2Souls Cycles X-12 dropouts- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    J_K
    J_K is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    157

    2Souls Cycles X-12 dropouts

    Anyone using 2Souls Cycles X-12 dropouts? How do like them?
    I'm thinking of using 142x12 through axle dropouts on my 29er frame and those are one option. Any other similarly designed 142x12 dropout available?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    96
    Rear - all - www.paragonmachineworks.com

    Paragon do make some. Not the same, but similar
    Guillaume

    Cycles Golem

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Clockwork Bikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    707
    They're pretty slick and come with the Syntace axle. I will try the Paragons next time.

    -Joel

    26" MTB - a set on Flickr

    NOTHING WORKS LIKE CLOCKWORK

    www.clockworkbikes.com

  4. #4
    Frame Building Moderator
    Reputation: Walt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,489

    Why?

    What benefit do you think you'll get on a hardtail from a rear through axle? I'm not saying it's wrong/bad, but if IMO there's not really any point. Makes way more sense for FS bikes where you can gain a little stiffness (maybe) but even there I'm dubious that they're detectable in a blind test.

    -Walt

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Clockwork Bikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    707
    No other reason than I like the clean integrated look and the der. hanger is beefy and replaceable.

    -Joel
    NOTHING WORKS LIKE CLOCKWORK

    www.clockworkbikes.com

  6. #6
    J_K
    J_K is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    157
    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork Bikes View Post
    No other reason than I like the clean integrated look and the der. hanger is beefy and replaceable.

    -Joel
    Thanks for the info Joel.
    Main reason why I would like to use these is clean look and beefy looking hanger.
    Avalability in Europe is also better than Paragon, they're cheaper also since they come with the axle.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    1,835
    Compatibility would be another reason to use them. If your fs bikes have 12x142 this would make swapping wheels around a lot easier.

  8. #8
    Frame Building Moderator
    Reputation: Walt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,489

    Good point

    As someone whose personal bikes generally aren't very cross-compatible (ie long-travel DH, XC, CX) I had not thought of that point. Yes, that's definitely a good reason to do it if you swap wheels around a lot.

    -W

    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Compatibility would be another reason to use them. If your fs bikes have 12x142 this would make swapping wheels around a lot easier.

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
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.