Quantcast
  1. XenForo is here. Problems or comments on the new site? Please report them.
  2. New stuff: Our new Classifieds have launched. Check them out!
  3. New stuff: You can now tag users in posts using the @ symbol, and they'll get a notification that they've been mentioned. Try it out.

9mm Havoc to fit 12mm Maxle

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by mboland002, May 12, 2011.

  1. mboland002 New Member

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    I just purchased a 2010 Easton Havoc AM wheelset, I stuipdly only went by the length measurement for the rear wheel forgetting that I had a 12mm Maxle on my bike in the rear.

    I called Easton and for that year there is no available end cap that will convert it to accept a 12mm axle, the only one they have is for 15mm.

    Are there any 3rd party companies that may manufacture a part like this or any other means to get the wheel to fit the bike? The bike is a 2010 Giant Reign x1.
    #1 May 12, 2011   
  2. Mr Jones New Member

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,494
    To my knowledge, Easton only has the 15mm conversion and nothing else. You might have to bite the bullet and get the hoop re-laced to a different hub. Or get a different rear wheel altogether.
    #2 May 13, 2011   
  3. JustMtnB44 Member

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    630
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ok, there are a lot of mixed up dimensions in this thread.

    Standard QR front wheels use 9mm axles. Other front axle options are 15mm and 20mm. The Havoc wheels can be converted to any of these sizes.

    Standard QR rear wheels use 10mmx135mm axles. Easton has a kit convert the Havoc to a 10mm bolt on axle instead of QR, which I just installed in my Havoc wheels last night. The Reign has a 12mmx135mm rear axle. Some rear hubs can accept this size, but the Easton Havoc hubs are not one of them. There are no other options for this hub. I was thinking that it may be possible to just drill out the whole axle to 12mm and not use the bolts, but I don't think there is enough material to do so.

    The Havoc wheels use 24 spokes so it's not really possible to re-lace the rim to a different hub. The better option would just be to return the wheels if they will not work.

    The stock wheels on the Reign X1 are pretty good, why are you replacing them?
    #3 May 13, 2011   
  4. slimshady Member

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    409
    Media:
    3
    Location:
    La Plata, Argentina
    Hmmm... Maybe you could look for some spacers/adapters to make the 10mm bolt-on axe fit in the 12x135mm dropouts... Or buy a 10x135 Maxle and machine a spacer for the left dropout and a bolt/spacer/adapter for the drive-side dropout.
    #4 May 13, 2011   
  5. mboland002 New Member

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    I've been looking into this for a bit now I think I'm going to end up selling them and getting another wheelset. I am replacing because I had my tires really low pressure over winter and hit a square angle rock after a drop and put a flat spot in my rear rim.

    I saw that the 2011 Havoc has a 12mm adapters, anyone know if that will fit the 2010? And thanks for all of the advice everyone, but brand new bike and brand new wheels, I'm not going to be machining or drilling anything. Haha.
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
    #5 May 25, 2011   
  6. w00dy In heaven there is no beer

    Rep  |  Likes:
    0   |   0
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2004
    Messages:
    3,366
    Location:
    that's why we drink it here
    Easy options include:
    1. a hat washer which will step the axle up 2mm on either side.
    http://www.hucknroll.com/intense-cycles-rear-axle-adapters

    2. Re-lace your wheel. Everyone needs to know how to do this. It's really not that hard. Rims are cheap and abundant because people are afraid to mess with a wheel.
    #6 May 26, 2011   

Share This Page