Paragon Machine Works Updates ToggleDrop, Thru Axle Singlespeed Dropouts Available Soon
First shown back in March, Paragon Machine Works finally has a lock on their new ToggleDrop dropout system. Designed for use with a 142x12mm thru axle when running single speed or belt drive, the original ToggleDrop used a nifty sliding-toggle design to add tension to the belt or chain. Once the Toggle was locked, then the standard 12mm QR thru axle would be locked down keeping everything in place. The production of the dropout has been delayed due to a few improvements that Paragon wanted to make before it hit the market.
ToggleDrops are in production and will likely be seen on a few bikes at NAHBS, and will be available for general sale on March 1, 2014.
One of the biggest changes to the ToggleDrop is the new, folding lever for the right side of the toggle mechanism. The first photo shows the lever open, the second it is closed. Other changes include stronger frame pieces at the toggle mechanism, as well as a 4mm hex in the turnbuckle to dial in the tension. ToggleDrops will be offered in 6/4 titanium or 17/4 stainless in flat or flanged dropouts and will include a 160mm post mount disc brake fitting. Drive side inserts will be available in Shimano Direct Mount for derailleurs, or singlespeed/belt drive.
For more information or to order, contact Paragon Machine Works.