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These jobs are easy for anyone interested in cycling. For this workshop the user either doesn’t need any tools at all, or he only requires standard tools such as Allen keys, pliers or screw drivers. In this category you’ll find above all how to perform adjustments to your bike
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Handling of through-axle

Through-axles have the advantage that they are larger in diameter than conventional 9 mm axles and so are significantly stiffer. In addition, they are screwed into the dropouts, and so the whole system is even stiffer. This means that the forks twist less under braking and the bike can be steered through corners with greater precision. The downside is that these benefits come at the cost of a little more weight.

Also, if your through-axles do not have quick-release skewers, you need an Allen key to fit and remove the axle, and special hubs that accommodate the axles are also needed.

The most common through-axle systems for the front wheel:


15 mm diameter; 100 mm width (e.g. QR 15 by Fox / Shimano / DT Swiss, Maxle Lite by Rock Shox )

20 mm diameter; 110 mm width (e.g. Maxle Lite DH by Rock Shox, Fox F40)

The most common through-axle systems for the rear wheel:


12 mm diameter; 135 mm width (e.g. Rock Shox Maxle)
12 mm diameter; 135 mm width (+ 3.5 mm on each side), with a stop to make it easier to fit the axle (e.g. Syntace X-12, Canyon Through Axle)
The Canyon Through Axle, Maxle and Syntace X-12 systems are not compatible with each other.

Fitting Rock Shox Maxle through-axles:

1. Insert the wheel into the dropouts on the fork legs. The hub must sit firmly in the dropouts. Make sure that the rotor is correctly located in the brake calliper and that neither the rotor nor the hub or the rotor securing bolts clash with the lower fork legs.

2. Flip the quick-release lever to the open position. The lever must fit in the corresponding slot in the axle. Picture 1

3. Push the lightly greased axle through the hub until the thread engages in the dropout on the opposing side and tighten the axle. Picture 2 Picture 3

4. Close the lever finger tight.

Fitting Fox QR15 through-axles:

1. Insert the wheel into the dropouts on the fork legs. The hub must sit firmly in the dropouts. Make sure that the rotor is correctly located in the brake calliper and that neither the rotor nor the hub or the rotor securing bolts clash with the lower fork legs.

2. Flip the quick-release lever to the open position.

3. Push the lightly greased axle through the hub until the thread engages in the dropout on the opposing side and tighten the axle. Picture 2 Picture 3

4. Close the lever finger tight.

Fitting through-axles without quick-release skewers (Fox F40)

1. Insert the wheel into the dropouts on the fork legs. The hub must sit firmly in the dropouts. Make sure that the rotor is correctly located in the brake calliper and that neither the rotor nor the hub or the rotor securing bolts clash with the lower fork legs.

2. Push the lightly greased axle into the hub from the right until the thread engages in the dropout on the left-hand side. Picture 4

3. Tighten the bolts clockwise using a 5 mm Allen key, to lightly secure the axle. Picture 5

4. Tighten the two left-hand clamping bolts to a torque of 2 – 2.5 Nm. Picture 6

5. Then push down on the handlebars a few times to centre the unclamped right-hand dropout.

6. Then tighten the two right-hand bolts and the axle to 2 – 2.5 Nm.

Fitting through-axles on the rear wheel (Canyon Through Axle, Syntace X-12, not the Rock Shox Maxle)

1. Insert the wheel into the dropouts in the rear triangle. The hub must sit firmly in the dropouts. Make sure that the rotor is correctly located in the brake calliper and that neither the rotor nor the hub or the rotor securing bolts clash with the frame.

2. Push the lightly greased axle through the hub until the thread engages in the dropout on the opposing side and tighten the axle.

3. Then tighten the axle bolt to 20 Nm.
You need a 5 mm Allen key to fit and remove the Canyon Through Axle and the Syntace X-12. Picture 7

Caution: RWS quick-release skewers cannot be flipped open. Instead, pull the quick-release skewer out straight and turn it.
Note: you will need a Minitool to change the tube if you puncture while you are riding.

The axles need to be cleaned of dust and dirt


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

Picture 1: The lever needs to fit into the slit of the axle

Picture 1: The lever needs to fit into the slit of the axle

Picture 2: Turn the lock-nut top secure the axle

Picture 2: Turn the lock-nut top secure the axle

Picture 3: Then tighten the quick release lever

Picture 3: Then tighten the quick release lever

Picture 4: Push the axle through

Picture 4: Push the axle through

Picture 5: Tighten the axle

Picture 5: Tighten the axle

Picture 6: Then tighten the screws with the correct torque

Picture 6: Then tighten the screws with the correct torque

Picture 7: X-12 Through axle

Picture 7: X-12 Through axle

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