The AX76 12x142mm Thru-Axle is Shimano's skewer for the E-Thru Axle system built into kit like the superlative XTR hubs. If you're looking for a new 12mm skewer for your Shimano rig, we recommend not taking the risk of discovering previously unknown compatibility issues between brand X and the E-Thru design as your rear wheel tumbles out in the middle of a techy rock garden. Run Shimano, and ride with confidence.
- Q & A
Heavy yet sturdy for the job. The axle is heavy and the lever quite bulky. I am using new a Carbon-Ti e-thru compatible axle which weights half and it looks much better
Would this skewer work with my 2014 Orbea Occam M40? I have XT wheels and rear hub with a 12x142 thru axle that I have trouble closing or locking. If this one does not work, do you have any other choices? Thanks for your help. Jaime