Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Originally Posted by reptilezs
all qr rear axle are 10mm at the drop outs. fronts are 9mm
Hate to nitpick, but be careful about generalizations.
A number of Taiwan made hubs used a 9.5mm QR rear axle in the past. They might have gone to 10mm by now, but I don't know. Also not all 10mm axles have the same thread. Most are 10x1, but for example, Campagnolo used 10x26 for decades.
As far as the OP is concerned, larger is better, but is isn't a matter of choice. The hub manufacturers specs the axle and replacements must match.
An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.
“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”
- Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN
WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance