So it seems great minds think alike and just a day after RockShox announced their new Maxle Stealth, Fox have released their own version of the same damn thing, the Kabolt. But that is good for us/you; no matter where your fork allegiance lies you will be able to save weight and clean up your front end. Plus if you want an orange axle you're in luck or if you've gone to Trek's new Boost standard or 27.5+ Fox have you covered. Press release below.
Working with our Racing Applications Development team, Geoff Kabush asked for a lighter, bolt-on axle that would allow for quick wheels changes during a race. The Kabolt was born and soon other FOX athletes – from enduro racers to slopestyle riders - were asking for it.
Holding titles that range from X Games with Brett Rheeder to Cross-Country World Championships with Julien Absalon and Catharine Pendral, FOX’s RAD program has been supplying racers with Kabolts for several years. Now they will be available for all FOX forks with 15QR axles. 15x100mm weight: 34.5g 100mm version is 40g lighter than our 15QR (54% weight savings) Available in 15x100mm and 15x110mm widths Compatible with all FOX 15QR forks Installs with a 6mm hex Black axles available in June; Orange axles available in August