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    Stans ZTR 12x135mm WTF Rear

    Just got a set of Stans ZTR Flows from wiggle.com
    Thought I got a pretty good deal, and still think I probably did but.....

    They've got a 12mm x 135mm rear hub. WTF, I've never even heard of that. Seems like there's a reason I got a good deal
    Guess I'll be needing some kind of conversion kit. That will nicely offset some of the "deal" I got.

    Can anyone explain this to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Just got a set of Stans ZTR Flows from wiggle.com
    Thought I got a pretty good deal, and still think I probably did but.....

    They've got a 12mm x 135mm rear hub. WTF, I've never even heard of that. Seems like there's a reason I got a good deal
    Guess I'll be needing some kind of conversion kit. That will nicely offset some of the "deal" I got.

    Can anyone explain this to me?
    Did you read the product description before jumping on this deal?

    Weight: 1870 grams
    More than capable of heavy duty trail use
    Flow 29er DISC ONLY Rims (Black)
    32 Hole Drilling F&R
    6061 Alloy
    3.30 HD 20mm Front Hub
    3.30 HD 135mm Rear Hub
    2.0/1.7 Black Stainless DT Spokes
    Silver Alloy Nipples
    Axle: 12mm Bolt Thru
    Yellow Rim Tape Installed

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    Obviously not.
    So what's the deal with that configuration? I've never heard of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Obviously not.
    So what's the deal with that configuration? I've never heard of it.
    135x12 is one of the most common rear axle fittings, although it's largely getting replaced these days by 142x12, which is the same but with indents in the frame to fit the wheel into.

    It often gets referred to as Maxle or just Thru Axle or 12mm, loads and loads of downhill and trail bikes from the last decade and a half-ish have it.

    If you have a quick release frame you will need adapters, check what hub you have specifically then check with the manufacturers, there will probably be options.

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    I want some WTF wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    135x12 is one of the most common rear axle fittings, although it's largely getting replaced these days by 142x12, which is the same but with indents in the frame to fit the wheel into.
    Thanks. I'm quite familiar with 12x142mm which my frame definitely ain't. Have never heard of a frame being 12x135mm, so was curious if I had missed something. Sounds like a concept that's dead in the water. Hence the wheel deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    I want some WTF wheels!
    I know, seriously! Maybe Marc Maron can hook me up with some rim decals to enhance the Stans decals. Bling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Sounds like a concept that's dead in the water. Hence the wheel deal.
    Pretty much, 142 has killed it by standardising the interface between the axle and frame. With 135 it was a lottery whether you got a frame with indents to fit the axle, or flat slab sides that meant lining up the axle by hand, which on the side of a hill after changing a flat could be a proper nightmare (speaking as the owner of a 135x12 Cannondale for six years).

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    Got a 135x12 Giant. Re-mounting the rear wheel could be easier, but that'd be a max of maybe 5 seconds easier.

    I guess 142 would be a bit easier, but it's a pretty minor detail.

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