The axles sheared at the crank (on my Torker Lx 24). I only had it for eight months or so, and I do not do any tricks. Has this happened to any else?
As it definitely didn’t look like an easy fix I headed toward the bike store.
The shop fixed the 24-inch by replacing the entire wheel. They also gave me new pedals and a new tire, all-free of cost under the store and the manufacturers warrantees.
By the way, while I was at the bicycle shop, a lonely Torker AX 29er keep looking sadly in my direction and I took it home along with other things. So, I didn’t get out of there totally free.
First impressions: I took it out for a ride, (I could not free mount it) got on and went for about 10 feet and had a upd, got on again and went for a mile ride. It unequivocally takes bumps better, and seemed to handle about the same. I was not sure if I was going faster then the 24-inch. I am six feet three and have the seat post all the way in and the uni is still to high for me t (had to ride on my tip toes) comfortably, so I will have to cut to seat post before riding again.
BTW: I cut a inch off the seat post, It is made of aluminum. The post on the LX 24 is made of steel. I do not like the seat post clamp on either (two hex screws clamp) the AX is heavier but you have to tighten them like mad or the seat will twist.
I don’t think you understand what I was saying. The frame is (physically larger). more massive. The LX-24 look like a baby compared to the AX-29! I am not sure of the weight difference. You can not see the differences by the pictures on their web site.