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  • tony07
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    Im hopefully getting an ornage five to build up.

    It has a maxle rear end and i think it may have the maxle lite and i have hope pro 2s.

    I have read all the reports of it snapping the axle so replace it with betd bolt thru, but god theyre dear.

    Ive spotted These on superstar which say not to replace maxle? but could they not thread straight into where the maxle goes?

    If not is there any cheaper alternatives?

    Thanks

    oldnick
    Member

    Is the Maxle 10mm or 12mm? My commie’s Maxle was 10mm, and on Pro II no problem. My Pivot is 142×12, still on Pro II (not evo) still no problems.

    FYI I’m 13 stone, don’t mind 3′ drops and am a clumsy twunt on rocky descents 🙂

    tony07
    Member

    i believe its 12mm. I rang hope and they suggested changing from the maxle lite to a bolt through that is 12mm the whole length.

    STATO
    Member

    I think you mis-understood the problem nick, not all maxles are created equal.

    I think the solution was to either…

    Replace the Maxle-lite with a normal maxle
    Replace the hub with a different one
    Convert the hub to be an ‘evo’

    Ive read you can do the last one easy enough, but dont know details, sorry.

    Jeffus
    Member

    Had a Maxle lite on my 5 , upgraded it to straight maxle run Pro II and Pro II Evos with no problems at all for 3 years,

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    I’ve only ever had straight 12mm axles break my Pro 2s- though I’m sure I’d have done more with a tapered axle. It’s not a fix at all, just an improvement.

    I’ll be swapping to Evo bits once I run out of axles.

    tony07
    Member

    Long term ill be hoping to upgrade parts to evo, just going to wait until freehub and bearings are done.

    I was just wanting to know if there is a cheaper option to going for a straight through maxle?

    Premier Icon Phil_H
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    Bog standard maxle on my five but it is 2 years old.
    It’s been fine with pro 2s (although I’ve probably put the hex on it now :D)

    kendo954
    Member

    iv broke 3 in about 4 years, hope gave me a couple of spare axles the last time, iv since changed frame and it has a normal maxle and not had a problem at all…. seems to be a lite problem

    Ps its not a hope problem, the lite was snapping any 12 mm axle

    tony07
    Member

    Where stocks the original maxle? Can’t seem to find one.

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    kendo954 – Member

    Ps its not a hope problem, the lite was snapping any 12 mm axle

    Nah, it’s a Hope problem. DT also broke with the tapered Lite, but nothing else that I’ve seen breaks with a solid axle. Certainly not so frequently, or so reliably that the manufacturers changed their design…

    tony07
    Member

    no suggestions as to where to get a standard maxle without the tapered’ness?

    Love Tubs
    Member

    Jeffus,

    Dude, can you advise? I’m running hope P2 Evos on standard QR; am I correct that this combo can easily be upgraded to run those ‘more beefy’ 10/12mm (??) straight through QR jobs? If so, do you happen to have a ‘How To’ linky.

    thks.

    toppers3933
    Member

    i hesitate to get involved in another axle debate but here goes,

    yes you can convert a pro2 evo rear hub to be 12mm maxle. im lead to believe that the evos axle is stronger than the original and as such will work ok with a maxle lite.

    tony07
    Member

    Ye there’s no issue with the evos just need to change the end caps.

    I wasn’t trying to start a debate, I know I need to change the maxle lite but I just wanted an up to date suggestion of what to replace it with

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    Not all Maxle Lites are tapered, the full thickness ones offer more support to weak hubs than the original tapered ones.

    Love Tubs – Member

    Dude, can you advise? I’m running hope P2 Evos on standard QR; am I correct that this combo can easily be upgraded to run those ‘more beefy’ 10/12mm (??) straight through QR jobs? If so, do you happen to have a ‘How To’ linky.

    Easy to convert the hubs but most frames won’t convert from QR to maxle- you can use either a bolt-through or bolt-in 10mm though. Bolt through is just a case of buying the endcaps and fitting them really- superstar’s 10mm axle is popular. bolt-in needs a new main axle for the hub so is a bit more involved to change.

    toppers3933
    Member

    i wasnt being funny in my use of the word debate. 🙂 you are asking perfectly reasonable questions.

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