GMBN Tech Essentials Ep.1 | Wheel Axles
GMBN Tech Essentials Ep.1 | Wheel Axles
Wheel Axles are super easy to use, when you know how to use them. Doddy goes through all the essentials about proper axle practice and securing your wheels. This is the first video in our new MTB Essentials Series. This series of videos covers the basics of mountain biking maintenance, so you can work on your bike at home.
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I see you know your stuff but when it comes to new Rides of this type of stuff they may get lost or confused about what you are talking about. But from what I can see you are doing well besides that hope you consider what I said as constructive criticism over inssalt cause it’s not a insalt at all it’s just a way to get more people interested in the sport. Thanks
I replace all axles with non-QR ones from OneUp components. They have torque indicators and there’s zero scope for ambiguity.
But does Boost and regular even matter to most riders?
I mean is it worth the upgrade/cost??
Great video Doddy. Looking forward to more of this series.
its great and all but if u have this on both ur forks and frame and screw up the threads ur done essentially and just replace the whole thing unlike the skewers which is already reliable and only have like miniscule movements on the wheel and relatively cheap to replace..
Could you do a video on how to install and setup dual crown forks. Ie adjusting the crown heights and how it affects head angle ect
Will all bottom brackets and headset bearings fit my bike even if it is sub £500
I have a 1996 Raleigh M-30FS mountain bike 🚵♀️. I am thinking of upgrading the rear suspension from coil spring to air shocks. It only has one inch of travel. What Company makes an air shock with a one inch suspension? How much does it cost?
Common sense for tightening has nothing to do with it. experience dictates how it should feel.
You are born knowing not to bump your head. No one is born knowing how far to tighten a a bolt.
Previous remarks notwithstanding, these are great videos. Thank you for them.
When I sit on my bike, my front wheel moves to the left. And also I feel like something is moving inside my fork(Fox Evolution 32 100mm) when I rock the bike back and forth. My local mechanic says that that is all normal and it is happening because the QR can’t keep everything tighted up. I don’t believe him because I feel like something is wrong with my bike when I am riding it. Any suggestions on how can I fix these problems? Cheers!
Is there any way to make a new, mid-range bike through axle compatible?
I appreciate that you’d probably need new forks for the front, but what about the rear? Is there some sort of adaptor to allow through axle fitting to a regular old style quick release bolt at the back, or does the frame have to be specifically designed for through axles at the rear?
Just a few tools, he said…after 6 years and 900 euros spent I have everything. Just a few more tools needed.
all vid is about fast release axle,what about rest?????? is so many not easy/difficult release
How about a video on building a simple home bike work space. Most, if not all, of the shops I’ve seen online seem to be set up exclusively with Park tools and a peg board with specialized tool hangers. Additionally, I’d be interested in suggestions related to tool placements. Something along the lines of chain whip is best located near the rear wheel and a brake bleed kit can live in a drawer nearby because it is only used once in awhile sort of thing.
What about boost 141?
I have a fully rigid mountain bike at this point – a (steel) Soma B Side v3 with a (rigid) carbon fork. I’m thinking of adding a suspension fork and am torn with whether or not I should upgrade my wheels: they are currently bolt-through quick release. Thoughts?
HI Doddy, nice vid. Do these differents axles are compatible with other brands forks. I prefer the DT axle and i’m wondering if I can use it on a Fox fork. Thanks.
For the people that might be looking to upgrade or replace their through axles, it’s worth mentioning that many through axles have different thread patterns or thread pitch and this is sometimes not shown on some retailers websites. I’ve seen guys buy the correct size axle but with the wrong thread pattern/pitch and have ended up either damaging the thread on the axle and not being able to return it, or worse still damaged the thread on their bike frame!
6:35 I’d say it’s even more dangerous to try to ride without a front brake disc!
I’m still trying to figure out why it was necessary for him to hold that rim and fork assembly for the whole video instead of clamping it in a bike work stand collar.
I find myself being over cautious and tend to over tighten
thanks Doddy, brilliant, apparently not me, since I thought Neil’s race at ard rock enduro he had maybe installed a skewer wrong. it must of been a dt style. this channel and presenters are the best…
Excellent video, a friend of my bought a Rockshork Judy fork and it came with a MAXLE without quick release, we’ve tried to release with a alen key but it’s impossible, i’m wondering if you might know which tool we can use for this purpose, thanks great channel!
Hey Doddy, you should definitely advise people to periodically grease their through axles, on both the thread AND, very importantly, the main body of the axle. I had TWO brand new bikes and after 11 months (first puncture) both rear axles had become seized to the point where they COULD NOT be removed from either bike. With one of them the thread would undo but the main body of the axle was totally seized / bonded to the axle! The bikes were out of action for 6 weeks and in both cases the rear wheel had to be cut off with a metal cutter! Fortunately the repair was covered by warranty but they did try and say it was all my fault! I now remove and re-grease the axles every other week!! Please share this information as I was really sad for 6 weeks! #askgmbntech
I have a thru axle fork with an included axle,as long as its a thru axle hub it will fit?
I like to keep my lock about 14.5 mm away from the fork leg.
Cant believe you are doing a video on thru axles, damn if people dont know about a simple through axel they should not be touching there bike :-/
As usual great video Doddy. I see Trek are using a 141 hub is this a proprietary hub spacing and thus a proprietary axel length?
Thank to you. DT Swiss RWS….
Hey a race scout
Great vid, I’d like to maybe see a video like this about rim and tyre widths – I often see guys writing posts asking what width tyres they can fit on their rims, i.e how wide can they go etc etc.
Great video!… I’ve recently upgraded to my first full suspension bike and would love to see a video on how to maintain the front and rear suspension components
This was extremely helpful and well explained! Thank you!
Welcome to GMBN Tech Essentials! What skills would you like to learn?
This series is brilliant. Full bike geek and totally enjoyable to both know the history and proper maintenance of the parts. Doddy is a great teacher. 👏
Came for quick release skewer info, stayed for the Doddy.
most Rockshox forks I’ve seen have had Maxle Lite which I was surprised you didn’t feature, has the metal shroud used to thread/unthread that’s easily bent
FOCUS has a pretty unique thru axle that doesn’t act like the rest. It has tabs on the far end and only rotates 1/4 turn to open and close and then has a cam lever to keep it tight. Works really well and is quite fast to change: https://www.focus-bikes.com/us_en/rat
Anyone notice the haibike’s dropper seat post being clamped 😬😬
No mention of the QLoc.
You’d think someone would come up with a better system.
Really good article, thanks. #TinTin
What hubs to use with 10, 11, and 12 speed drive trains?
Great vid… how about brake maintenance, bleeding etc?
E bikes is the devil
This is the sort of stuff nobody tells you, but everyone needs to know!