Any good alternatives to Nukeproof/DT 12mm RWS?

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  • Any good alternatives to Nukeproof/DT 12mm RWS?
  • Premier Icon GavinB
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    Got a NP Mega a month or so back, and the only niggle that I have with it is the 12mm RWS that comes with the frame (branded Nukeproof/DT Swiss). OK, so I have big feet, and my size 12s may have bumped it when I had the lever pointed ‘forward’, but I’ve also experimented with the lever pointed every other way, and invariably finish a ride, and find the lever has slackened off by up to 90 deg. Not happy 😕

    The other systems I’ve got or have used are a DH-style ‘bolt through’ with pinch bolts on the frame, and a Rockshox Maxle. Neither of these has ever come undone or slackened off. The biggest difference I see I’m losing with the DT Swiss RWS is that the whole system relies on the tension being held in the screw-thread, as there is no cam/wedge to hold/jam the axle/maxle in place.

    So, has anyone else found this an issue? Is my only option to buy a 12mm Maxle?

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    Bumpety bump.

    Has no-one had an issue with a 12mm RWS?

    spev
    Member

    I did have the same problem last week but put it down to me clipping it on a gate at Afan. I did think about tapping a thread into the drive side of it so I could fit a bolt.

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    So far, I’ve put it down to clipping it with my foot, then shifted the position of the lever, so I couldn’t hit it. Got to the bottom of a long descent in the Lakes last week, and it had loosened by about 1/4 turn. That’s rubbish – never had a Maxle loosen off as the cam keeps the axle under tension, more than just the screwthread thats holding it.

    Is the thread pitch for a Maxle the same as a RWS?

    boxxer7
    Member

    Not had any problem with mine other than the tread being different to the drop out! 😯 (cut a new thread on it when I got it) how tight do you do it up?

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    Not stupid tight, as I’m keen not to strip the threads and also the cam from the RWS. Just seems that a Maxle holds itself closed with less tension than you have to tension a RWS.

    Mugboo
    Member

    No problems here on my Mega.

    A maxle will fit – I swapped mine over last night for the same reasons. The Nukeproof axle relies on the knurling to stay tight, prefer the cam on the maxle.

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    Thanks guys, really appreciate the replies. I think I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a Maxle.

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