2022 Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO

covert

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Today was my first gravel ride ever! I was having so much fun I didn't take a photo out on the trail, but here are some photos of the aftermath.

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kahn

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So your through axle has a handle? Is that what that is? You don't have to use a wrench and I suppose proper torque isn't as important as I thought.
My Creo has a "handle" on the through axle that looks like the lever on a quick release. It is one-piece and NOT a lever - just looks like one. It might be convenient since it does not need an allen wrench BUT I found that its size and location could interfere with a rear rack. Two racks I looked at would not fit well and would have had to be removed if you had a flat tire. Not convenient to have to remove a rack to fix a tire.

Second when I did get a flat, while the "lever" or leverage handle was there, someone had over tightened the axle and I could not get it free. I tried standing on it and tried using my bike shoe as a hammer - neither worked. Finally, some guy came to the parking lot where I was trying to fix the flat and he had a tool kit with hammer. I really wanted a rubber mallet but HAMMER was good enough.

I will admit that after that experience I did buy through axles without that handle but have not replaced the originals yet.
 

covert

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So your through axle has a handle? Is that what that is? You don't have to use a wrench and I suppose proper torque isn't as important as I thought.
Correct, I don’t plan on having to use it anytime soon (crosses finger)

I swapped out the saddle today and rode another 25 miles.

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covert

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Can you tell us about the accessory that allows you to connect the Garmin Varia tail light to the Mirror saddle? Thanks.
Bup Labs SWAT Mount for Garmin Varia