GW continues to be a leading supplier of thru axles and the Switch compatible thru axle and levers are the most popular.
Like all our thru axles, Switch system axles are machined from ultra-strong 7075 alloy and tested to ensure they pass rigorous strength testing.
What’s unique about the Switch system is its removeable lever. A single lever can be fitted to a bike and used to tighten or loosen a front or rear thru axle. When not in use, the lever can be held securely and silently in the thru axle or can be stowed in a jersey pocket.
There are several lever shape options to choose from and levers can be equipped with additional features like valve core removers, bottle openers, or Torx or hex wrenches.
GW has been hard at work on creating a new, mountain bike specific hub that is strong enough to handle the requirements of the most demanding riders.
The M-Max series of hubs is made up of the M17-3 and M17-5 hub shells built around an oversized 17x12mm axle. By increasing the diameter of the rear axle, we were able to significantly stiffen and strengthen the hub.
The M-Max hubs are equipped with a full set of high-quality cartridge bearings to ensure smooth spinning with minimal maintenance requirements. To make servicing easier, these hubs are equipped with end caps that can be removed without tools.
GW Manufacturing is proud to promote diversity and inclusion in its workforce and was recently given an award for its efforts by the Taichung City government. The award, officially named “The Outstanding Performance Award for Agencies (institutions) performing well on employing the physically and mentally disabled in Taichung City in 2019” was given to GW in an award ceremony at City Hall earlier this year.
GW believes that diversity of experience leads to more points of view and creativity and this gives us an advantage to solving problems. In addition, upper management recognizes that all people, regardless of their abilities, can make a meaningful contribution and that small modifications to the office and factory layout and flexible human resources policies allow all people to reach their full potential.
If you’re interested in learning more about our policies or employment opportunities at GW Manufacturing you can contact us on the about section of this website.