Leave it to the Germans to improve on something as simple as an axle. The X-Fix, which is essentially a multi-tool that fits inside the already nifty X-12 axle, will be available this year on just about every bike that comes equipped with the Syntace standard axle. Check it out here:
The Syntace X-FIX key (int. pat. pend) is the perfect addition to the Syntace X-12 through-axle system. It doesn’t matter where and when you need it, the Syntace X-FIX key is always there. Whether you are assembling or removing an X-12 rear wheel quicker than with conventional “quick” releases, fine adjusting the seat or stem angle, moving controls or adjusting the brake calliper. And what a bonus: No additional weight when compared to standard QR’s which are attached to the axle.
Under 25g, but containing 3 tools The robust construction and mobility of the Syntace X-FIX make it:
1. a through axle QR lever with a huge 25Nm torque force.
2. a 5mm allen key the most common size required on a bicycle, from stem through to rear swing arm pivot bolts.
3. a 4mm allen key* with 5Nm torque force for more fragile cockpit bolts such as found on shift and brake levers.
Thanks to the barely visible but highly secure snap fit locking mechanism securing it to the Syntace X-12 axle the Syntace X-FIX tool is always there on the bike waiting to be used – even if you are riding with a different backpack or decide to go for a ride without your pants for a change. The system is suitable for retrofitting on all original Syntace X-12 through axle systems, regardless of whether equipped with a conventional through axle QR** or key-less such as the Liteville, CUBE, Cannondale, Stevens, Lapierre, Canyon, Norco, Mountain Cycle and many more, as well as the licensed version from Specialized**.