Stan’s NoTubes Working on Thru-Axle Singlespeed Rear Hub

stans notubes thru axle singlespeed hubs likely coming soon

Stan’s current 3.30 SS hub, only for QR.

At first, one of their sponsored athletes said they released a 12×142 thru-axle single speed hub a couple months ago. But, having not seen it in their Sea Otter booth, we asked the friendly Stan’s NoTubes folks helping out with neutral support at the Trans-Sylvania Epic if they were real.

Turns out no, they’re not available. Yet.

Details are less than fuzzy, but we’ve heard drawings are being worked up and a release is forthcoming. Are there bikes out there that can take it? Few and far between at the moment, but with so many singlespeed bikes using Paragon or similar sliding dropouts, it wouldn’t take much for appropriate parts to be made available quickly. Our guess: a handful of showcase thru-axle singlespeed bikes at NAHBS next year.

Comments

pfs - 05/30/13 - 10:41pm

The niner sir9 is 142×12 ss. Also, I think sun ringle has a 142×12 ss hub. This doesn’t seem difficult for notubes, their hubs are off the shelf anyways. I’m more surprised that they don’t already have the option.

Max - 05/31/13 - 2:00am

Working on it :D

“Chinhaur” is laser etched to some internal parts of the NoTubes Hubs… so it’s more likely “NoTubes thinks of ordering some standard Asian hubs from the catalogue” would be the better expression :)

Caspar - 05/31/13 - 2:23am

Salsa has been doing their Alternator dropouts in 142×12 for a long time.

sideburnz - 05/31/13 - 5:01am

Finally, the perfect solution to the problem that doesn’t exist!

PUBCRAWL - 05/31/13 - 7:20am

This article is a little confusing.
There already is a way to have a thru-bolt on the Stan’s 3.30 SS Hub.
Stan’s sells the end cap adapters and the DT Swiss thru-bolt 10×135, I have a bike with this set up.

OR…
is this article referring to the lack of a 12×142 thru-axle set up???

Tyler (Editor) - 05/31/13 - 8:27am

Pubcrawl – yes, it’s referring to a 12×142 set up, I’m updating the article now. Good catch!

dgaddis - 05/31/13 - 8:29am

@pubcrawl – thru-bolt and thru-axle are not the same thing.

Tom - 05/31/13 - 9:43am

How can this possible be newsworthy…

SS - 05/31/13 - 9:55am

Clearly a game changer…Now for some stan’s carbon road wheels.

Collin - 06/02/13 - 9:39am

I have this set up on my carver using some Reynolds wheels. The rear end is nice and stiff and you never get any wheel slippage which can still happen with traditional skewers.

RingleDingle - 06/03/13 - 1:06pm

Game changer? More like late to the party. American Classic has had single speed hubs for 12mm x 142mm thru and 10mm thru axle available for a while now. They also have a retro fit kit to bring their older single speed hubs up to snuff. It is nice that some manufacturers don’t believe in planned obsolescence.

WilsonH - 06/04/13 - 9:04am

+1 to ringledingle

I’m riding a Kona Big Unit with 142×12 axle (sliding dropouts) and American Classic hubs. Now I want a 15mm thru axle rigid fork. Anyone seen one of those?

Pete - 06/10/13 - 2:41pm

@WilsonH Niner has a Rigid carbon fork with 15mm

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