I’d have to imagine that some times for Wolf Tooth Components, coming up with the idea for a new product is fairly easy.
“Do we make this? No? Will people buy it? OK, then, we’ll make it.”
Then they press a button, and their army of CNC machines spit out perfect parts one by one. OK, OK, so it’s certainly not that easy, but it is certainly faster to go from concept to a finished product when it’s all done under one roof. Products like their new thru axles for road, gravel, and CX forks.
With most of these bikes now running thru axles, and many of those running the smaller 12mm standard, WTC obviously thought it was time to act. The new 12mm thru axles join a number of other options including 15mm front, and multiple 12mm rear thru axles including those with stationary trainer support. Machined in Minnesota from 7075-T6 aluminum axle with a stainless steel washer which reduces friction under the axle head when tightening to increase clamping load and prevent sticking or galling. A 6mm allen head allows for easy installation and removal with a multi-tool.
The new 12mm axles will be available in four thread pitches and lengths:
- 1.5 x 120mm
- 1.5 x 125mm
- 1.0 x 117mm
- 1.75 x 122mm
These should fit the majority of road, gravel, and cross forks on the market – just make sure you order the right one. Not sure what your fork needs? Check out the handy Front Axle Measurement Guide that WTC provides on their site. Simply print it out at 100%, then lay your current axle over top of the images and you should be able to determine the correct axle fairly easily.
Offered in six different colors, each axle will sell for $39.95 and they are available now.