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Titanium 12 X 150mm Thur Axle.

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by signal-link, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. signal-link

    signal-link Chimp

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    Titanium 12 X 150mm Thur Axle. Only 127g.

     

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  2. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    A properly designed 150x12 axle only needs to be made in aluminium. Way cheaper, way lighter, and adequately strong. :)
     
  3. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    Word. Wanted to go that way. Was corrected by friends. (Thx. Pawel)
     
  4. signal-link

    signal-link Chimp

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    I think Ti is stronger than Al. And this Ti axle is cheaper than Al.
     
  5. PepperJester

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    seeing as we are on the topic of axle weights. What does a 150x12 maxle weigh in at? Can one just swap a maxle for a regular bolt on axle?
     
  6. signal-link

    signal-link Chimp

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    Trek Session 10 original axle weight is 197g.
     
  7. klunky

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    Has anyone ever broken a 150 x 12 axle? I dont think so
     
  8. Rick205

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    If this axle is cheaper than an ali one, where can i get one from? - my steel lapierre jobby is a porker.

    Rick
     
  9. norbar

    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    Rick just go to a metal workshop and get them make you an alu one. Won't be that expensive there (at least isn't around here) and you may shave around 100g.
    You're still using syncros hubs right?
     
  10. Tmeyer

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    I just got a Giant Glory and the stock axle could be used as a boat anchor. Ordered the Azonic axle as a replacement (Aluminum) Haven't put them on a scale yet but the Azonic is noticeably lighter in hand. I'll post up weights when I gt them on a scale.
     
  11. tastes like bur

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    Intense do a good alloy axle. I've been using it on my Lapierre for 6 or 7 months with no problems. Got it from www.competitivecyclist.com for about $40.
     
  12. Rick205

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    I had my friend make me one when i had an m1 out of aluminium, i was just curious as to how much this one was.

    Yes im still on the synchros hubs.
    Rick
     
  13. Curious_George

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    while where on rear axles...how does the rear maxle hold up?
     
  14. El_Chimichanga

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    Rennie broke his axle on his V-10 out of the start gate at the ?2005 Sea Otter DH. I think it was 2005, first year they had swoopy top-tubes.

    I also saw someone in the Expert class brake thier rear axle out of the start gate at the brianhead Norba race in 2006. He was pissed because they said he could go replace it, but it would have been impossible to go to the bottom replace it and come back up in enough time to actually race.

    It's not impossible to break an aluminum rear 12x150mm axle.
     
  15. big-ted

    big-ted Danced with A, attacked by C, fired by D.

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    I bent a rear 12*135 a little while ago, but I fail to see the point of this one...
     
  16. in the trees

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    The Azonic axle weighs 102g.

    toby
     
  17. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I bent the living snot out of my 12x150 Alu axel...I thought I was going to destroy my hub trying to get it out....had to go stainless steel...fugger's heavy, but not bent.
     
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    I bent two Alu. axels last season. 12x150mm ringle...
     
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    Seems there is a point in this ti item then with lots of reported bent items, come on then, where do we get this axle from?:busted:

    Rick
     
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    Cheaper, lighter AND stronger = Impossible!*

    *Unless the maker isn't aware of what they are offering and when they realize that it will remove one of those three variables (cheaper) and bring the supply and demand universe back into balance. :)
     
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    YES! That was me. I went down on the chair, got a friend's axle after he was done (started before me) and got a quad ride to the top...2 minutes after the last start time. PISSED. BTW, I only weigh 165, but I guess I'm pretty gnarly HA. SC was super amazed that I broke that axle, as was I.
     
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    BEEP...BEEP...BEEP...BEEEEE-*SNAP* :eek:
     
  23. dirttastesgood

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    I have.
     
  24. Rover Nick

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    Makes me wonder how the ti one is cheaper than an Al one, maybe its just painted to look like ti?

    What my very limited knowledge of metallurgy suggests is that a ti one would be easier to bend.
     
  25. TomBo

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    There is no freaking way A Ti any thing is cheaper then Al. Its way more expensive and harder to work. I just started working in a machine shop that deals with Ti and other tough steels. After working with Al and mild steels for a few years.

    Perhaps signal-link would care to share some more information about where you can get this Ti axle.
     
  26. signal-link

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    Buying price is us$50.
     
  27. Curious_George

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    Maxle anyone?
     
  28. TomBo

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    And where can you get it :clue:
     
  29. Rover Nick

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    Is it like calling a 5th element spring a ti spring?
     
  30. MorewoodKid

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    The thing to watch out with on Ali axles is the grade of Ali, I remember a number of years back we had a few Ali axles made out of 6 series Ali to try and lighten up the rear end of some team riders rigs, it was not too long before they were bent or broken. Now all of the stock Morewood axles are turned out of 7075 Ali and we haven't had a single problem in... :huh: three years?