There’s nothing inherently wrong with the thru axles that ship on most frames and forks, but there’s always room for improvement. For Paul Components, that quest led to developing the Set N’ Forget Thru Axles.
Unlike the stock bits, his design is meant to highly durable, reliable, and simple to use. If you’ve been riding long enough, you’ll remember it’s this strategy and product segment that originally gave birth to the brand.
What sets his design apart from the masses is the multi-indexed head. As you tighten down the thru axle to the desired position, you can click the head to disengage the handle. This allows you to rotate the handle independently of the shaft to the desired position. Once you’ve clocked the handle, the lever will always close in that position.
Each Set N’ Forget it made from a combination of stainless steel, 7075 and 6061 aluminum. At launch, they’ll be available in either black or silver or black and silver with an orange accent. The brand is notorious for doing small batches of purple ano and other colors, so keep your eyes peeled.
Retail for a single axle is $68. Before you start bitching, remember, all Paul Components are hand built with love in the USA. And hey, if you lost a Rockshox, Fox, or DT axle, you’d easily be out $50 for a standard replacement. For just a little more, you get something really special.
If you’re interested in ordering, it’s important to note that while frames and forks may share the same standards, there are some variations in dropout width and thread pitch. To ensure you order the right thru axle, Paul suggests measuring. The procedure less than two minutes and is detailed in the video above.
For more info, visit paulcomp.com.