How To Use And Adjust Thru Axles On Your Road Bike

Published on November 14th 2016


More road bikes have disc brakes, so more are getting thru-axles. Here's our guide to using them without damaging your wheels and frame.

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It's a change that has already started to happen, but as more and more of us ride road bikes with disc brakes, we'll also start to use thru-axles. Much like quick releases, it's essential that you use thru-axles correctly as the consequences can be really quite bad. Unlike quick releases, thru-axles also have the potential to do irreparable damage to your frame and forks – something that, no doubt, you'll want to avoid too.

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