- Hope bolt-in vs bolt-through vs just normal QR rears?
Just got my Hope Hoops, well pleased so far, but just mulling over the options… The rear can be converted pretty easily to bolt-in or bolt-through to run in standard dropouts, just wondering if it's worth doing (on a Hemlock, currently with older chainstays but will be getting the new version at some point) and if so, which option's generally better? I use a bolt-in "QR" anyway so I'm not too bothered about having a tool-free wheel.Posted 9 years ago
Just been looking into this one as well recently and heres what I have found out so far:
The 10mm bolt thru wont work on my P7 frame as the dropout is 10mm, so the outer edge of the hub that fits into the dropout will be more than 10mm, this has been confirmed by Orange & Hope.
The 10mm bolt-in I was told, would work as the bolts that tighten up against & through the dropouts are something like 8mm which then has the internal axle of 10mm, again Orange & Hope have said the same thing, BUT, my concern with this option is that the bolts either side of the dropouts grind directly into the dropout and to me anyway looks like it could damage them?
So I'm toying with just staying with the 9mm QR for now?
HTHs? 😀Posted 9 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
my concern with this option is that the bolts either side of the dropouts grind directly into the dropout
Unless they've changed recently, the bolts have a serrated washer thats free to spin as the bolt is tightened. I've been using them for a while now & they do no more damage than a skewer.Posted 9 years ago
Mine came on some S/H Pro2 wheels I bought, & when I recieved them they had small radial cracks eminating outwards from the corners of the hex key slots. I replaced the bolts straight away, & the replacements havent cracked. Can only assume they might be succeptible to overtightening.
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