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