I'm eyeing up a bike at the mo', which would come with FOX F100 RLC forks and some pimpy DT swiss wheels... it's just that these are all set up for a 15mm front 'through axle' and a 12mm rear.
What does this all mean?
Obviously the Forx would always need to be run with a 15mm 'through axle' front, but the frame itself..? What does a 12mm rear 'through axle' axle mean in this respect? Is it simply bigger... somehow? Or would I only be able to run 'through axle' rear wheels on the frame - for ever and ever?
What is the likelyhood of these systems becoming obsolete in a few years?
Is it possible to convert these DT swiss wheels to run with normal QRs, and therefore swap them for use on another bike?
This is all very confusing for someone who probably still finds standard quick release wheels a bit of an exciting novelty.