Fox Shox Fork Axle
Genuine Fox replacement fork axles.
Available in several versions:
Kabolt - Bolt up 15mm axle that'll fit all models of Fox forks with 15mm axles (except 2015+ 36 forks that run pinch bolts). If you dislike the idea of quick release or want to save some weight, the Kabolt bolt on axle is for you! Weighing in at 34.5g, you save nearly 40g over your original axle. You will need to use your own allen key to remove your wheel. Available Options:
Black - 15mm x 100 - Bolt Up Suit Fox 36 2015+ - Part Number - 820-09-005-KIT
20mm Axle to suit Fox 40 - All years.
Ratings & Reviews
looks way better and stays
by Jo -
looks way better and stays in place, will get another one soon
by David L. -
I like these because they are very neat and pleasing to the eye. They are an expensive bolt though.
Clean and simple. Not much
by David L -
Clean and simple. Not much more to add. I think it does make my 32 mm Fox fork a little stiffer, but that could also be wishful thinking.
20mm x 110mm - OK product, but don't recommend for people who need to remove wheels often
by Toby -
The axle itself has a couple design flaws which really make it difficult to like, it does it's job, but is easily seized and stripped with frequent removal. Even with pinch bolts completely out it can seize without warning and strip easily. This won't be a problem however you only remove wheels for tire changes/servicing.
1. The alloy it's made out of is VERY SOFT, I compare this directly to my Pike and Lyrik axles which both are made of a more hardy material, you can feel this if you hold them.
2. The 5mm hex needed to unscrew is a weird choice considering the rear of all 3 of my bikes need 6mm, and most of RockShoxs forks need 6mm if running bolts, no doubt a bigger hex requirement would reduce the ease of stripping out.
If you do end up stripping them do not try to drill them out and ruin the fork threads, instead get a dremel and cut out 2 slots on either side of the hex hole big enough for a decently sized flathead screwdriver to fit in securely. Then get an adjustable wrench and clamp down on the flat of the screwdriver at an angle that gives you good leverage and pull or push. The fork will be free, but you'll need another one of these.