HEXLOX UNIVERSAL THRUAXLE

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

If *something is wrong, you have to reset the Hexlox Universal Thru axle. Watch the Reset video on how to do this (or scroll down to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to do this)

It’s very important that you do not unscrew - anti-clockwise - the Head Part - this will damage the internal mechanism. Instead, you must reset it to its original state. 

*For some, the newly assembled axle might initially seem too long for your frame or fork. This is normal. Thanks to the Expanding Ring the Hexlox Universal Thruaxle automatically adjusts to your fork frame width for a perfect fit without any measuring. So only reset the axle if something went wrong. 

 

 

GETTING STARTED

WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM US - REAR

1x Head Part - long piece

2x Threaded End Parts - Delivered with. 3 different threads to find the correct fit to your frame/fork   

1x Conical Washer - Use this one if your current axle has a conical washer and you cannot re-use it.

2x Grub Screws- We deliver 2 different lenghts to fit any fork/frame 

2x Expanding Ring - Small ring already installed on Head Part + replacement ring

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM US - FRONT

1x Head Part - Long piece

1x Threaded End Part - With 2 different threads - to find the correct fit to your frame/fork   

1x Conical Washer - Use this one if your current axle has a conical washer and you cannot re-use it.

1x Grub Screw 

2x Expanding Ring - Small ring already installed on Head Part + replacement ring

 

 

 

THE TOOLS YOU'LL NEED

Spanner or Wrench

Allen Key/Hex Tool - 6mm

Spanner or Wrench- To hold the Threaded End Part securely during assembly

 

 

ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATION

1. REMOVE YOUR CURRENT THRU AXLE

Remove your current thru axle

Remove your current thru axle from your fork/frame - but keep it nearby - you might need it in the next step...

 

 

2. SELECT THE CORRECT THREAD ON THE THREADED END PART

Select the correct thread on your thru axle

Select the correct fit of the Threaded End part by inserting it into your frame or fork. The fit needs to be stable and tight! Try all threads to make sure you get the correct fit. 

Unsure? Use your original axle as a reference to how the correct fit should feel like. The stable/tight fitting end will be the outer end of your new thru axle and it’s the end that you screw into your frame/fork at installement.

 

 

3. ASSEMBLE THE HEXLOX UNIVERSAL THRU AXLE

Screw the Head Part into the inner end of Threaded End part. - Not into the correct fitting, outer end - The threaded part of the Head Part must go all the way into the Threaded End part, but only until the threads on the Head Part are not visible anymore. Important!- Stop when the threads on the Head Part are not visible anymore. Do not screw any further since this could cause damage. 

Reverse Direction - In the opposite direction, (anti-clockwise) back-off the Head Part until it feels very tight. The axle is now ready to be installed.

For some, the new axle might seem too long for your frame or fork. This is normal. Thanks to the special Expanding ring the Hexlox Universal Thruaxle automatically adjusts to your fork frame width for a perfect fit without any measuring.

 

 4. INSTALL THE NEW AXLE

 If your existing axle has a cone-shaped washer You’ll need to reuse it. If you can’t use the old washer, use the washer that we supplied and install that onto your axle with the conical side facing the fork or frame. 

Insert your new axle into the fork normally and tighten with a 6mm Hex Tool/Allen key. Ensure that the thread is tightening on the other side of the fork or frame. Tighten to 10 Nm - or to the settings your bike’s manufacturer recommends.

 

OOPS! SOMETHING WENT WRONG...

If something is wrong, or if you'd like to use the axle on another frame/fork, you have to reset the Hexlox Universal Thru axle. It’s very important that you do not unscrew - anti-clockwise - the Head Part from the Threaded End Part. This will damage the internal mechanism. Instead, you must reset it to its original state.

Watch the Reset Video - or scroll down to the bottom of this page.

 

 

5. INSTALL THE GRUBSCREW

Hexlox Grub Screw

Insert the Grub Screw into the end of the new axle. Start with the longer grub screw. If it is too long and does not screw all the way in, use the short Srub Screw. Insert with the pointy end facing outwards and add 3 drops of oil onto the thread. Tighten until all the threads are not visible anymore. 

Congrats, you're done 😉

 

 

 

HOW TO RESET THE HEXLOX THRU AXLE

Small hiccups can happen.

If something is wrong, you have to reset the Hexlox Universal Thru axle. It’s very important that you do not unscrew (anti-clockwise) the Head Part since this will damage the internal mechanism. Instead, you must reset it to its original state.

1. REMOVE THE GRUB SCREW

Remove the Grub screw

Screw in - clockwise - the longer Head Part into the Threaded End part to remove the Grub Screw. Sometimes it can be easier to remove it, by rotating the head part back and forth, clockwise/anti-clockwise.

 

 

2. EXPOSE THE EXPANDING RING

Expose the expanding ring

Once the Grub Screw is removed, continue to screw - clockwise - the Head Part into the Threaded End Part until you can see the Expanding Ring.

 

 

3. PRY LOOSE THE EXPANDING RING

Pry loose the expanding ring

Pry loose the Expanding Ring using a small, flat screwdriver. Be careful and keep a finger on the ring since it could easily spring away and get lost. If you loose it we have included a replacement ring in the packaging 😉

 

 

4. UNSCREW THE HEAD PART

UNSCREW THE HEAD PART

With the Expanding Ring removed it's now safe to unscrew - anti-clockwise - the Head Part from the Threaded End Part.

 

 

5. RE-INSTALL THE EXPANDING RING

RE-INSTALL THE EXPANDING RING

The Expanding Ring has a rounded edge and a sharp edge. Identify the side with the rounded edge.

Put the Expanding Ring back onto the Head Part with the rounded end of the Internal Ring facing outwards - towards the end of the Head Part.

Lay Internal Ring on a flat surface, with the opening facing upwards, and press the Head Part back onto the Internal Ring.

The Hexlox Universal Thruaxle is now ready to be re-assembled, see top of page.

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