Tune FAQ



FAQ: What colours do Tune components come in and what colours does EightyOneSpices stock?

Tune is a coourful world. Tune uses the following 11 colours: Silver, purple, froggy green, pink, red, orange, gold, blue, forest green, white and black.

Following is an indication of the colours:






















a) As no anodising facility can guarantee a consistency in tone of anodising colour from one anodising batch to the next, Tune does not guarantee the exact shade of colour of one component will be the same as for the next. Two identical components, colourised in the same anodising bath with the same anodizing process at two different times can have produce a slightly different shade of colour, there are simply too many variables involved in this complex process. Tune however, aim to keep their colours as consistent as possible. In the past, black has been the only anodising colour anodisers are able to keep consistent. Only resently red was able to be added to this very short list.


b) At EightyOneSpices we stock all colours for a select few components only, but for most components the demand is very low for some colours. Hence it is not viable to stock all items in all colours. We aim to stock all regular stock items in the popular colours. You are always welcome to place a special order in your choice of above colour if not available at the time of order.


c) White is not an anodising colour. For white components, a powder process is used. This process is very different to anodising and following results for all white componnets:

  i) not all components can be offered in white. White is offered for all hubs that do NOT use carbon in the flanges and for the bar ends. If there is another component you would like in white, please ask as to whether it is available.

ii) the powder coating process is slightly more expensive than anodising, resulting in all white components pricing being slightly higher.


d) Update 01.10.2014: anodising colours pink and purple have been discontinued as regular colours for 2015. However, some items may still be in stock in these colours and or it may be possible to special order a small batch of purple components, so please just ask if are still after one of these two colours.


FAQ: Which DC12 (142x12) rear through axle will work on my frame?

There are currently two rear through axle models: a) X-12 and b) Shimano E-through. Rock Shox Maxle is currently not available.


The Shimano E-through axle has a M12x1 thread and some frames have this thread directly in the frame (eg. Scott), but you may have to additionally order the correct threaded insert from following list. If your bicycle brand is not listed, please contact us:


NP0608sw - Simplon, Merida, Centurion, BMC, Yeti

NP0607sw - Ghost

NP0609sw - Rocky Mountain

NP0605sw - Hai-Bike



FAQ: So just exactly how much lighter is a Tune hubset?

We get asked this question all the time. So we thought we'd just put together a spreadsheet of weights for the commonly referred to hubs. Note all weights are manufacturers claimed weights. Actual weights will vary slightly. After weighing a range of hubsets from different manufacturers we have noticed, that on average, actual weights are up to +5%.









FAQ: I need some tune hub dimesions to calculate spoke lengths - where do I find these?



                                         Front Tune hub dimensions:                                          Rear Tune hub dimensions:
















FAQ: What rim brake pads do I use with Tune rim brake wheels?

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