There are just a couple of frames that I have seen that have removable dropouts, they were/are older 26 inch wheel ones ( I have two 27.5 inch hub motor wheels , and one 700c/29 er wheel ) and those few that I know of sold new for thousands of dollars , so they are not cheep when they do come up for sale on Craigslist.
I have been waiting for years now already for a rear through axle hub motor, and Grin made the front one ... a heavy DD motor.
Is Grin working on a 12mm axle , light weight , geared , 10-11 speed cassette ready ... rear , through axle hub motor ?
I need to do this on a frame with a through axle because ..
1) I already have a few hub motors build up in 27.5 and one 700c wheel.
2) I want to have a frame designed for 27.5 or 29 er wheels ( see # 1 )
I want to have a frame that has a tapered head tube so that I can put the newer/better quality and often lighter weight as well ... tapered forks on it.
3) The used bikes I am finding on Craigslist that have the older style dropouts are so used and beat up that I am hesitant to go faster and put torque through the rear of the frame.
I am finding however many newer bikes that are the new through axle design that have very little use .
Bike frames have gotten better in the last 7-8 years now , that is when most of those improved frames also went to the through axle design. So it is hard to find a newer better frame that still has the older slotted dropouts.
And most of those have very low end components on them , like the Diamond Back Recoil, etc.
It would be good to start a list of bikes that have removable rear dropouts .
So far I know of only 3 ... A very old Tomac Frame, one Intense Frame, and only 1 frame from Giant.
Know of anymore ?
tolkaNo wrote: ↑
May 12, 2018 2:24 am
If its a thru axle frame with removable dropouts you can fabricate custom dropouts
Or you can wait for grin to make a rear version of their through axle motor
Why do you need to do this on a frame with a through axle?