Hard on the heels of RockShox’s announcement of a bunch of tweaks including the Maxle Stealth, Fox has joined the fray! It’s announced the Kabolt, which is an allen-key operated thru-axle for.. er.. Fox forks.
It seems that it’s been in the works for a while – Geoff Kabush asked for a lighter bolt-on axle back in the mists of time, and our Illustrious Editor tells tales of espying it on Mr Kabush’s bike a number of years ago. Fox has been supplying racers with them for several years, and now they’re making them available to you – yes, you, the adoring public. As long as you have Fox forks with 15QR axles, that is.
Here are the all-important bullet points:
- 15x100mm weight: 34.5g
- 100mm version is 40g lighter than our 15QR (54% weight savings)
- Available in 15x100mm and 15x110mm widths
- Compatible with all FOX 15QR forks
- Installs with a 6mm hex
- Black axles available in June; Orange axles available in August
- MSRP: $45 USD
We’ll get hold of some UK prices as soon as we can.