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    Torque Caps, Need Em?

    I just installed a 2019 Lyrik on my HT and am wondering if I should get torque caps for my I9, and DT Swiss 1501 wheels? What do they do, and how much difference would it be?

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    They are meant to increase the stiffness of your fork.
    They also make it easier to install the front wheel if you have a fork with dropouts for torque caps.

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    How much stiffness?
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    No idea, I think they were developed to increase the stiffness in the RS-1.
    But by SRAM own words "there is not a technical disadvantage for running standard-sized end caps", well except while mounting the front wheel .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    How much stiffness?
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    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I was thinking anything over 5 would be worth it.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
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    That's what she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
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    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    I was thinking anything over 5 would be worth it.
    Bahahahaha!

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    You have them, might as well use them. It's worth it just to make fitting the front wheel easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    You have them, might as well use them. It's worth it just to make fitting the front wheel easier.
    If you have them, this. ^

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    I added torque cap ends to my DT hub for my Pike and noticed no increase in stiffness. Iím a fan of the concept, just didnít notice any improvement besides a little easier wheel installs.

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    The chassis is plenty stiff. With out the caps you need line up the hub. Staying with the jokes it's like finding the hole in the dark. Something the younger and less experienced need to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
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    Asshole. I just spit out my coffee when I hit saw that reply.

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    I managed to install install the wheel easily and will check the prices out.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I don't have torque caps on my Lyrik. Maybe I got a bogus price when I shopped it but I saw they were somewhere around $50 bucks? Is that correct? I said bullshit to that because it's not $50 hard to slide a wheel in the slot. Their stiffy claim appears weak.

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    I have a tq cap pike on my hightower. I have 3 wheelsets that I run on that bike. Some have tq caps, some don't. I can't really tell a difference, but it does make putting the wheel on easier with regards to centering and slipping the through axle through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aglo View Post
    No idea, I think they were developed to increase the stiffness in the RS-1.
    But by SRAM own words "there is not a technical disadvantage for running standard-sized end caps", well except while mounting the front wheel .
    Thatís torque tube, torque cap is for std forks.

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    Makes them a little easier to install the wheel. FWIW I have a brand new pair for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwdrums00 View Post
    Makes them a little easier to install the wheel. FWIW I have a brand new pair for sale.
    What hubs do they fit?

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    I've had torque caps on my I9s and Pro 4s and now with my 350s I do not, and I can tell absolutely no difference...... the lone exception being installing the wheel.

    If your hub came with TCs, use them, if not then save your money.

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    It seems there is a solution .
    https://www.bike-components.de/en/NE...dapter-p62652/
    Or just cut a piece of plastic and glue it to the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    What hubs do they fit?
    I9 torch

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    I just bought a Pike and about freaked when I went to drop the wheel in for the first time. WTF? I actually took it to my LBS to ask what was wrong with my fork dropouts. Even though I was assured it's just fine without torque caps, (and Hadley doesn't offer them) this non-standard / "new standard" crap drives me nuts. Eff you, SRAM!!!

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    https://www.sram.com/rockshox/technologies/torque-caps

    "Torque Caps make the bond between hub and fork dropout stronger, with an increased surface area connecting the two. This creates a stronger, stiffer interface, giving you a more responsive front wheel and more control. So you concentrate on the most important connection, the one between your bike and the trail.

    While Torque Caps provide performance benefits through additional stiffness in the fork-hub interface, there is not a technical disadvantage for running standard-sized end caps in Torque Cap-compatible RockShox forks."


    ^ Gotta love SRAM's double speak.

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    ^^^ the way I interpret what they're saying is non-TC wheels in TC forks is not worse than non-TC forks/wheels, it's only worse than TC wheels in TC forks.

    What I find more amusing is the term "Predictive Steering."
    Do the math.

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    Anyone know why the I9 torque caps are not compatible with centerlock?




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    The center lock ring occupies the same space as the torque cap, so you can only have one or the other. You can run non-torque cap hubs with CL rotors in a torque cap fork.
    Do the math.

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    Torque Caps, Need Em?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    The center lock ring occupies the same space as the torque cap, so you can only have one or the other.
    Thank you. That is exactly what I needed to know.
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    This is all good info. I just got a Pike that supports torque caps and was looking to pick them up for my DT Swiss hub. Sounds like Iíll save my $60.

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