Older style rear Maxle light, bad for Pro 2 hubs, are any hubs ok with it?

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  • Older style rear Maxle light, bad for Pro 2 hubs, are any hubs ok with it?
  • Premier Icon michaelbowden
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    Can’t you just replace the Maxle with the newer non tapered type?

    tony07
    Member

    Apparently evo hubs are ok as they have a beefier axle in them. I just replaced the maxle light on my five with a betd intense axle, this was for a hope pro2 though.

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    Pro 2 Evo was redesigned to be, well, fit for purpose really and ought to be fine.

    Old Pro 2 wasn’t strong enough regardless of the axle used, those ones did them in double fast but both of mine that snapped were on solid/full thickness axles. The hub axle is basically paper thin.

    aye-aye
    Member

    I’ve just bought a used frame which has a Maxle rear end.
    It has come with the older style Maxle light

    I know from experience that this older style “chamfered” Maxle puts stress on Hope hubs, which can cause them to collapse due to lack of support.
    Is it just a problem with older Hope Pro 2 hubs?
    Are Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs ok with it?
    Are any hubs definitely ok with it?
    My current wheels are Evo but don’t want to risk breaking my hub.
    Thanks for any info.

    aye-aye
    Member

    Thanks for the info, sounds like my Evo wheel will be ok.

    Can’t you just replace the Maxle with the newer non tapered type?

    I would have bought the newer type but they cost £50!
    I know people moan about the price of bike parts but that has to be a bit much for a piece of metal with a thread at one end and a lever on the other?

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