Meet the Narwheel
Born—as these things often are—of a specific need, Lindarets' Narwheel Thru Axle Mount was made to securely hold thru axle front wheels in our workshop and while seeking out new rides in our Sprinter stealth campervan- but it works every bit as well in workshops, retail spaces, and demo trailers.
The Narwheel is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and features a stepped stub axle and wingnut that will accommodate 12 x 100mm (road standard), 15 x 100mm (mountain standard), and 15 x 110mm (Boost) front hubs.
The axle is mounted at a slight angle to allow some overlap with narrower tires yet keeps even 27.5 x 3.0in knobbies from contacting the mounting surface. The three-inch, four-bolt square base plate can be mounted to walls or posts (you supply appropriate hardware) at any orientation that works for you.
Use your best judgement when mounting! We can't control or evaluate the surface you choose to mount these to or the suitability of the hardware you select, so take care when mounting in vehicles or where a falling wheel might injure someone. The Narwheel is not designed for outdoor or exterior vehicle use.
+ Technical Details
- Weight: about 136g
- Standard Front Narwheels
- 12 x 100mm (road standard) front hubs
- 15 x 100mm (mountain standard) front hubs
- 15 x 110mm (mountain Boost) front hubs
- Mounting holes will accept four #10 or M5 screws/bolts (not included). Mounting hardware and surface/anchor evaluation is the responsibility of the user.
- For indoor use only.
- Materials Required:
- Blue threadlocker (Loctite 242 or equivalent)
- 19mm open-end wrench or torque wrench with 19mm crow's foot
- Mounting hardware as appropriate
- Mounting anchors as appropriate
- Apply a drop of threadlocker to hex-end axle thread.
- Hand-thread axle into base plate
- Use 19mm wrench to torque axle to base plate with a force of 8-10Nm.
- Mount to vertical surface using appropriate hardware and anchors
- Ceiling mounting is not recommended. Especially where the wheel or mount could fall and hurt someone.
- Take care to ensure that there is enough space to mount your largest anticipated wheel/tire combination to the mount.
- Slide wheel hub over axle and appropriate shoulder
- Thread nut onto axle and hand-tighten to approximately 6-8 Nm (as tight as—but not tighter than—you'd install a thru axle).
- Re-check axle tightness every month or whenever play develops and re-tighten as needed.