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DT Swiss
RWS Aluminum Lever Thru Bolt

3 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Why We Like The RWS Aluminum Lever Thru Bolt

This RWS Aluminum Lever Thru Bolt is a simple mounting solution for thru-bolt rear wheels. Where the standard RWS Thru-Bolt uses a carbon-reinforced plastic lever arm, you'll get a lever made from machined aluminum here. The weight is exactly the same, and you'll perhaps get more durability in the event of a crash with these alloy bits, not to mention the appeal of the more sculpted look.

RWS stands for Ratchet Wheelmounting System. It has the look of a quick release (minus the springs), but in place of a lever attached to a cam, there's a lever attached to a bolt head. Turn the lever clockwise to tighten. When there is sufficient resistance (15nm), stop turning. Press the red button to position the lever in a place where it won't get knocked around. You're done, and the benefits are pretty obvious. It provides up to 50% greater clamping force than with a conventional quick release, which can be a great thing when riding a disc brake in front as it will resist the twisting forces better. And, they make it super easy to pop your wheels off your bike. The oversized shafts are high-strength, lightweight 7075 aluminum, as are the lever arms. Want it off? Just start turning the lever counter-clockwise to loosen.

The DT Swiss RWS Thru Bolt w/ Aluminum Lever is available to fit three hub configurations -- Front 9x100mm, Rear 10x135mm, Rear 12x142mm (Syntace X-12 type). The weights are as follows: 49g (front 9 x 100) 63g (rear 10 x 135.)


  • Thru-bolt rear axle with an aluminum release lever
  • Choose from 9 x 100mm front, 10 x 135mm rear, or 12 x 142mm rear
  • Uses M10 x 1 thread pitch
  • Item #DTS0008
[axle] aluminum, [lever] alloy
[front] 9 x 100 mm, [rear] 10 x 135 mm, 12 x 142mm
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
cycling, mountain biking

Overall Rating

3 based on 2 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2023

Works Perfectly

I've put it through the wringer

For all of my bikes, I have these on road and MT as I pull the front and rear tires off when stuffing the bikes in the Van. So these are invaluable to allow for getting tires on and off without having to search around for a hex key

Leo Y

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2021


I've put it through the wringer

I donnot recommend this axel because I cannot get it tight and undo it. The red knob, when do to tight, unscrews instead of the axle. I would recommend just a standard axle that uses an allen key.

Jackson S

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