For the longest time, Paragon Machine works has been making all of the little components that custom frame builders turn into finished bikes. That includes all of the drop outs for use with various thru axles. One thing they didn’t offer though, was their own adjustable thru axle to use with all of those dropouts. At least, until now.
Called the Spline Head for the hidden splines that allow you to rotate the position of the lever wherever you want, the axle functions most like a DT Swiss RWS. Simply twist to tighten, and then pull on the handle to disengage it from the splines and position it where you’d like.
PMW will offer it in both 12mm and 15mm sizes for various frame dropout widths and forks including Fox, RockShox, and ENVE. Pricing starts at around $36, available now.
In terms of the dropouts themselves, PMW owner Mark Norstad tells us that he is offering more options with eyelets for racks and fenders and flat mount disc brakes to keep up with current trends.
And since it’s legal in California now… PMW has added to their accessory collection with their new “Bubble Blowers.” Offered in two lengths (2.5″ or 3.5″), the stainless steel pipes disassemble for easy cleaning, and sell for $15.