Maxles – are old ones and Maxle 360s interchangeable?

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  • Premier Icon Stu_N
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    I’ve mangled my Pike Maxle a bit – battered off a big old rock and the lever is a bit bent together with the flanges beside the lever. It still works but you have to be very careful in closing it and to be honest I’d rather get a new one to put my mind at rest.

    From a quick look at the tech documents it looks like I have a Maxle, but the spares are all Maxle 360s – anyone know if I can use a Maxle 360 as a replacement? The stuff talks about it being an upgraded axle so I reckon it would be OK but anyone know for sure?

    Yetiman
    Member

    I don’t see why not. The maxle 360 is just an upgrade of the lever design is it not? this allows you to close the lever at any angle. The rest of the axle is just the same.

    higgo
    Member

    I thought not.

    khani
    Member

    maxle and maxle 360 are interchangable, maxle lite isnt

    Mistere
    Member

    They are interchangeable.

    I’ve got a spare lying around; its had only a few months use and Isn’t a 360.

    email me if you’re interested.

    richc
    Member

    I vaguely remember reading that they aren’t, but I have no idea as to why thats the case. Its got to be worth emailing RockShox to check though, as its a kinda important part.

    Mistere
    Member

    too many half baked opinions, so I’ll qualify what I said:

    Maxle and Maxle360 are definitely compatible.
    I know this because I have both and I checked to see if they were.

    richc
    Member

    A search on MTBR shows it ain’t that simple. Tons of details here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=232938&highlight=maxle+360+pike

    All depends on the age of your Pike, if its an 05 you could hit some problems

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    Thanks all. On investigations this evening, it would appear that my Pikes are 2007 forks so the damaged one will be a Maxle 360 anyway. Which would mean a new Maxle 360 will be just the ticket. Ahem.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    The maxle 360 off my totems doesn’t fit my 2005 pikes with a normal maxle

    Premier Icon Stu_N
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    It works. The 2007 Pikes don’t have a Maxle 360 as standard by the looks of things. The Maxle 360 works just fine though. Hurrah.

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