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Old 07-27-20, 05:30 PM
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Thru Axle specialized roubaix/ roval c38

Got my specialized roubaix delivered in a box today and needs some assembly. Having difficulties with the axle

Roubaix expert 2020 with roval c 38 disc DT swiss 350 hubs. Are these non quick release axle or thru axles?
I am missing a lever to fix
Why is the end cap sealed/ closed. Do I need to remove this
why isnt the axle long enough to enterily go through the fork, the axle stops where the thread start

I havent ordered anything special , what am I doing wrong?

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Old 07-27-20, 06:53 PM
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From the manual, it looks the the TA doesn't have a lever but takes a 6mm hex to tighten - not terribly unusual. As far as the length of the TA, it's also not unusual for the fork/stays to be slightly splayed, but they get drawn together as you tighten the TA.
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Yes, 6mm and 15 Nm on the torque, not quick release. I found out early on the torque value matters as I hand tightened it probably only to about 10-ish. A bit of a rattle and the disc brakes just wouldn't quiet down. At a measured 15 it got all nice and quiet. Also on the rear, the cog slips off surprisingly easily. Makes hub lube job very convenient. Absolutely love mine! Enjoy the ride!
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With respect, given the questions you are asking might be a good idea to have a bike shop assemble your bike?
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I would say that the through axle is not my favorite innovation. Too many different types, not straightforward, not quick, requires a torque wrench? No, not for me. And while I like the disc brakes that I rode on a rental, modern dual pivot rim brakes also work well.
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
I would say that the through axle is not my favorite innovation. Too many different types, not straightforward, not quick, requires a torque wrench? No, not for me. And while I like the disc brakes that I rode on a rental, modern dual pivot rim brakes also work well.
I love through axles. Canít get much more straight forward...itís a bolt for crying out loud. Maybe takes a couple of seconds longer than a QR. QR wheels can slip in the drop outs a bit...that doesnít happen with through axle. With tubeless tires Iíve never had to remove a through axle on the road, but all it takes is an Allen wrench or multi tool. Iíve never torqued my through axles with a torque wrench...just by feel.

Disk brakes are great too.
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Originally Posted by Jaap View Post
Are these non quick release axle or thru axles?
I am missing a lever to fix
Why is the end cap sealed/ closed. Do I need to remove this
why isnt the axle long enough to enterily go through the fork, the axle stops where the thread start

I havent ordered anything special , what am I doing wrong?
Yes, through axles. Not sure what end cap youíre talking about. The axle doesnít need to go all the way through the other side of the fork...it stops flush.

Some through axles have a lever. Some donít. As others have said, your Roubaix should use a 6mm Allen key.
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