It seems that the world of BMX has been struggling to decide on a standard rear axle size for a few years now. There’s the traditional 3/8″ (or 10mm) and now of course there’s also the “stiffer” 15mm (Redline – Carbon , Supercross – Envy, Envy BLK and 450z) and 20mm (DK – Professional/Haro – PTC and Carbon) options. If you are an early adopter of the 20 or 15 mm rear end, chances are you are probably still running adapters to make a 10mm axle fit and not fully taking advantage of the bigger axle.
Sure you have a few options. If you are running Profile hubs with the 3/8″ axle you have a couple of adapters available to you already. There’s a Supercross Quick Twitch rear hub that’s been available in 15mm for a while, there’s an Aussie Rival Racing 20mm hubset, and there’s adapter kits for Chris King and Stealth hubs. We’ve also seen that the Alienation Thrust hub that will be convertible from 3/8″ to 15mm which is about to be released.
But we truly believe it’s the Profile Elite 15/20mm rear hub that will get people moving across to get the full benefit from today’s newer tech frames with the bigger axles.
There’s not a great deal of information available about these hubs right now, this is all I’ve been able to scrape together so far. I’ll see if I can find some more details for you in the near future.
But they are hitting shops right now, so get in and check them out.
The NEW 15/20mm rear Elites are now available through shops!
- The Elite 15/20mm hub has a true 20mm bolt-on hollow aluminum axle and cassette free-hub body.
- The Elite 15/20mm hub is manufactured from a high grade, aerospace quality billet aluminum.
- Available in Black, Polished, Gold, Blue, Purple, Aqua, Green, and Red.
- Front and Rear hubs sold separately.
- Made in the USA!
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