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Anyone running one of these axles?

I am considering one but I don't know anything about the pin drive?

Pro's - Cons?
 

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I've had one for a few years now, nice axle. All in all I'm happy with it. The only problem I've ever had was the original cast aluminum hubs. They weren't torqued high enough and got sloppy, but this took a couple years. Got a new set of billet ones and keep them at 90 ft-lbs or so and they've been great.

Pros:
Lightest standard axle availible, but just as strong as the regular durablue.
Durablue locknut is a big improvement over stock and Lonestar IMO.
Pin Drive hubs are lighter and stronger.
Pin Drive hubs don't cost more than regular aftermarket hubs.

Cons:
Not as strong as an RPM axle on the MX track.
More expensive than some other extended axles.
Pin Drive hubs are proprietary, only work on the x-33.
Pin Drive hubs must be torqued tight and kept tight or they'll get sloppy.
Pin Drive hubs are not covered under the Durablue limited lifetime warranty.
 

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Great info, thanks for the reply.

I had a G-Force for the last two years and it is shot. The splines are all sloppy and I have allot of free play in the wheel hubs and the sprocket / brake hubs. I'm not blaming the axle, I know it is the way I ride. Hoping to find something that will hold up to abuse.
 
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