell them and get some money for a custom build wheelset or the new Iodines with 12x135 rear axle made specially for Ibis by CB to run on the HD.

    I'm now considering selling my 575 and go all the way Ibis. Keep my SL and go for a HD. Anyway, it doesn't make me less of a fool. Damn it. But now I guess I learned...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black RONIN
    Yes, I guess I do deserve it...

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    Yep, after getting a set of wheels for a bike you didn't get, then didn't use and then get a bike with a spec you didn't understand, to work with wheels that won't....yes, you do. Sounds like you'll come out of it just fine, though
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    It was a series of unfortunate events. I always loved these wheels, so once, when I had the chance of getting them, and had where to fit them, I let them pass. When I ordered the Nomad, I thought SC was a company serious enough to deliver my bike on time, which I pre-paid, so after ordering the bike I had another chance of getting the wheelset and it was no brainer for me, I got them, as I thought I was going to get my Nomad from SC. I saw a lot of people getting their Nomads, but I was not. After a series of made-up excuses, and almost after a 6-month wait, I dropped the order on the Nomad 2. After that, I decided to get me a new Revelation to use it with the wheels on my 575. The Rev came in, but had leaking seals, just blowing fluid everywhere and the shop couldn't replace the Rev because they weren't available at RS, maybe because of those issues. So I got a Fox TALAS instead. That's it. But I'm already planning to sell it, it's new, so someone eventually will buy it. That's not a big deal. Shame I won't get to use them. But that's fine too. In the end, wheels are just wheels.

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