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Hexlox offers modular thru axle that fits most bikes

Published July 26, 2018

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — Hexlox has introduced a modular thru axle that allows retailers to reduce inventory by stocking three models that should fit most thru axle bikes, including standard, Boost and fat bike frames and forks. 

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The HexThru axles have a reversible thread section that allows fit with the most popular thread variations on frames and forks. The axle lengths adjusts to fit various fork and frame dimensions, including standard and Boost. Once the length is adjusted on first use, the axle works like any other, allowing quick installation and removal with a 6 millimeter hex key. 

Hexlox said the HexThru axle offers the additional advantage of ensuring that the unthreaded part of the axle is bearing the weight of the bike. The main parts of the axle are aluminum, but the 6 mm hex bolt end is steel, allowing torque up to 16 Nm. It comes with a plastic cap for a weather seal over the bolt head. The axle is compatible with the locking Hexlox security system, which is optional. 

The axles are available in three sizes:

  • A front 15mm diameter with reversible M15x1.5/M14x1.5 threads. Width adjustable from 125-160mm.
  • A front 12mm diameter that works with M12x1,M12x1.5, or M12x1.75 threads. Width adjustable from 115-156mm.
  • A rear 12mm diameter that works with M12x1, M12x1.5, or M12x1.75 threads. Width adjustable from 152-200mm.

The HexThru axles are expected to be available in October. They will retail for 49 euros in the EU following a pre-order period, when they are being sold for 45 euros. A U.S. MSRP was not immediately available.

Hexlox is also launching a new standard thru axle for OEMs, available in any specification and designed to be ready for the Hexlox security system.

Hexlox has sales reps in the U.S. and sells dealer direct. Retailers can set up an account at b2b.hexlox.com. More information at hexlox.com.

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