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    Hope 9mm tru bolt

    Will this axle (if I drill out the cups) stiffen up a 2006 Reba fork with Hope hub?
    http://www.balleracing.com/Hadley/HadleyF9mmAxle.htm

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    You can try to drill them out, or get the caps
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...ls.php?id=7209

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    DT Swiss make a 9mm quick release. They are very nice and work flawlessly. Yes, they make the front end a bit stiffer. The DT Swiss RWS skewers have a ratcheting type mechanism and tighten your wheel like nothing I have ever used before.

    I converted both of my mtn bikes to RWS Skewers. I also have Hope hubs on both bikes. The front is easy, just replace the end caps. The rear is a little more involved as you'll have to replace the rear axle and end caps.

    Your method is much cheaper but wrenching the front skewer to get the wheel off would get old for me. DT Swiss RWS skewers are pricey though about $50-60 per wheel.

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    halo bolt on skewers are where it's at

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    I use the Hadley 10mm thru alxe on a rear Hope Pro II and it is not a pain to undo. I just use the allen key on my multi-tool. I also used a DT RWS 10mm for a while and it became a little loose and rattled (but retained the axle fine), so went to the Hadley.

    I would imagine that the 9mm Hadley (with the 9mm Hope end caps/ i wouldn't drill the existing ones out) on the front would be a good stiffening measure (as would a DT RWS 9mm). I ran a Specialized front wheel with their Stout 9mm axle/QR years ago and that was great. The difference b/w the Hadley and the DT is really aesthetics and convenience. The Hadley requires an allen key, while the DT has a ratchet handle. I like the cleaner no handle option myself. Both in my opinion are way stiffer and more secure than standard QR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piker
    I use the Hadley 10mm thru alxe on a rear Hope Pro II and it is not a pain to undo. I just use the allen key on my multi-tool. I also used a DT RWS 10mm for a while and it became a little loose and rattled (but retained the axle fine), so went to the Hadley.

    I would imagine that the 9mm Hadley (with the 9mm Hope end caps/ i wouldn't drill the existing ones out) on the front would be a good stiffening measure (as would a DT RWS 9mm). I ran a Specialized front wheel with their Stout 9mm axle/QR years ago and that was great. The difference b/w the Hadley and the DT is really aesthetics and convenience. The Hadley requires an allen key, while the DT has a ratchet handle. I like the cleaner no handle option myself. Both in my opinion are way stiffer and more secure than standard QR.
    ... a Specialzed Stout front hub on my low rent hardtail bike... my Access29er. Seems to be nice and stiff, but I have yet to ride it anywhere I would actually notice. I'm going to hit some rock gardens tomorrow, so I'll know more at that point. Works great so far, but it is heavy.

    I would love to set this sort of thing up with a more blingy wheelset once I get around to upgrading.

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    I run both the 9/10mm thru bolt from both hadley and dt....I like the hadleys, but you need hex keys to remove the wheels.

    They do stiffen up things, you can feel the difference.
    "forget kings...forget hadleys......they all have crap engagement. just run your bike fixed gear." - FoShizzle

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    Don't know about the hadley bolts, but do know as others have said about using the DT RWS and it definitely helped my old noodle, sorry Reba. Made steering much more precise, definitely held a line better, but definitely not a substitue for a 15mm or 20mm TA.
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    Hope end caps and the 9mm DT Swiss RWS is a super easy combo. Well worth it in my book, very solid interface.

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