Inside Line: The Lindarets Boostinator

Want to upgrade your frame to Boost spacing but don’t want to buy all new kit? The Lindarets Boostinator allows the use of existing 12x142mm and 15x100mm hubs and wheels with 12x148mm and 15x110mm Boost frames and forks.



Boostinator Overview:

  • Allows for frame or fork upgrades without the need for new wheels
  • Kits become part of hub, with no loose hardware to lose on the trail
  • Provides 27plus owners an inexpensive way to mount existing 29er wheel sets
  • Made in USA
  • Available for select DT Swiss, Hope, and White Industries hubs
  • Price: $24.95-39.95 from Lindarets direct, including shipping

Lindarets partnered with Bikeworks Albuquerque to develop the Boostinator. When paired with compatible 15x100mm or 12x142mm hubs, the kits allow existing wheels to be mounted in Boost-standard frames and forks. Disc and drivetrain positions are maintained and, thanks to a quick re-dish, spoke bracing angles are improved.

Boostinator kits consist of a hub-specific axle end cap and—in the case of rear kits—a precision-machined rotor spacer with a set of six, high-strength bolts. In keeping with Boost specifications, the disc and cassette are shifted outboard, allowing brakes and derailleurs to function as designed.

Each Boostinator kit is CNC machined from 6061 aluminum and anodized to military specification in the USA. Rear kits come with appropriate-length high-strength Class 10.9 bolts.

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The Boostinator DR is available now, with several other models available in February.

The Boostinator DR is compatible with DT-Swiss 12x142mm Star Ratchet (240- and 350-series) rear hubs with 6-bolt (IS) rotor mounts, (Centerlock hubs are not supported). The Boostinator DR is also compatible with some complete wheels from DT Swiss, Roval (Specialized), Giant, Syncros (Scott), and others that use DT’s Star Ratchet internals.

Price: $39.95 shipped
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