Where can I find the torque specs for my car?
Any repair manual specific to your vehicle (Chilton’s, Haynes, Motor, Factory manual, etc.) You can find them at most parts stores, you can check them out at your public library, you can find them on eBay and sometimes on craigslist, and you can download a pdf file from the internet, often free!
Are thru axles better?
The thru axle is supposed to stiffen the entire fork and mitigate some of these forces. Benefits are said to include better brake rotor alignment, better handling, and less flex-related rotor rub.
How do thru axles work?
A thru-axle (TA) is a wheel attachment system that secures a wheel on a hub between a pair of dropouts on a bicycle frame or fork. The thru-axle threads directly through the fork/frame holes and into the wheel hub, which makes the wheel secure from detaching.
Can I convert quick release to thru axle?
Some hubs can convert from quick release skewer to 10mm bolt on through axle. This makes a noticeable improvement in rear wheel stiffness and feel of the traction limits.
What is the advantage of a thru axle?
Thru-axles increase the rigidity of the wheel-frame interface and allow more accurate wheel placement. This is particularly important for brake discs, where small pad clearances mean that a slight misalignment will cause rubbing. They also eliminate the risk of the wheel coming loose from the quick-release dropouts.
What is 12mm thru axle?
From this specification we know 142mm is the hub width (or frame spacing) and 12mm is the diameter of the axle. Total Thru Axle length from the seat to the end of the threads.
Is 15mm thru axle better than QR?
15mm QR is much easier to change wheel than Qr and that is the biggest advantage. In 120 mm fork It makes no difference that I can tell on the trails I ride. I can tell the difference, as I have both but you soon adapt to the QR feel.