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    12mm Through axle?

    I finished converting my hope pro 2 rear to 12mm TA, but my question now is about the axle itself? Are the axles standard? I don't mean in terms of 135mm or 150mm, I mean can you just buy any old axle or are they hub specific? Different materials, is there Ti available? I'm a sucker for light + strong.

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    What frame?

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    135mm or 150mm is important in this case. most 150mm frames have their own specific system so you need a specific rear axle.

    most 135mm frames you can use any generic 12mm rear axle (most, not all). My favorite is the hadley rear axle. really light and easy to use, haven't broken one yet. Haven't seen a Ti axle 12mm that is hollow so the hollow aluminum ones are way cheaper and lighter.

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    Im not sure about your hub but I just replaced my rear axle 2 weeks ago (12x150) and I didnt require any sort of hub specific axle. I'm not sure if ti axles are available but the aluminum one I got (azonic recoil) was only 102 grams compared to the 220 grams the stock steel one on my bike was. Even if you cant find a ti axle the aluminum ones are still pretty damn light

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    Hadley makes great lite axles. There is a reason Intense uses them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norcoshore1
    Im not sure about your hub but I just replaced my rear axle 2 weeks ago (12x150) and I didnt require any sort of hub specific axle. I'm not sure if ti axles are available but the aluminum one I got (azonic recoil) was only 102 grams compared to the 220 grams the stock steel one on my bike was. Even if you cant find a ti axle the aluminum ones are still pretty damn light

    ^ Ti is not lighter than aluminum.

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    135mm on an intense SS. So it sounds as if a hadley axle will work. Didn't even think about AL, I was thinking (having never seen one) that it was like a steel bolt on such as my SS roadie uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde
    ^ Ti is not lighter than aluminum.
    I never said that it was

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    I just used this Hadley on my 135mm 951 with Canfield wheels and it works great. It fits the dropouts perfectly and looks cool.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...1&category=401

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    Hey steve

    Post a pic of he finished SS. Can't wait to see what you done with it.

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    no body uses maxle anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    135mm on an intense SS. So it sounds as if a hadley axle will work. Didn't even think about AL, I was thinking (having never seen one) that it was like a steel bolt on such as my SS roadie uses.
    SS owner here. The Hadley is a perfect fit. Do it.
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    Maxles are the epitome of shitty axles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde
    ^ Ti is not lighter than aluminum.
    You mean for the same volume of material?
    Or, for the same shear strength if both are used to make a 12x150 axle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBAlex
    Hey steve

    Post a pic of he finished SS. Can't wait to see what you done with it.
    Will do, its not completely done yet but its getting there. Plenty of time before the snow melts up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    135mm on an intense SS. So it sounds as if a hadley axle will work. Didn't even think about AL, I was thinking (having never seen one) that it was like a steel bolt on such as my SS roadie uses.
    im guessing you already bought it but just for reassurance sake I ran a 12mm hadley axle with a hope pro 2 hub on my intense SS so you should be golden

    In fact I think i even have an extra laying around somewhere....

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    Quote Originally Posted by climbingbubba
    im guessing you already bought it but just for reassurance sake I ran a 12mm hadley axle with a hope pro 2 hub on my intense SS so you should be golden

    In fact I think i even have an extra laying around somewhere....
    Did not buy it yet, interested in selling your extra? PM me.

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