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12 x 142 mm Axles Explained

12 x 142 mm Axles Explained

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 This has nothing to do with making mountain bikes better, and everything to do with making more money. The bike manufactures are having a bad time of things right now because the economy is in the tanks and many can't find work. A perfect time to bring in planned obsolescence. Just like Srams new 30 speed triple or double if you believe that. More gears the same space mean less material and less durability. If bike manufactures want to be on the cutting edge of making mountain bikes better they would make a dropper seat that works.
  • + 3
 wait can some one tell me what 12x142 refers to againSmile haa
  • + 1
 Nope. Still didn't get it. One more time?
And what exactly IS a 'hub' and a 'wheel'?
  • - 1
 Just what mountain bikes need, another standard. Wonderful.
  • + 0
 Exactly, a whole new standard just to make putting in your wheel a little bit easier, awesome. Thats of course if you've not figured out that most people just turn their bike upside down. That is so unnecessary. Its a little bit fiddly to get my 150mm bolt through in if I am dumb enough to do it with the bike the right way way up, but at least I get the extra width and stiffness of a 150 in return. This is just pointless.
  • + 0
 ^^ agreed. seems like a shi**y reason to change the standard. just turn your bike upside down like you said and put the rear in, you got two hands to work with that way!
  • + 0
 I'm with these guys ^^^. Flip bike, install wheel, flip back, ride.

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