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    Racks and Thru Axle

    What us everyone doing with their wheels when you have a 15mm thru axle? It won't fit on a wheel fork so do you just stick it in the car? Or is their other methods? I have the adapter to connect the fork to the rack. Also will a Yakima or Thule wheel fork fit a 29er wheel?

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    When I used to have fork mount racks I always just stuck the wheels in the car. I tried wheel forks once but didn't really care for them, and if they weren't setup just right the wheels could wobble around from the wind. Now I have Thule Sidearm bike trays so the wheels stay on and I don't have to worry about it.

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    it's a tough dilemma, because the thule wheel carrier is large enough for a 29er (barely), but there's no way to attach the wheel, to it if you're using any thru axle. the wheel carriers are all designed to work with 9mm qr.

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    vcyclist,

    Where'd you get your 15mm TA adapter? I was planning to get a rack though what's holding me down is my new forx with such config (still 26'r)... Is this the one? If you have a different one may i know. I'm looking for options if i could find more, the better!

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    Same one you have listed there. The Yakima and I got it at Cambria a few months ago. ORS Direct was out of them.

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    I have a 20mm thru-axle and got a tray rack just to avoid dealing with the problem.

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    You are in luck now, Rocky Mounts came up with a new locking design that supports 15mm or 20mm through axles:

    http://www.rockymounts.com/DriveShaft_p/1081.htm
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    I've got 5+ bike trays & fork mounts. The 15mm adaptor was $45 and it didn't seem like a great solution. Instead I chose to go with a Yakima Frontloader. Shopped around & found a deal - $157 to my door with 2 locks. No more removing wheels. It's easy & quick to load & unload a bike - 30 seconds and I'm ready to go.

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    i just won a practically unused yakima king cobra on ebay and after one use i wished i had trusted my gut and gone with the rocky mounts driveshaft fork mount. now that king cobra is up on craigslist and once i get the cashola im getting 2 driveshafts

    gotta love the fact that it actually locks

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    Same one you have listed there.

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    I have the BikeBud 15 go check it out https://www.facebook.com/BikeBud15 or www.jdbltd.com/products

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