DT Swiss RWS rear axle
It is stiffer, but only noticable on my heckler when standing up very steep tarmac climbs, didnt notice it HT though, until I took it off and put normal QR wheel back in and it felt more flexin.
To summarize, its expensive and depending on flexyness off your frame you might not notice. No disadvantages though, my placcy lever has not broke either.Posted 8 years agochunkypaulMember
I converted my DT 240 hubs to the 9mm front and 10mm rear RWS system on a FSer
i definitely see the benefits of if on the front but don’t really notice it on the rear
<laughs to self> specialized will probably introduce a 10mm rear hub system similar to DT at some point and a long and expensive legal case will commence…. and it will include a plastic lever….
it always makes me laugh when companies (or there tech representatives) slag off other manaufacturers kit…Posted 8 years ago
Is there any real-world advantage to the 10mm RWS rear axle setup?
The reason I ask is that I’ve just bought a set of Traversee’s for my Enduro and the rear hub is setup for a standard QR. As my orginal wheel came with a 10mm RWS rear axle, I called Specialized to see if you can get an adaptor/converter for the Roval hub. Apparently you cannot…
The Spesh tech then went on to state that the RWS is a waste of time and money and that the QR setup is perfectly fine and in fact better then the DT Swiss axle… Now, I thought the whole point of the RWS was to stiffen up your rear end a bit, at least that’s how it’s marketed right?
What do you guys think? Will I be missing out on something by not having the RWS on my ‘premium’ wheelset (rather than on my ‘spare’)?Posted 8 years agoz1ppyMember
If you ask speicialized they can supply a 9mm Bolt thru axle for around £10.Posted 8 years ago
I got one from there concept store in Brum, just asked fro a replacement one for a stout hub (lied obviously), though the sales numpty had to put me through to an mechanic, the mechanic knew what I meant.
They were supposedly getting a couple of spares in.
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