12x142 dropouts don't fit? WTH?

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12x142 dropouts don't fit? WTH?
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Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 21:07 Quote
Trying to upload pictures but I guess I need to find a new site.

The inner and outer dropout on the right side don't touch in the middle where the bigger bolt goes through. There is a good 2mm gap. Photos coming momentarily.

2014 giant trance

pn: 1280gs834609b1


***pictures fixed

Posted: Mar 24, 2018 at 21:20 Quote
Try emailing the photos to: post@pinkbike.com This should upload them to your account.

Posted: Mar 25, 2018 at 17:18 Quote
I've decided I don't care. The Giant dealer confirmed it is the right kit I got so I will go in and double check that the right parts were in the bag.

The fit is actually so bad that when I tighten the small screw all the way down the axel threads start to bind as well. Realistically once the wheel is installed the axle holds everything in place, so I'm going to blue loc tite everything just barely snug and not worry about it. For the kind of riding I do I'm not pulling the rear wheel off very often anyway.

Posted: Mar 26, 2018 at 3:35 Quote
Maybe this video can help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdGYLwdeCYs

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 at 5:21 Quote
burek66 wrote:
Maybe this video can help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdGYLwdeCYs

this,


either you have the wrong parts, or you installed the right side on the left side

Posted: Apr 27, 2018 at 22:19 Quote
2014 has different parts than that video (as is pretty clear in the pictures) . The answer is the parts fit terribly but it's normal. So just deal with it.

Posted: May 21, 2018 at 3:51 Quote
I used this for my Trance 2014 conversion and it fits perfectly:

Derailleur hanger kit for 142x12 conversion
Giant part # 1280GS834609B1
and
Giant 142x12 axle
Part # 1529-GDTRWS-402

Posted: May 22, 2018 at 19:56 Quote
do your dropouts have that gap in the back like in the picture?

I was told by the dealer they all do, which makes no sense. There's no point in even having them if the two pieces of metal don't touch.

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 at 1:01 Quote
My experience on this matter...

My 2014 Trance came with the 135x5 skewer rear axle, so I purchased these bits from my LBS a few years ago in case I ever needed to change wheelsets:

[] Derailleur hanger kit for 142x12 conversion
[] Giant part # 1280GS834609B1

[] Giant 142x12 axle
[] Part # 1529-GDTRWS-402

Anyway, I recently got a new 142x12 wheelset and used the 142x12 conversion kit i got a few years ago, all good.

When I went to purchase a new hanger kit as a spare I noticed that it looked different to the one I purchase a few years earlier. It was larger and and had a second screw. See these images
Giant 142x12 dropout kit - earlier
  Giant 142x12 dropout kit - earlier

Giant 142x12 dropout kit - newer
  Giant 142x12 dropout kit - newer

I think the thru-axle binds everything together anyway.
I suspect that they changed the design of the dropouts while keeping the part numbers.
Any ideas?

Posted: Jun 3, 2018 at 23:04 Quote
Yup I put the second screw in but just snug and with loc tite to keep it in. The second screw serves no purpose with that gap. It's a poorly designed part. Oh well it works fine on the trail

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