Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007

    ASR5 worth the money to go thru axle?

    Posted this in the ASR5 build thread but no responses.

    Has anyone converted their asr5 from qr to thru axle? Is it worth the $80 for the conversion - did you notice significant added stiffness?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. #2
    > /dev/null 2&>1
    Reputation: Procter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Re: ASR5 worth the money to go thru axle?

    I felt there was a slight difference. Depends on what wheel too though. If you have a noodly wheel to start with, you may not notice any diff.

    Sent from (redacted by nsa)

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    a Chris King turquoise 142 thru axle sounds like an answer for me

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Thanks DD. After adding up the cost for the TA end caps, Shimano 12x142 axle and chip set its looking to be about $105.

    I have a Spank Oozy laced to XT hub but they were laced up by a great builder and are stiff wheels. At least on par with my Flows on Hopes which is what would go on there for the conversion.

    Sounds like it may not be worth the cost for a small bit of added stiffness.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BobGolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    "may not be worth the cost"

    If I thought like that I would be riding my old steel Jamis Dakota/8SpLX....instead of my ASR5/XO/Easton Haven C...

Similar Threads

  1. Oakley worth the money?
    By cr500taco in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 01-01-2014, 07:12 PM
  2. is the Niner Emd 9 worth the Money???
    By subarumtbjrk in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-30-2013, 08:55 PM
  3. Is it worth the money?
    By yellowzx in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-26-2012, 05:53 PM
  4. Forks worth the money?
    By DanC7 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-31-2011, 02:05 PM
  5. Worth the extra money?
    By Mountaineer204 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-29-2011, 02:25 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.